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

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


Course Leader

Richard Layzell


Course Location

Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall 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 2017
Autumn Term DatesMonday 25 September - Friday 8 December 2017
Spring Term DatesMonday 8 January - Friday 16 March 2018
Summer Term DatesMonday 16 April 2018 - Friday 22 June 2018
Application Route

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Application Deadline15 January 2017
UCAS CodeW105
University CodeU65

Content and Structure

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
  • A cross-course contextual studies programme to further expand their knowledge and critical understanding of the wider context of fine art

To explore a wide range of contemporary art practices including:

  • Animation
  • Etching
  • Filmmaking, in Super 8 and 16mm
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sound
  • Video
  • Writing



Year One


  • 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 Two


  • 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 Three


  • 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.


Richard Layzell - Course Leader

Richard Layzell’s work as an artist is mainly in performance, video and installation.

Read Richard Layzell's full biography



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.


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


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


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


  • 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


  • 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 interest, commitment and motivation for studying the subject
  • An understanding of the subject, including examples of contemporary and historical practice
  • An ability to communicate your ideas visually, verbally and in writing
  • Your portfolio to demonstrate a range of appropriate skills and technical abilities 

Portfolio advice

Portfolios should show the following:

  • Clear evidence of independent study and self-initiated work
  • An ability to be self-critical and selective
  • Interest in Fine Art and other visual art forms evidenced by visiting galleries, reading magazines, collecting materials

Home / EU applicants

All applicants for this course will be invited for interview.

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.

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


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.

Home / EU applicants

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

  • University code - U65
  • UCAS course code - W105

International applicants

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

Find out more information about applying through UCAS

Deferred entry

This course will give consideration to deferred entry application from 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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