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Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Fine Art

A series of sculptures leant against a wall
Shinuk Suh
College
Central Saint Martins
Start date
September 2021
Course length
Three years full-time or four years full-time with Diploma in Professional Studies
UCAS code
W100

Artists create the cultural resources of our shared future.

This course is now closed for entry in September 2021.

On BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, we recognise the breadth of possibilities in contemporary art, and will challenge you to develop an experimental practice. You will work in one of four pathways – 2D, 3D, 4D or XD – which encompass studio practice, theoretical studies and personal and professional development. This course is part of the Art programme.

Why choose this course at Central Saint Martins

  • Pathway structure: The pathway structure on BA Fine Art creates a focus for sustained critical engagement. It allows you to both specialise and develop an interdisciplinary working practice.
  • Exhibitions: The course offers experimental forms of exhibition-making. This occurs both within the College and in public venues outside the institution. Previous external partners have included Archway Tower, the British Library, Camden Arts Centre, Camden Collective and the Tate.
  • Location: BA Fine Art is situated in the College’s Granary Building. This location in King’s Cross is key, enabling students to engage in the changing dynamics of the area and build links with the local community as well as neighbouring institutions such as Wellcome Collection and the British Library.
  • Associate Studio Programme: Developed in 2011 out of a partnership between Acme and Double Agents – a research project based at Central Saint Martins – the Associate Studio Programme provides subsidised, low-cost, high-quality studio space for 20 graduates of BA Fine Art for two years. The scheme also provides a programme of studio visits by artists, curators, writers and peers. Students are selected through an application process open to them in the year they graduate and again one year later.

Course patron for BA Fine Art:

Open days

Virtual open days:

The undergraduate online open days are now finished for the September 2021 intake.

At Central Saint Martins, the safety of staff, students and visitors is our priority. Following government guidance on social distancing due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we’re currently unable to run physical open days at the College.

Virtual tours:

Instead you might be interested in checking out the College’s outstanding facilities and technical spaces through our virtual tours

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

Mead Scholarships and Fellowships
UAL EU Transitional Awards

Recent successes

Caline Aoun, BA Fine Art alum – Deutsche Bank’s "Artist of the Year" 2018

Former Course Leader Mick Finch talks about BA Fine Art

Degree Show 2019: Matty Mancey

Degree Show 2018: Carianne Annan

Student work

  • Bence-Magyarlaki-and-Divine-Southgate-Smith-.jpg
    , Bence Magyarlaki and Divine Southgate Smith
  • Felicity-West-Paradise.jpg
    , Felicity West | Paradise
  • Friederike-Zapf-Philosophers-Cafe-and-Juliana-Dorso-in-Windows-Gallery.jpg
    , Friederike Zapf (Philosophers Cafe) and Juliana Dorso (in Windows Gallery)
  • Georga-Rumph.jpg
    , Georga Rumph
  • George-Bularca.jpg
    , George Bularca
  • John-Hodgkinson.jpg
    , John Hodgkinson
  • Josh-Waterson.jpg
    , Josh Waterson

Fine Art stories

  • Hybrid Futures

    Hybrid Futures gathered together a constellation of voices and perspectives on the contested relationship between humans and machines. Here, Dr Betti Marenko – Reader in Design and Techno-Digital Futures – shares her reflections on the event

  • Class of 2020: Digital Lives

    We take a look at the 2020 graduating students thinking through our digital lives.

  • Class of 2020: Deans' Awards

    Since 1989, the CSM Museum & Study Collection has actively purchased works from graduating students. Now, after more than 30 years, the process has taken on a new form in our first ever Deans’ Awards.

  • London Grads Now at Saatchi Gallery

    Saatchi Gallery invited the College to take part in its celebration of the 2020 class graduating from London’s art schools. We speak to students Mazzy-Mae Green and Greta Voeller who took on the challenge to produce an exhibition in a matter of

Course overview

Welcome to the Fine Art BA where you will develop the creative and critical skills to challenge prevailing artistic conventions. You and your contemporaries are the creative practitioners of the future and together we can question and remake the cultural landscape of today.

BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins asks two core questions in relation to art; what is the site of production and what is the site of encounter?

