BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree

There BA Fine Art degree pathways embrace fine art as an open discipline constructed from many different studio practices and a critical involvement with ideas, culture and society. You will explore a range of artistic practices (including installation, performance, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital arts, film and video) through making, research and critique. Our suite of BA degrees opens the door to a wide range of creative and professional possibilities.

Why study BA Fine Art at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex we have the facilities and the expertise to enhance your exploration of all kinds of art, from traditional forms like painting and sculpture to more contemporary approaches including digital arts, installation, and socially engaged practices. We place an emphasis on learning about art practice, history and theory through studio-based teaching and you will benefit from having an individual tutor as well as being part of a small, friendly peer group.

As a student, you will have the freedom to work independently within the tutorial framework so that you can develop self-discipline, experience of making and showing your work, and critical skills. This approach often leads to student-led collaborations, which contribute to the collective ethos of the course. Initiatives have included a range of exhibitions and events, and many collaborative groups have continued professionally beyond Middlesex.

Course highlights

  • Our outstanding facilities in The Grove, our £80 million specialist building for art, design, media and performing arts, are among the best in the country
  • You are taught by practicing artists who exhibit and sell their work globally and work across a wide range of media including photography, painting, film, installation, sound and interactive art
  • At the end of Level 5 (year 2) you have the option of our distinct pathways (BA Fine Art; BA Fine Art Social Practice; BA Fine Art Multimedia Practice; BA Fine Art Critical Practice), which reflect and benefit from particular areas of staff expertise and achievement.
  • A regular Fine Art lecture series from visiting artists and curators provides insight into professional experience
  • At the end of your degree you will exhibit your work at our Art and Design Degree Show, a great opportunity to showcase your talents to the creative industry
  • A flexible part-time study option and supportive staff mean it’s easy to balance your studies with other commitments
  • As a student of this course you’ll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art supports you in fulfilling your capacity for self-directed learning through the production of an ambitious body of work; you will explore the relationship between studio and exhibition, making and dissemination, and reflect on the role of different audiences.
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Social Practice approaches art practice in its social contexts and offers you the opportunity to engage with a range of communities and institutions with the common goal of making a positive impact to the world around you.
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Multimedia Practice supports you in expanding your creative practice and technical expertise with particular emphasis on viewer interaction, contemporary sound and video technologies and digital techniques.
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Critical Practice is addressed to students who conceive of their art practice as involved in an in-depth and on-going dialogue with the critical, theoretical, philosophical and historical discourses that surround and inform it.

Careers

What are your career options with a degree in Fine Art?

Internationally recognised and respected, BA Fine Art is a broad degree that develops your creative and critical abilities. BA Fine Art is a route into a rewarding career as a professional artist but also helps you develop an extensive range of valuable transferable skills that can lead you in any number of directions after graduation.

Our Fine Art graduates are able to think strategically, work flexibly, be highly organised and use their initiative, as well as having excellent written and verbal communication skills so they are highly employable in a broad range of careers.

Past graduates have gone on to be successful in a number of fields for example working as an artist, curator, photographer, digital media professional, art therapist, teacher, lecturer, designer, researcher, writer, community art worker, galleries, performer, media professional, entrepreneur etc.  The course supports students to develop their independent thinking and problem solving skills, highly useful when entering the job market.

Bespoke professional practice modules allow students to gain the skills they need for their chosen fields and information about pathways into them. Many students will also have undertaken internships or placements in their chosen fields.

More details about course content and entry requirements please visit Middlesex University London

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