CCC at A2 or BTEC Extended Diploma MMM or equivalent plus interview with portfolio.
The majority of students enter the course from Foundation Art and Design and other pre-degree art and design courses. All students are interviewed with a folder of artwork. The interview focuses on your interests and ambitions in the visual arts.
The BA (Hons) Fine Art course provides a broad introduction to the dynamic and exciting area of contemporary Fine Art practice. The course places an emphasis on an approach to making art that is experimental and innovative.
The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) results show 92% of students were satisfied with the way staff explained things and made the subject interesting. The Fine Art course at UCLan was voted one of the top two courses nationally for student satisfaction in the new universities in the 2011 NSS results.
The course trains students to work as creative practitioners, and graduates of the department pursue careers as artists and in business across the UK and abroad. Career paths include artists’ residencies, community arts, graphic design, museums and galleries, web design, arts education, research fellowships, professional arts organisations, publishing, TV and radio, journalism, theatre set design, illustration, conference and events management, and curatorship.
The programme covers all areas of contemporary fine art practice including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, animation, video, sound, performance, drawing, site based projects, illustration and artists' books.
First year projects are designed to introduce you to research methods, creative practice and experimental work in use of materials and drawing. This is taught through workshop inductions, projects, technical demonstrations and studio practice. Coursework can be made in any medium and you do not need to have prior experience of these before joining the course. All students are provided with individual workspaces. First year students take an optional module and an introductory course in the History and Theory of Art.
The emphasis in Year 2 is on the development of your own practice. You are allocated an individual tutor and work as part of a group for seminar sessions and studio tutorials. You can opt to do a placement in schools and community projects, and work on exhibition projects. Contextual Studies is closely related to your studio work and include a series of talks from contemporary artists on aspects of art practice. You can also choose the Creative Practitioner module, which helps with future employability. Students are able to study abroad in Year 2, with many students spending a semester in Connecticut. There are also annual research visits to Germany.