Undergraduate

w150 - Fine Art BA

Fine Art BA Honours

UCAS Code: W150 (4 Years)

Course Overview

This is a practice-based course in creative visual arts aimed at ambitious, motivated, imaginative individuals.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
W150

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-BBB
IB: 32-35 points

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Opportunities
Study Abroad

You develop and exhibit an exciting body of studio practice and acquire the professional, practical, intellectual and theoretical skills necessary to establish yourself as an artist, for a career in a related field or for postgraduate study.

Our four-year programme allows you the time and space to experiment, to fully develop ambitious ideas, to deepen your knowledge of art history and contemporary art, and to undertake a period of study at one of our partner universities abroad.

Career development is supported through our LifeWorkArt programme, with opportunities to exhibit your work and undertake live projects and placements that will help you gain the professional skills you need to thrive in the contemporary art world.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

It’s a great course and very welcoming. I think that the teaching has been of a high quality. On every occasion that I have needed guidance the tutors have been helpful and supportive.

Martin, Fine Art BA Honours
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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose one of the following optional modules:

And you take one of the following optional modules:

Other optional modules may also be available.

Stage 3

You may choose to spend one semester of Stage 3 on an international exchange at a partner institution.

Compulsory modules

You choose one module from the following list:

Optional modules

You can select an additional module, if required, from those listed below (if not already taken at Stage 2) to bring your total credits for the year to 120:

Stage 4

Optional modules

You choose one module from the following list:

Depending on which module you choose above, you may also take modules from the following list to bring your total to 120 credits:

And/or the following:

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

Careers

Fine Art careers

A number of related careers are taken up by our graduates: running art galleries; as advisers to local councils; as visual arts officers for arts associations; and as teachers and arts specialists in the community. Our graduates have also gone on to pursue arts-related postgraduate study in areas such as design and digital media.

Find out more about the career options for Fine Art from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

Apply

Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

On the UCAS website you can also find out more about:

Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.