Unit 1: Introduction to BA Fine Art
This unit is an introduction to your course, the College and the University.
Unit 2: Art practice
This unit will help you begin to define your own practice. You’ll attend seminars, lectures and gallery visits to expand your knowledge. Practical workshops will enable you to experiment and produce a diverse body of work. You’ll also present your work in group crit settings.
Unit 3: Thinking through making and making things happen
In this unit, you will produce an off-site group show. Working with your peers, you’ll locate a space in London or online to test your work in an alternative environment. You’ll also document and evaluate your research through written work and group crit sessions.
Unit 4: Positions 1
This unit is about exploring your position in relation to other artists. You’ll examine a series of contemporary artists and consider the wider contexts in which their work was created and consumed. Using this research, you’ll create a presentation demonstrating how artists engage with and challenge the wider world around them.
Unit 5: Positions 2
This unit reinforces your understanding of how your work relates to the work of others, and its wider context. In groups, you will develop a collaborative presentation that positions your work and ideas in relation to your peers and to a wider context.
Unit 6: Collaborative and collective practices
You will be introduced to different ways in which collaborative working can help you to focus and enhance your own creative strengths. You’ll have the chance to work with fellow students and creative communities.
Unit 7: Activation
This unit is about furthering your own practice and testing it in public. In groups, you will stage an off-site exhibition or event. This can be physical or in a digital format. You will also produce an accompanying publication.
Unit 8: Positions 3
In this unit, you will undertake an in-depth investigation of ideas around your practice. You’ll produce a publication or video which explores a key aspect of your thinking.
Unit 9: Thinking, making, writing
The connection between theory and practice, and its importance for the development of your work will be explored in this unit. The unit is structured in a succession of events that ask you to reconsider your current practice and to reflect upon the progression of work that you produce and show. You will also have the option to submit either an Essay and Presentation of Enquiry or an Extended Essay.
Unit 10: Making public
In your final unit, you will ’ll produce work for the degree show and an accompanying publication. You will also write a report about your practice, its reference and your position in relation to site and audience.
Optional Diploma between Years 2 and 3
Between Years 2 and 3 of the course, you’ll also have the opportunity to undertake one of the following additional UAL qualifications:
Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)
This optional diploma can be taken between years 2 and 3. With support from your tutors, you’ll undertake an industry placement for a minimum of 100 days/20 weeks. As well as developing industry skills, you’ll gain an additional qualification upon successful completion.
Diploma in Creative Computing
Between years 2 and 3, you can undertake the year-long Diploma in Creative Computing. This will develop your skills in creative computing alongside your degree. After successfully completing the diploma and your undergraduate course, you’ll graduate with an enhanced degree: BA (Hons) Fine Art (with Creative Computing).