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BA (Hons)Fine Art

University of Chichester
United Kingdom, Chichester
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Our Fine Art course is both exciting and deeply rewarding, it will continue to develop your interest in art and grow your passion in fine art. The course is built around the principle of student choice; our programmes allow students to either specialise from the outset or to move between various disciplines over their period of study. Relating theory and practice, students will make new links and relationships between materials and visual representations to create new insights to the cultural context in which we live.

Programme structure

We recognise that many Art students want to keep their options open when they start their degree, hoping to develop skills in a range of disciplines before becoming more specialised.

Our programme is built around the key areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles. Each of these disciplines is supported by technical workshop provision to enable you to achieve the highest quality art production. The range of degrees allows you to commit to one of these discipline areas or to work across these areas. We will encourage you to develop an intellectual curiosity, and a sense of adventure, with an ability to deal with the unpredictable.

In the first year students will initially be set a series of research and drawing based activities that will drive the students’ ideas towards a self-directed practice, greater independence, and by the final year, the attainment of a distinctive vision.

Lectures and seminars along with the peer group critique in the studio, support independent, self-directed work. Students will learn to create their own negotiated pattern of work as they move towards an exhibition for their degree show in their final year.

You will have the opportunity to visit a major international city at an affordable cost to study the museums, galleries and culture. Recent cities have included Berlin, Barcelona, Venice and Madrid. Trips to museums and galleries in London and other cities take place throughout the academic year. We offer you the opportunity to exhibit your work outside of the artOne building. A series of selected work is hung in the general public spaces and provides a professional showcase for your work. As well as these public spaces there is the opportunity to show work in the University’s Otter Gallery.

Main studio, workshop skills and activities:

Painting: Oil, acrylic, drawing, construction, mixed media.
Textiles: Constructed textiles, felt-making, embroidery, papermaking, printed
textiles, mixed media, installation
Sculpture: Wood, metal, casting, plaster, ceramics, found materials, mixed media
Installation: appropriated materials, site-based and gallery-based work
Printmaking: Etching, screen-printing, relief printing, mono-print and
combined media
Drawing: Drawing is seen as an important
element in the development and realization of ideas and is the basis of the initial studio work at level one.
Digital Art: Digital photography, video, sound, net-art, animation, installation.

We offer the opportunity for all students to visit a major international city at an affordable cost to study the museums, galleries and culture. Recent city centre visits have included Venice, New York, Barcelona and Madrid. Trips to Museums and galleries in London and other urban city centres occur throughout the academic year.

Career opportunities


Fine artist – expresses ideas in a visual format such as paintings, installations, sculptures or drawings. Some fine artists also work in or with other media such as film. Work may be commissioned by clients or initiated by the artist.
Community arts worker – works on artistic projects in a specific location with designated groups such as ethnic minorities or young people. The aim is to channel energy and creativity, often in those people for whom there are few other cultural or social outlets.
Printmaker – designs and produces prints by transposing the original image onto different surfaces and materials such as woodcuts, lithographs, silk screens. This is painstaking work, often using traditional rather than electronic processes.
Secondary school teacher – teaches art, craft, design and technology to students aged 11-18. Works within the National Curriculum and towards examinations such as GCSE and A-level. Encourages pupils to interpret creative themes, use a variety of equipment and explore ways of harnessing their imagination and expanding practical skills.
Further education lecturer – teaches art to over 16s, either in a formal college setting, preparing students for academic and vocational exams or in adult education, where students may be older and taking leisure courses. The core of this role is similar to that of Secondary school teacher.
Higher education lecturer – teaches fine art to those over 18 in universities or similar institutions. Through lectures, workshops and tutorials, prepares students for high-level qualifications. Might specialise in a particular sub-discipline. The role is academic as well as practical and may involve supervision of Masters and PhD candidates.
Museum/gallery curator – acquires, tends, houses and interprets art works and artefacts for short-term exhibitions or for standing collections. The current emphasis of the job is on facilitating wider public access and developing themes to encourage this.

Art therapist – uses art-related activities to help people suffering from physical or mental conditions, emotional health problems or learning difficulties. The therapy may aid recovery or improve the quality of the patients’ lives.
Arts administrator – supports, initiates and develops arts and cultural activities within a particular venue or geographical area. May focus on one field, such as exhibiting visual arts, or work across different forms such as music, art and performance.
Commercial art gallery manager – combines business awareness with artistic insight by running a space where creative works are shown and sold. Balances bringing new artists or art forms to public attention with what is commercially viable. Liaises with artists, makers and clients, coordinates events, supervises sales and marketing.
Museum/gallery exhibitions officer – plans, organises, markets and administers permanent or temporary exhibitions. This may involve generating ideas that will attract visitors, acquiring or borrowing items and helping to design and develop the space being used.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States