Course Overview

*PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21.

This course offers the opportunity to explore the boundaries of contemporary visual arts practice across a range of media for example: 2D/3D Media, Printmaking, Photographic Arts, Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Digital Arts and Critical Theory.
 
This course offers two routes through the programme of study. It provides the opportunity to either explore visual arts practice across a range of media or the opportunity to analyse and theorise issues within visual culture through independent research and writing. The context of your artistic practice will be within a broad Fine Art/Art and Design/Media framework. You can specialise in a particular media area or work across different media. The course content is student-centred and is based on your own proposal of study, which is updated and amended throughout the course. You will be expected to develop your own independence in learning, particularly in terms of advanced research, creative experimentation, critical analysis and theorisation. The course is based on a high level of independent research, however, the modules are designed to create a supportive framework, and we are also happy to provide personal support and guidance. The self-initiated character of this course will equip you for a wide range of potential career pathways. As an Arts and Media student you will have the opportunity to learn from both practitioners and experienced professionals. You will work with artists and designers a well as local and national galleries, museums and exhibitions. You will develop your creative ability within a well-resourced learning environment which offers excellent studio and workshop facilities. Students will also achieve PgDip and PgCert awards in this course.
 

Course Structure

Modules studied:
 
  • Critical Studies and Studio Practice. Students will study either Critical Studies and Studio Practice or Independent Project 1.
  • Independent Project 1. Students will study either Critical Studies and Studio Practice or Independent Project 1.
  • Independent Project 2. Students will study either Critical Studies and Studio Practice or Independent Project 2.
  • Integrated Practice. Students will study either Integrated Practice or Independent Project 3.
  • Independent Project 3. Students will study either Integrated Practice or Independent Project 3.

Additional Costs

Please see below a list of additional course costs:

  • Equipment: £200 - Maximum (essential cost)
  • Trips/visits: £400 - Maximum (essential cost)

Placement expenditure including travel - 

  • Books: £200 - Maximum (essential cost)
  • Exhibition: £200 - Maximum (essential cost)
  • Printing: £100 - Maximum (essential cost)

Total additional costs: £1100 (Approx)

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to have an Honours degree at a minimum of 2:2 or equivalent professional qualification. Mature applicants are welcome.
 
Applicants will be required to attend an interview at which they must present a 500 word proposal of study and, if they are applying for the practice route, they must also bring a portfolio of their work.
 

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
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Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088503 (HE).
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Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
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For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees