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BA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts values a medium specific studio environment. This course provides a context for creative exploration, as we encourage our students to be inventive, ambitious and professional with their practice.
Dr Zoë Mendelson - Course Leader
Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||3 years|
Tuition fees for undergraduate degree courses have been set at £9,250 per year for full-time study. This applies from the 2017/18 academic year, subject to changes in the law. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students, in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Please visit our Undergraduate tuition fees page for more information.
Use UAL’s fees and funding calculator as a guide to how much your studies may cost in your first year.
Fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course.
|Start Date||September 2017|
|Autumn Term Dates||Monday 25 September - Friday 8 December 2017|
|Spring Term Dates||Monday 8 January - Friday 16 March 2018|
|Summer Term Dates||Monday 16 April 2018 - Friday 22 June 2018|
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
|Application Deadline||15 January 2017|
In purpose-built studios with natural light and a range of project spaces, seminar rooms and lecture theatre.
Our students have the opportunity to get involved in external exhibitions with organisations that work closely with us throughout the course, as well as exhibiting at international venues including Hans Brinker in Amsterdam. Work placement / experience is part of the second year.
Students can also apply to study abroad in their second and third years as part of the college’s erasmus scheme.
We are a team of practicing artists who are active researchers, showing and publishing internationally. Our work includes painting, drawing, writing, animation, photography, performance, sculpture and filmmaking.
Zoë Mendelson is an artist and writer. Her work incorporates animation, collage, drawing, installation, performance and fiction writing.
This course prepares you for progression into a range of careers such as:
Recent painting graduates have successfully progressed to postgraduate study, as well as exhibiting in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition and The Saatchi Channel 4 New Sensations exhibition that included five Wimbledon painting alumni, out of a total of its 20 exhibitors.
Past and present students have also used the course placement to establish studio employment links with a variety of artists.
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 taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:
IELTS Academic Test for UKVI is approved by the UK government for your UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application. No other test can be accepted. It is accepted as proof of your English language ability.
Your portfolio should show the following:
We look for:
All applicants for this course will be invited for interview and should bring their portfolio.
Applicants will be seen by a team of Fine Art tutors from Painting, Print and Time-Based Media and Sculpture.
Applicants may be offered a place on an alternative BA Fine Art course at 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:
Use UAL’s scholarship search to find out what funding may be available to you.
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application deadline is 15 January.
You must apply through UCAS, where you’ll need the following information:
There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Wimbledon College of Arts:
Find out more information about applying through UCAS
This course will give consideration to deferred entry application from 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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