At CSM we continually challenge what we think art is. We recognise the broad diversity of social, political, cultural, economic and technological contexts in which contemporary art is made and exhibited. Working together, staff and students interrogate the multiple and varied ways in which artists make work and make work public.

The course is organised into four studios; 2D, 3D, 4D and XD. Each studio engages students with specific critical perspectives and technical inductions. You are encouraged to develop your work in relation to different forms of practice across any range of media. The studios embody an inter-disciplinary approach and this is reflected in the cross-studio events that are structured throughout the course. We make in ways that reflect the full range of materials, technologies and discourses exploited by artists today.

Your studio will provide you with an experimental space where discoveries can occur. For this to keep happening the studio has to be perpetually reinvented, functioning as laboratory, performative site, social space and discursive environment. The notion of studio refers to any space for making and exploration. Artists always find new ways to make work with different resources, finding new places to make work that utilise innovative and established production processes. At CSM, the studios reflect these trends. You will work with staff to develop and model the studio appropriate to the needs of the group. 

Experimental forms of exhibition-making take place within each stage of the course. Exhibitions happen both in the University and in public venues, in conventional and non-conventional physical and non-physical spaces. Recent examples include, Camden Collective, Archway Tower, British Library, Camden Arts Centre, performances within the Tate Turbine Hall and Tate Exchange, Arts Media Islington School and Crumbles Activity Playground.

Students can also opt to take the year-long Diploma in Professional Studies between Stages 2 and 3, offering highly focused and personalised work placements which help them develop enhanced communication, networking, and organisational skills. In recent years, students have had placements at Tate Modern, The Royal Festival Hall, professional artist studios and the National Theatre.

We embrace the rapidly changing and broad contexts of the art-wold. Our intention is to radically question, challenge, disrupt and provoke to create answers to art futures and future art practices.

Course units

BA Fine Art integrates studio practice, Critical Studies and Professional Development through teaching both within the Studio structure and across the year group at key moments. Students are allocated to a Studio through a diagnostic process at the start of the course however pathway transfer is possible.

Each Studio has a distinct culture that is orientated around particular discussions, themes and resources. As the student progresses through the course, the relationship between the Studios is progressively porous. We encourage students to take a fluid and flexible approach to their use of media and understanding of artistic discipline. 

The Studios

The way we work and create starts with exploration speculation and enquiry and this takes place through materials, processes of making, dialogue and criticality. Theory and practice are understood in relation to one another, integrating both studio and contextual studies contexts.

2D explores how making is informed by contemporary culture, politics and social forms as much as by questions of the image and abstraction. It considers the screen, the picture plane and surface as fundamental aspects of visual production. Technical inductions are positioned in terms of these questions. In the studio, we discuss how diverse disciplines, practices and forms of thought can be mixed. 

3D explores matter, scale, production, material and immaterial form in relation to place and audience. Students are inducted into a range of traditional and new 3D technologies, and to the debates surrounding hybrid production processes. The studio is a place where the reading, writing and creation of spaces can take place and be questioned. 3D challenges a conventional understanding of the studio, the exhibition and institutional spaces. 

4D explores time-based, durational performative and interdisciplinary practices. Critical and philosophical positions are explored in relation to practice and current ideas such as the post- medium condition, the apparatus of technology and temporality are considered. The Studio is experimental in approach and explores how this might challenge conventions of practice. In this context, the ‘open work’ is engaged as a site where collaboration and production take place. 

XD explores the possibilities of not only ‘what does art mean?’ but also ‘what can art do?’ and ‘where can art be?’ The implications of working across different Studios and placing art in particular situations and communities’ throws into question the rights and responsibilities of the artist in relation to the audience and the environment. The studio is considered as a laboratory where ideas for interventions in the practice of everyday life can be generated. 

Stage 1

Unit 1: ISHE: What and Where is an Art School?
Unit 2: What is a Studio?
Unit 3: What is Practice?
Unit 4: How is an Exhibition Made?

Stage 1 asks you to consider; Where do we make work and what is practice? 

Starting with an introduction to Art School in which you will be guided through the various teaching methods and events deployed on the course. You will experience learning through each other, staff practice, staff networks, tutorials, lectures, critical discussion, seminars and self-directed study. Through this, you will actively shape and inform the teaching environment of the course.

