• CollegeWimbledon
  • Start dateSeptember 2018
  • Course length3 years
  • UCAS codeW105

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Print & Time-Based Media

BA Print and Time-Based Media at Wimbledon College of Arts combines the traditional with the contemporary, bringing together printmaking, photography, film, audio, writing, video and performance art.

Student video work

Joe Sutherland

Emotional Stock Market - Max Dovey

I Want to Dance with Jew - Lydia Cohen

Chris Hopkins

Sharon Myfanwy White

Rosa Nussbaum

Natalie Welsh

Will Slater

Course detail

Content: what students can expect

  • To be taught by practicing artists through projects, critiques and tutorials
  • The opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities each term, such as our live performance / video event Elbow Room
  • To explore gallery-based practices incorporating installation, artists' publications, live art, screenings, broadcasts and websites
  • Regular collaborations with fellow students on film projects, producing print portfolios and showing their work together at screenings and other events
  • To explore a wide range of contemporary art practices including; animation, etching, filmmaking in Super 8 and 16mm, performance, photography, printmaking, sound, video and writing
  • A cross-course contextual studies programme to further expand their knowledge and critical understanding of the wider context of fine art
  • To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. View the Wimbledon facilities section

Structure

Year 1

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Fine Art: Painting, Sculpture, Print and Time-Based Media
  • Unit 2: Introduction to subject specific practice
  • Unit 3: Establishing subject specific practice
  • Unit 4: Introduction to critical practice for fine art

Year 2

  • Unit 5: Understanding collaborative practice
  • Unit 6: Developing subject specific practice part 1
  • Unit 7: Developing subject specific practice part 2
  • Unit 8: Developing contextual practice for fine art

Year 3

  • Unit 9: Realisation of subject specific art practices
  • Unit 10: Realisation of critical practice and research for fine art

Work experience and opportunities

Our students have the chance to take part in international exchanges on projects such as Bentlage print symposium and Photokina in Cologne, as well as working on artists' projects with galleries including the Serpentine Gallery, Lux, Studio Voltaire and X Marks the Bokship.

Students can also study abroad in their second year as part of the college’s Erasmus scheme.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Academic skills, design thinking for textiles and other workshops
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Briefings, tutorials and feedback
  • Collaborative group project work
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Library and workshop inductions
  • Museum, gallery and other visits
  • Online learning
  • Presentations
  • Research methods
  • Studio teaching

Assessment methods

  • Blogs
  • Essays, reports and dissertation
  • Final show examination
  • Mid-year reviews
  • Peer assessment
  • Portfolio of work
  • Presentation
  • Student self-evaluation
  • Tutorials

 

Facilities

  • 3D Workshops

    View images of and find out more about our 3D workshops

  • Photography studio at Wimbledon.
    Kristy Noble.

    Audio Visual Department

    View images of and find out more about our audio visual department

  • Print tables at Wimbledon.
    Kristy Noble.

    Print Workshop

    View images of and find out more about our print workshop

Staff

 

How to apply

Home / EU applicants

You must apply through UCAS, where you’ll need the following information:

  • University code - U65
  • UCAS course code - W105

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application deadline is 15 January.

Following your UCAS application to this course all home / EU applicants will be invited to choose a date for a selection event. 

What is a selection event?

A selection event is similar to an interview. You will be expected to bring your portfolio, which will be reviewed by course teams. The event will also give you a chance to meet current students, take a tour of the college and see the facilities.  

More details about your selection event will be emailed to you once you have chosen your selection event date.

Applicants will be seen by 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.

International applicants

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.

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

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

Study Abroad

Through the Study Abroad programme international students can apply to join an undergraduate course. 

For information on how to apply visit the Study Abroad section.

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 taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:

Portfolio advice

Portfolios should show the following:

  • Clear evidence of independent study and self-initiated work
  • A selection of work demonstrating an interest in print or other media 
  • An ability to be self-reflective
  • A range of ideas, subjects or concerns 
  • Interest in fine art and other visual art forms

At interview and portfolio review

We look for:

  • An interest, commitment and motivation for studying the subject
  • An understanding of the subject, including examples of contemporary and historical practice
  • A desire to learn and an ability to investigate and develop ideas indepentdently
  • An ability to communicate your ideas visually, verbally and in writing
  • Evidence of some art making skills relevant to a students' ambitions

Deferred entry

This course will give consideration to deferred entry application.

Fees and funding

Home / EU fee

£9,250 (2017/18). 

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.

International fee

£17,920 (2017/18).

Additional costs

In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page.

Accommodation

Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to students on this course. Use our search tool to find out more information.

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Careers and alumni

While many Print and Time-Based Media graduates go on to pursue their own careers as artists, others have set up galleries and collectives or chosen art-related careers as curators, critics, teachers and gallery staff.

Alumni