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BAFine Art with Art History

Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom, Aberystwyth
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Overview

The study of Fine Art with an equal measure of Art History provides you the rare opportunity to combine the historical, curatorial and the practical study of art. The BA Joint Honours program at Aberystwyth University’s School of Art offers the study of Fine Art and Art History as a professional, practical and intellectual pursuit, one that requires the disciplined acquisition of technical expertise, the formation of a creative intelligence, and an historical, critical, theoretical and contemporary awareness of art.

All our staff members are active in Fine Art or Art Historical research; their experience as exhibiting artists, publishing art historians and practicing curators actively informs the teaching at Aberystwyth. We offer you a training that connects traditional skills with contemporary practice and theory. Tuition in Fine Art is available in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, book illustration, experimental film, sound, installation and site-specific performance. Entry is available directly from school or via foundation course. Core Art History modules that cover a period from the Renaissance to present day provide a general survey of Art History, while optional specialised modules offer in-depth study of specific subjects. Further vocation-oriented modules are dedicated to the historical study of particular Fine Art mediums, exhibition curation, artefact interpretation, and the management of art. Students additionally benefit from access to the School’s Museum and its internationally renowned collection of artworks.

As versatile and articulate graduates, you will be able to pursue careers as artists or art historians, educators and curators, or continue to postgraduate studies. Our degree scheme is particularly appropriate for students considering work in museums, private galleries and auction houses, in public art organisations, or in art gallery administration.

As an Aberystwyth graduate you will emerge with real world capabilities, enabling you to shape your future and develop the career you deserve.

Career opportunities

Recent School of Art graduates have moved on to become secondary school teachers, higher education lecturers, art gallery managers and curators, children’s book illustrators, photographers and graphic designers, art directors in publishing, medical illustrators and employees with the Design Council, Arts Council, Tate Gallery, Royal Academy, Carlton Television, The Observer, Saatchi Gallery, Damien Hirst, BBC, and the Universities of St Andrews, Lancaster, Leeds, Brighton, Kingston and Oxford.

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