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BA (Hons)Fine Art with Psychology

University of Worcester
United Kingdom, Worcester
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Fine Art with Psychology has been specifically designed for anyone wanting to develop skills in Fine Art but has an additional interest or ambition in using these skills in a wider context.

The advantage of this design over a joint honours for example is that it presents a coherent and identifiable route into a range of career opportunities. The balance of the course is such that you will be able to develop enough high level skills and understanding of both Fine Art and psychology to pursue career opportunities in these areas but the combination provides additional opportunities for you to develop and expand your career prospects further for example in, arts therapies, health and wellbeing and education.

The course is a combination of evidence and problem-based learning together with the application of theory into practice.

Over the three years, you will have the opportunity to develop practical technical, conceptual and creative skills with the ability to conduct research, critical analysis and application of your understanding in a range of contexts.

In the first and second years the flavour is more towards the Fine Art related aspects to allow you to develop the necessary skills in these areas whilst developing the necessary skills and knowledge in Psychology to embed and apply your learning throughout the course.

In the third year additional psychology modules are available, which enables you to choose the balance of your final year and so steer the degree towards your own interests and ambitions.

Career opportunities

A degree with Psychology is highly favoured by employers, giving you an excellent advantage in the job market. Previous graduates have gone into roles as diverse as management, human resources, teaching, healthcare or art therapy. During your studies with us you will learn and develop a broad range of transferable skills. An important part of this learning process is the ability to reflect upon your own experiences; an aspect of practice engaged in by all professional psychologists.

Fine Art graduates from this course have had success in a variety of careers in the arts including film and media industries. Increasingly, graduates are undertaking a variety of freelance commissions often they progress to setting up their own creative businesses. Employers tell us that they really appreciate the creating thinking studying Fine Art encourages

An increasing number of our students opt for higher study and following successful completion of your BA, we offer an MSc in Psychology that would provide you with the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or an MA in Counselling, which opens up careers in counselling professions. If you go on to complete the MSc Psychology, the option of entering professional training within a particular pathway in psychology is then opened up to you.

Alternatively, should you prefer to specialise in Fine Art, you could enroll onto the MA in Creative Media, MRes in Fine Art or even a MPhil/PhD

Teaching and lecturing are also very popular career choices for our graduates, as are arts administration and marketing and the BA Fine Art with Psychology places you in a strong position to pursue such avenues.

The transferable skills of graduates in this domain are those much sought after in a range of other environments such as business and commerce; they enhance students’ profiles and employability and they are explicitly found in all work undertaken in Fine Art. The development of an appropriate work ethic, including taking on roles and responsibilities, negotiation and decision making, leadership, interpersonal engagement and serving the whole are essential in any kind of production work, and this is embedded in the learning and teaching and assessment strategies employed by the department.

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