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BA(Hons)Fine Art

Falmouth University
United Kingdom, Woodlane, Falmouth
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This highly-respected course aims to support the development of your practice as it evolves over the three years so there are no set pathways. Through a combination of practical work,
critical studies and professional practice, you’ll prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary art world and creative industries.

You’ll be challenged to develop your skills, and to contextualise and communicate your work through presentations, exhibitions and written assignments. Staff provide support through tutorials, group critiques and technical instruction, helping you to build confidence in realising your ambitions. We also encourage peer interaction and collective working to help you sustain your career in the future.

Programme structure

*Year One *

Introductory projects help you generate ideas through practical work and introduce you to the basic elements of the creative process. As you develop specialist interests, you will be supported by media workshops and begin to strengthen the relationships between sources, ways of making and visual ideas. Critical studies modules introduce key study skills, contexts and debates that are important to the understanding of contemporary artworks. Through assignments you will also explore ways of writing to develop your analysis of artwork and reflection on your own practice.

o Studio practice 1: strategies for practice
o Critical studies & reflective practice 1: introduction: the contexts of contemporary art
o Studio practice 2: initiating practice
o Critical studies & reflective practice 2: a new millennium

*Year Two *

As you take increasing responsibility for your own learning, the second year is often a time of exploration and discovery where you begin to establish a more distinct and sustained body of work.

There is an emphasis on professional practice, and you’ll gain an understanding of how to prepare your work for presentation in a professional context. Critical studies lectures and assignments will examine the processes and materials used in current practice. It will provide a programme of research methods to help you prepare a topic for your final year dissertation. There are also opportunities for Erasmus international exchanges during the year.

o Studio practice 3: development & presentation
o Critical studies & reflective practice 3: the `mediascape’ of contemporary art
o Studio practice 4: thematic developments
o Critical studies & reflective practice 4: research methods

*Year Three *

At this stage in the course you’ll take greater responsibility for your planned and organised engagement with learning and teaching. This gives you the opportunity for increased focus on your individual practice. You will select, document and present your work for evaluation and final assessment. You will also undertake a dissertation. The topic will reflect your personal areas of research and relate to the context of your studio practice.

o Studio practice 5: consolidation
o Critical studies & reflective practice 5: dissertation
o Studio practice 6: completion

Career opportunities

You’ll graduate well placed to consider opportunities that require creative, independent and innovative thinking. including:

o Becoming a self-employed artist
o Setting up your own studio or creative project
o Working in numerous roles in the creative industries
o Postgraduate study to provide a gateway into teaching. arts administration. curating, gallery/events management and conservation

Graduate destinations -
o Internationally exhibiting artist: Bischoff/Weiss. London
o Film-maker: Cannes Film Festival prize winner
o Art critic: Time Out magazine
o Creative presenter: Ralph Lauren. Hong Kong

Study abroad There is a strong take-up among BA(Hons) Fine Art students each year of the opportunities Falmouth University provides for a period of study abroad.

Since autumn 2015, destinations for Fine Art students have included:
o Iceland (Academy of Arts)
o Italy (Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Venice)
o The Netherlands (The Hague. ArtEZ and Willem de Kooning Academie)
o Canada (Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Vancouver)
o Poland (Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts)
o Finland (Turku University of Applied Sciences)

Partnerships also exist for exchange opportunities in France. Belgium. Italy. Sweden. Latvia. Australia and New Zealand.

Recent (optional) study visit destinations for Fine Art students have included Berlin and the Venice Biennale.

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States