The nature of the studio shifts in relation to what the studio community choose to do with it. You will be inducted to a wide range of workshops. Studio and Critical Studies staff will support you in beginning to identify interests and concerns that will nourish your practice as an artist.

In your final unit of the year, you will work with Stage 3 students to both support and document the construction of the degree show. This will culminate with the production of Stage 1 group publication that interrogates and explores the qualities of the degree show.  This is presented as part of the show.

By the end of Stage 1 you will have established ways of making in the studio appropriate to your interests. With the support of tutors, you will be able to confidently self-direct the development of your own work.

Stage 2

Unit 5: How Do We Make?
Unit 6: How Do We Think?
Unit 7: How Can We Write?
Unit 8: How is Work Encountered?
Unit 9: Creative Unions: Socially Engaged Practices for an Ethical World

Stage 2 is about how we make work public. 

You will continue to establish and develop your practice with an added emphasis on how and where to exhibit your work.

The year-group will have the opportunity to present work within the university in a number of cross programme curated exhibitions and in two open studios where the art programme opens its doors to the general public. You will also select from a range of external projects designed to further question the many ways in which you might make elements of your practice public.

In Critical Studies you will begin to focus on concerns specific to your practice and start to establish a habit of enquiry that directly supports your studio work, forms a part of it, and generates new ideas or thinking.

By the end of Stage 2, you will have identified a range of strategies for making your work public and begun to contextualise your practice exploring how your work might be publicly encountered. 

Stage 3

Unit 10: Are There Any Questions? (Dissertation)
Unit 11: What is Fine Art?

Stage 3 is about how you extend your practice beyond CSM. 

Stage 3 will give you the tools to theoretically, culturally, politically and socially contextualise your work. You will be supported to identify strategies for establishing a sustainable practice beyond the course and empowered to plan your own career trajectory within the cultural industries.

There are only two units in this year, culminating in your dissertation and the degree show.  The nature of the degree show will be routinely questioned and reinvented.  It is a site both of exhibition and of public engagement and needs to address the needs and interests of diverse practices and audiences.

The dissertation and degree show are strategically placed next to each other to give you both the agency and resources to address relevant public and professional realms.

The working week

The building and studios are vibrant and busy working environments where students learn together by being active and giving time to their studies. The course team will offer structured teaching and informal learning through events and projects. Students learn the best and are most productive when they are fully committed to their practice and to each other.

You should expect to spend 40 hours per week on independent and collaborative practice and in teaching events such as workshops and discussions.

Critical studies

Critical Studies tutors are fundamental in the delivery of theory within the course. Writing and presentation skills and the ability to articulate practice are a key focus and are essential for the practicing artist.

Critical Studies supports a student’s theoretical exploration and provides the methodologies and a conceptual framework for developing practice. This takes the form of; lectures, seminars, tutorials and presentations. 

Through Stages 1 and 2 there are a number of different forms of written submission leading up to the dissertation in Stage 3. Teams of critical studies and studio tutors jointly supervise this.

Diploma in Professional Studies

Between Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the course there is an option to take a year out and complete a Diploma in Professional Studies. This separate qualification (rated at 120 credits) involves researching, undertaking and reflecting on a 20-week (minimum) placement related to your professional interests and aspirations. The Diploma provides a valuable opportunity to make professional contacts and to develop your personal employability skills. In recent years BA Fine Art students have had placements at Tate Modern, the Royal Festival Hall, Anthony Gormley’s studio and the National Theatre.

Exchange opportunities

Students enrolled on BA Fine Art have the opportunity to spend time studying outside of the UK at a partner institution. Studying overseas allows you to experience a new culture, an alternative perspective on the course’s subject discipline, and different learning and teaching methods. The application process for these opportunities is competitive. Alongside this, BA Fine Art is actively engaged in the University’s Study Abroad scheme, with the incoming international students bringing an important additional dynamic to the course.

Mode of study

BA Fine Art runs for 90 weeks in full-time mode. It is divided into three stages over three academic years. Each stage lasts 30 weeks. You will be expected to commit 40 hours per week to study, inclusive of teaching time and independent study.

Credit and award requirements

The course is credit-rated at 360 credits, with 120 credits at each stage (level).

On successfully completing the course, you will gain a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA Hons degree).

