Undergraduate Show 2016
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BA Painting at Camberwell College of Arts encourages students to embrace the possibilities for continued reinvention of this medium, while also looking to painting’s long and rich history for inspiration.
Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||3 years|
£9,000 per year (2016/17)
Please note that fees for the 2nd and any subsequent years is subject to inflationary increase.
£17,230 per year (2016/17).
International fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course.
|Start Date||September 2016|
|Autumn Term Dates||Monday 26 September - Friday 9 December 2016|
|Spring Term Dates||Monday 9 January - Friday 17 March 2017|
|Summer Term Dates||Tuesday 18 April - Friday 23 June 2017|
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
|Application Deadline||Open for international applicants only for 2016/17 entry. Applications for 2017/18 entry will open in Autumn 2016.|
Specific BA Painting workshops will encourage our students to explore:
Camberwell offers students the chance to study in-depth Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Drawing, while still enabling students to access cross-course teaching and facilities, as well as work 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.
All our students have the opportunity and are supported in exhibiting their work in external venues in London. BA Painting students also take part in the European Hans Brinker Painting Prize in Amsterdam.
During the second year all our students have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of seminars and workshops hosted by a variety of external arts organisations.
Students have the opportunity to take part in UAL's Erasmus and International exchange programme. Recent BA Painting students have spent part of their study with partner institutions in Leipzig, Madrid, Marseille, Milan, New York and Tokyo.
In the third year all students have the opportunity to undertake a work placement, instead of a written dissertation of practical live project. Students have worked alongside well established artists, such as Richard Wentworth or David Batchelor. Others have worked within educational or curatorial institutions, such as Tate or Chisenhale Gallery, or within a specialist area such as a foundry or paint manufacturer.
Camberwell's Fine Art Programme Director Daniel Sturgis is an artist and curator whose idiosyncratic, painterly language infuses formalism’s rigorous traditions of visual intellect and craftsmanship with contemporary pop references and casual aesthetics.
Proposing new possibilities for the relevance and vitality of painting in the post-painting age, Sturgis’ off-beat geometric arrangements reinvest the optimistic and visionary qualities of modernism in contemporary compositions. Humorous, media savvy and hierarchically democratic, Sturgis’ works advance the legacy of 20th century abstraction for 21st century values and sensibilities.
Many BA Painting graduates have successfully progressed onto postgraduate fine art in the United Kingdom (UK), Europe and the United States of Amercia. Others have gone on to undertake teacher training qualifications or study art history, theory or writing courses.
Recent alumni have been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the Jerwood Painting Fellowship, Saatchi New Sensations, the Turner Prize, the Woon Art Prize (Baltic) and the Young Masters Art Prize.
Graduates regularly exhibit their work professionally within London and internationally and have set up studios throughout the UK and internationally.
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:
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:
Where conditional offers are made to GCE A Level applicants these will normally be at grade C or above.
All classes are conducted in English. If English isn't a students' first language they must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:
We look for:
All applicants for this course will be invited for interview.
Interviews will take place between the following dates:
Interviews and portfolio reviews - applicants can be interviewed in a number of different ways:
You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), where you’ll need the following information:
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.
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
This course will give consideration to deferred entry application from both Home / EU and International 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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