BA (Hons) Drawing

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BA Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts teaches drawing as an extension of thinking. Students develop their understanding of the subject in relation to wider issues in art, and are encouraged to look at how drawing is used in other disciplines such as architecture, choreography, mathematics and science.

Facts

Course Leader

Kelly Chorpening

Course Location

Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road

Study LevelUndergraduate
Study ModeFull time
Course Length3 years
Home/EU Fee

£9,000 per year (2016/17). 

Fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course. 

Use UAL’s fees and funding calculator as a guide to how much your studies may cost in your first year.

International Fee

£17,230 per year (2016/17).

Fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course. 

Use UAL’s fees and funding calculator as a guide to how much your studies may cost in your first year.

Start DateSeptember 2016
Autumn Term DatesMonday 26 September - Friday 9 December 2016
Spring Term DatesMonday 9 January - Friday 17 March 2017 
Summer Term DatesTuesday 18 April - Friday 23 June 2017 
Application Route

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Application DeadlineOpen for UK, EU and international applicants for 2016/17 entry. Applications for 2017/18 entry will open in Autumn 2016.
UCAS CodeW110
University CodeU65

Content and Structure

Content: what students can expect

  • To explore drawing as an end in itself, as well as a means for exploring other modes of art practice like film, installation, performance and sculpture
  • To initiate and organise external projects, where students learn vital professional skills and develop a better understanding of context for your work
  • Cross-course crits and tutorials, with second year activities and exhibitions giving Drawing students the chance to discuss their work with their Fine Art programme peers studying Painting, Photography and Sculpture
  • To test how their artworks are installed, received and understood by participating in an external exhibition with students from across our BA Fine Art programme
  • A Fine Art lecture series open to all Camberwell undergraduate students studying Drawing, Painting, Photography and Sculpture

Taught studio sessions that compliment students’ work on:

  • Drawing and body movement: an exploration of the subject in relation to choreographic notation and dance
  • Life drawing
  • Linear perspective, focusing on the depiction of figures and objects in space
  • Orthographic projection drawing, using measurement to translate objects and spaces into lines

Structure

By retaining single subject degrees in Fine Art at undergraduate level, Camberwell offers students the chance to study in depth Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Drawing, while still allowing students to access cross-course teaching and facilities, as well as working with their peers in other Fine Art areas. 

All undergraduate Fine Art students at Camberwell attend cross-course crits and tutorials throughout their course, even though they are primarily based in their own subject areas.

Year One

  • Unit 1: Introduction to study in Higher Education - Fine Art
  • Unit 2: Defining the subject - What is drawing
  • Unit 3: Critical context and reflective practice
  • Unit 4: Exploring subject possibilities - Drawing systems

Year Two

  • Unit 5: Options - Extended contexts
  • Unit 6: Presentation and exhibition
  • Unit 7: Defining a context for your work
  • Unit 8: Social engagement and collaborative practice

Year Three

  • Unit 9, part 1: Context - Dissertation, work placement or live project
  • Unit 9, part 2: Personal and professional development - Portfolio, includes contextual statement, evaluative report and digital portfolio
  • Unit 10: Individual programme of study

Work experience and opportunities

BA Drawing students have the opportunity to exhibit their work at external venues in London, with Shoreditch Town Hall and Southwark's The Biscuit Factory among previous spaces used.

Previous students have worked with artists including Polly Morgan, Saskia Olde Wolbers and Berlinde de Bruyckere and with galleries such as The Courtauld and LUPA, and during their second year students can also study overseas with the course's recent exchanges involving art schools in Bergen, Ghent, Leipzig, Madrid, Marseille and Milan.

Staff

Kelly Chorpening - Course Leader

Kelly Chorpening’s practice, which spans drawing, painting, film, installation and publishing, is not media or process specific.

For her, drawing is a conceptual realm of artistic proposal; a dimension in which illusion, materiality and structural systems converge to develop their own self-sustained, semiotic logic.

Read Kelly Chorpening's full biography

Staff

Fine Art Contextual Studies Staff

Recent Visitors have included:

Careers

Though BA Drawing is a relatively new course, our graduates are increasingly featured in art fairs and exhibitions at venues such as The Arches Gallery, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Studio 2.1, Vyner Street Gallery and 500 dollars gallery.

Alumni

Entry Requirements

We select students based on the quality of their applications, looking primarily at their portfolio of work and personal statements.

Applicants will have, or are expected to achieve, either:

  • A Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • 1 GCE A Level
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

or

  • BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ Level 3
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

or

  • University of the Arts London level 3 Pre-University Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design
  • 4 GCSEs grade C or above

or

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma pass achieved at 28 points or above 
  • An equivalent level of performance in other internationally recognised national school leaving or university entrance qualifications

or

  • Other evidence of prior learning and experience via Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning - AP(E)L and / or alternative qualifications assessed as offering the same level as the above requirements 

In exceptional circumstances, applicants may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have:

  • 2 GCE A Levels
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

Where conditional offers are made to GCE A Level applicants these will normally be at grade C or above.

English Language Requirements

All classes are conducted in English. If English isn't a students' first language they must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:

At interview and portfolio review

We look for:

  • An ability to explore, articulate and develop ideas
  • An ability to research information and visual material to support your ideas
  • Your portfolio to demonstrate a range of appropriate skills and technical abilities 
  • An ability to communicate your ideas visually, verbally and in writing
  • An ability to self-direct and evaluate your own work

Portfolio advice

  • Whilst we encourage you to include drawings within the portfolio, it needn't be all drawings. The portfolio can contain work made in any media
  • It is a good idea to include work books which help us to see your working process and indicate your developing research interests and influences

Home / EU applicants

All applicants for this course will be invited for interview.

Interviews will take place between the following dates:

  • 15 - 19 February 2016
  • 22 - 26 February 2016
  • 14 - 18 March 2016

International applicants

Interviews and portfolio reviews - applicants can be interviewed in a number of different ways: 

  • By phone
  • In their country, if your application was made though one of our official representatives 
  • At our international office based at Chelsea College of Arts

 

Funding

Use UAL’s scholarship search to find out what funding may be available to you.

Apply

Home / EU applicants

You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), where you’ll need the following information:

  • University code - U65
  • UCAS course code - W110

International applicants

There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Camberwell College of Arts:

To apply through the College, you’ll need to download and complete our international undergraduate application form and send this, along with your portfolio and any supporting documents, to the address below.

Download International Undergraduate application form [PDF, 185 KB]

International Office
Chelsea College of Arts 
16 John Islip Street
London
SW1P 4JU

Deferred entry

This course will give consideration to deferred entry application from both Home / EU and International applicants.

Study Abroad applicants

Through the Study Abroad programme international students can apply to join an undergraduate course for a period of up to three terms. 

For information on how to apply visit the Study Abroad section

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