Under the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications the stages for a BA are: Stage 1 (Level 4), Stage 2 (Level 5) and Stage 3 (Level 6). In order to progress to the next stage, all units of the preceding stage must normally be passed: 120 credits must be achieved in each stage. The classification of the award will be derived from the marks of units in Stages 2 and 3, or only Stage 3, using a dual algorithm.

If you are unable to continue on the course, a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) will normally be offered following the successful completion of Level 4 (or 120 credits), or a Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) following the successful completion of Level 5 (or 240 credits). 

Should you choose to extend your study through the Diploma in Professional Studies, between Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the degree, your success will gain you an additional Diploma award. 

Learning and teaching methods

During your course you will engage with learning and teaching that includes both online and face-to-face modes. 

Your primary means of learning will be through studio practice. This is supported by:

  • Unit briefing: guidance around what each unit involves and the purpose of the activity for the student
  • Inductions and workshops: specialist instruction that is necessary so that you can understand the range of possibilities in technical workshops and the limitations that have to be imposed to ensure safe practice.
  • Teaching events: taught projects with academic staff both within the studio group and in cross programme activities.
  • Off-site work: Specific projects with publicly facing outputs or working with external organisations
  • Exchange opportunities: Opportunities for students to study abroad in semester2 of their stage 2
  • Personal and group tutorials: both one to one and group activities in which students discuss their work, ideas and receive constructive feedback
  • Seminars: led by a member of staff there is a focus upon particular themes or questions in this group activity.
  • Critical reviews and presentations: students present a body of work to their peers and a member of academic staff. 
  • Lectures and guest speakers: Artists and key figures from the art world introduce and discuss their practice in a lecture theatre
  • Recommended reading, viewing and visits: a range of references available to students from which to select those most appropriate to your work. 
  • Independent study: Outside of taught event you will develop your work in the context of your studio with the support of your peers.
  • Peer and self-evaluation: you will develop the skills to critically reflect on your own work and that of your peers
  • Assessment feedback: as well as the feedback you are given throughout each unit of study you will receive formal written feedback at the end of every unit in relation to your grade.

Assessment methods

  • Studio work: a body of work presented within the studio or as documentation 
  • Research and preparatory work: the development of your ideas and the contexts of work (theoretical, technical, political)
  • Documentation of work: a body of work digitally presented and submitted online
  • Verbal and visual presentations: presentation of the work produced for the unit with staff and students present
  • Written work: Essays, statements, dissertations that explore your ideas and the context of your work.
  • Participation in debate: group discussion with fellow students and staff in which work and are discussed and debated 
  • Peer and self-critical evaluation: verbal and written feedback on your own work and that of your peers.

Joint Leaders

Critical Studies: Jon Cairns

Lecturers

2D: Adam Saad; Joey Bryniarska; Martin Westwood; Alaena Turner,
3D: Toby Christian; Anthony Davies; Vlatka Horvat; Karen Alexander
4D: 
Hilary Lloyd; Erika Tan
4D+: Helena Goldwater
XD: Margot Bannerman; Ben Cain; Sarah Cole; Annie Goh; Shep Manyika
Critical Studies: Stuart Elliot, Dr Paul O'Kane

Associate Lecturers

Critical Studies: Dr Owen Parry; Sarah Jones; Helen Robertson; Dan Hays; Mark Waller; Dr Linda Aloysius; Dr Kimathi Donkor

Admissions Tutor and Stage 1 Tutor: Lynn Hewett
Diploma in Professional Studies Pathway Leader: Anne-Marie Creamer
Visiting Practitioner: Beth Bramich

How to apply

Opportunities for all

We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and to supporting all of our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability (e.g. mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical or mental health conditions or Asperger’s syndrome) we strongly encourage you to contact us on disability@arts.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7514 6156 so that we can plan the right support for you. All enquiries are treated confidentially. To find out more, visit our Disability & Dyslexia webpages.

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

One or a combination of the following accepted full Level 3 qualifications:

  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects include Art, Art and Design or Design and Technology)
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma equivalent to 64 UCAS tariff points (preferred subjects include Art, Art and Design or Design and Technology)

And three GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*–C).

Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio.

AP(E)L – Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning

Exceptionally applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by: 

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference

Or a combination of these factors.

Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

English language requirements

IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our main English language requirements webpage).

