Undergraduate Show 2016
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BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts invites students to work alongside our internationally respected team of artists and writers, providing a critically creative environment where they can develop their own practice. We encourage open and exploratory thinking while equipping our students with the confidence, experience and skills needed to play an effective role as professional artists on an international stage.
Chelsea College of Arts, John Islip Street
|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 UK, EU and international applicants for 2016/17 entry. Applications for 2017/18 entry will open in Autumn 2016.|
Opportunities to work with external partners have recently included projects and commissions with The Discovery Channel, Frontier Economics and Hitachi Consulting.
Chelsea’s Fine Art Programme Director Martin Newth is an artist whose work is primarily photographic, but also includes installation and video.
Newth’s practice is an on-going investigation into the material and generative properties of photography, where the process used to make the work is as much the subject of the work as what is being photographed.
Newth has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions at George and Jørgen, V&A Museum of Childhood (both London), The Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (Taipei), Axel Lapp Projects (Berlin), Focal Point Gallery (Southend), Ffotogallery (Cardiff), Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool) and the Kunstverein Konstanz (Germany).
Newth’s work and writing has been published in books and catalogues including: ‘Troubled Waters’ (2013), Visible Economies: Photography, Economic Conditions, Urban Experience’ (2012), ‘Sentinel’ (2011); ‘Future Images’, (2010); ‘Sequences: Contemporary Chronophotography and Experimental Digital Art’, (2009); ‘Martin Newth: Solar Cinema’, (2007); and ‘Slow Burn’, (2006).
Newth’s curatorial work includes a series of artists' projects at Central Space, London (2001-2004). He has also co-curated exhibitions with Fergus Heron including; ‘Capital’, which was exhibited at George and Jorgen, London in 2012 and ‘Scene’ at PM Gallery, London in 2014.
Graduates from BA Fine Art at Chelsea are well placed to become independent practitioners in the international art scene, joining the College’s alumni that includes numerous Turner Prize winners and nominees. Many of our graduates have achieved notable success and won awards for their work in galleries, museums, the media and the wider creative environment, while others have moved onto postgraduate studies both in the UK and overseas.
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:
Portfolios should show the following:
If you have moving image work that includes animations, film or video, please present this through printed screen shots
All applicants for this course will be invited to submit a mini-portfolio of 10 images via the University’s Electronic Portfolio Review Tool (EPRT) upon receipt of application.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.
Interviews will take place between the following dates:
Applicants may be offered a place on an alternative BA Fine Art course at Camberwell or Wimbledon. This decision will be based on our assessment of an applicants' creative potential and interests.
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 Chelsea 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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