BA (hons) Fine Art

Fine Art is a subject for ambitious and motivated students who wish to explore their experience of the world through the interrogation of ideas and concepts. The work of a fine artist is characterised by an ability to profoundly examine and sustain their creative, intellectual interpretations through physical means.

The undergraduate programme is intended for those whose ambition is to practice as a professional artist, to work as a professional in the creative industries or in education. You will need to be disciplined, motivated, organised and fully engaged with the course, which is designed to develop in you the skills, confidence and critical ability required of a professional artist in the 21st century.

Fine artists need both technical skill and creative insight as they work to convey complex themes from an original perspective. At CSAD, you will develop these skills through an engagement with materials within a studio practice culture. You begin by exploring the materials of the contemporary fine artist; from paint, wood, and metal to photography, video-installation, performance, or print – and all points in between. You may elect to study techniques employed within other disciplines, such as digital design methods, and you will have access to our music studio.

You will also develop your understanding of art history and theory, as well as the links between art, science and philosophy. In doing so, you will be continuously refining your own position and practice.

Key Facts

UCAS code: W100
Course length: Three years full-time.
Subject Leader: David Fitzjohn;

For course specific enquiries please contact Admissions tutor David Fitzjohn:

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Download a BA Fine Art prospectus here