BA Honours in Fine Art Mixed Media

General

Program Description

Course summary

This innovative course was one of the first to offer students the opportunity to explore and develop work across boundaries, within the ever-expanding contemporary fine art disciplines. It encourages creativity, individuality and personal growth, and once you have acquired the basic skills you can negotiate your own individual programme of study with tutors.

You are encouraged to bring highly individual approaches to studio practice, coupled with an emphasis on experiential learning; these are the defining factors that have established the course at the cutting edge of contemporary practice.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study in this course.

Year 1

The course emphasis on creativity and individuality is supported by regular tutorials and studio discussion. This encourages you to explore different approaches to practice, coupled with technical introductions and workshops, enabling you to conceive increasingly ambitious projects.

Contemporary fine art practice is the focus of debate in both lectures and the studio, supported by the programme of visiting artists and lecturers. You will develop increasing insight into the exciting and diverse contemporary London art scene.

Subjects of study include:

  • Contemporary Fine Art Practice â Experimentation
  • Contexts of Contemporary Practice
  • Introduction to Mixed Media (Fine Art) Practice
  • Material Light
  • Reconsidering Drawing
  • Sources of Contemporary Practice

Credit Level 4

Years 2 and 3

In Years 2 and 3, the focus is on your chosen area of practice; experimentation and innovation are consolidated, and you will undertake a work placement within the creative industries to test your emerging aspirations.

Contextual studies, theory and practice are allied, with you defining the topic through tutorial discussion for your Dissertation. The final year culminates in the degree show.

You will engage in fundraising, promotion and curation of this public event, which currently takes place at Ambika P3 at the Universityâs Marylebone Campus.

Subjects of study include:

  • Concepts of Contemporary Fine Art
  • Contemporary Art Ideas and Form
  • Contemporary Fine Art Practice â Exploration and Development
  • Contemporary Fine Art Practice â Presentation
  • Contemporary Fine Art Practice â Realisation
  • Contemporary Fine Art Practice â Research and Development
  • Dissertation
  • Work Placement/Professional Practice

Credit Levels 5 and 6

Entry Requirements

UK

  • A-Levels - BB/CCC
  • International Baccalaureate - 26 points (minimum)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 27 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

Ideally, you should have passed the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design but other equivalent qualifications are welcome. You should have a portfolio of practical work to bring to the interview.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate - 26 points (minimum)

Ideally, you should have passed the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design but other equivalent qualifications are welcome. You should have a portfolio of practical work to bring to the interview.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

Careers

Our Alumni are working across the broad range of contemporary fine art opportunities but also within the wider creative industries. Some of the areas that our former students are working in are below:

  • Animation
  • Archives
  • Art criticism
  • Art education
  • Artist
  • Art practice
  • Art therapy
  • Community projects
  • Curation
  • Electronic imaging
  • Exhibition management
  • Film production
  • Artist
  • Gallery directorship
  • Gallery management
  • Illustration
  • Independent events coordination
  • Website design

Last updated September 2019

About the School

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one i ... Read More

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one in Harrow, it is home to over 20,000 students from over 150 nations. Read less