Selection criteria

Applicants are selected according to their demonstration of potential and current ability to:

Work imaginatively and creatively in visual media:

  • Engage with experimentation and invention
  • Show imagination and ambition in their visual work

Demonstrate a range of skills and technical abilities that: 

  • Show personal commitment to skills development
  • Engage with materials and processes.

Provide evidence of intellectual enquiry within your work:

  • Demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to research around themes and practices relevant to your interests
  • Reflect critically on your learning.

Demonstrate cultural awareness and/or contextual framework of your work by:

  • Identifying a range of historical and contemporary art practices
  • Identifying social and/or cultural influences on your work.

Demonstrate an ability to articulate and communicate your intentions with clarity:

  • Make use of appropriate and effective communication and presentation skills 

Indicate the relevance of this course to your personal development through discussion around:

  • Your own ideas beyond set project briefs
  • Your willingness to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Your knowledge of this course.

What we are looking for

We are interested in students who are prepared to question and to take a critical perspective and who show potential to develop as innovative artists.

Making your application

This course is now closed for entry in September 2021.

You should apply through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and you will need the following information:

University Code:          U65

UCAS Code:                W100

Transfers

If you are currently studying somewhere else on a course in an equivalent subject area and would like to transfer to this course, you can transfer to:

Year 2, if you’ve completed 120 credits in Year 1

Year 3, if you’ve completely 240 credits in Years 1 and 2

Apply via UCAS and choose Year 2 or 3 for your POE (Point of Entry).  Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and Year 1/Year 2 unit transcripts.

Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.

Deferred Entry

Central Saint Martins does not accept applications for deferred entry.  You should therefore apply in the year you wish to study.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 29 January 2021 for equal consideration.  However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

Communicating with you

After you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive an email confirming we have successfully received your application and providing you with your login details for the UAL Portal.  We will request any additional information from you, including inviting you to upload documents / portfolio / book an interview, through the portal.  You should check your UAL Portal regularly for any important updates and requests.

Please add csm.ukeu@arts.ac.uk to your contacts to ensure that you do not miss any important updates re: your application to UAL.  Also consider altering your spam or junk mail filter to ensure that emails from @arts.ac.uk get through to you.

This course is now closed for entry in September 2021.

There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Central Saint Martins:

You can only apply to the same course once per year whether you are applying via UCAS, UAL representative or using the UAL online application system. Any duplicate applications will be withdrawn.

If you are applying via UCAS you will need the following information:

University code:          U65

UCAS Code:               W100

Transfers

If you are currently studying somewhere else on a course in an equivalent subject area and would like to transfer to this course, you can transfer to:

Year 2, if you’ve completed 120 credits in Year 1

Year 3, if you’ve completely 240 credits in Years 1 and 2

Apply via UCAS and choose Year 2 or 3 for your POE (Point of Entry).  Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and Year 1/Year 2 unit transcripts.

If you are an International applicant and studying outside the UK, please complete your Direct application and then contact us via your UAL Portal to ask to be considered for Year 2/Year 3.

Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.

Deferred entry

This course does not allow offer holders to defer. If you would like to start at a later date, please re-apply in the year you wish to study.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 29 January 2021 for equal consideration. However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

Immigration history check

Whether you are applying online via UCAS or through a UAL representative or direct application you will need to complete an immigration history check to establish whether you are eligible to study at UAL.  If you do not complete the check we will not be able to proceed with your application.

Communicating with you

After you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive an email confirming we have successfully received your application and providing you with your login details for the UAL Portal.  We will request any additional information from you, including inviting you to upload documents / portfolio / book an interview, through the portal.  You should check your UAL Portal regularly for any important updates and requests.

Please add csm.international@arts.ac.uk to your contacts to ensure that you do not miss any important updates re: your application to UAL  Also consider altering your spam or junk mail filter to ensure that emails from @arts.ac.uk get through to you.


After you apply

What happens next

Initial application check

We check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course.  If you do, you will be invited to submit a mini portfolio through UAL’s online portfolio review system.

Digital portfolio

Your portfolio should be no more than ten pages comprising your best work showing your skills and thinking. You can create the pages in any layout (For example: presentation boards) but they should be uploaded as jpeg images. It should include:

  • a range of work – finished works or works in progress
  • how you have engaged with experimentation and how well you may have pushed ambition through proposals and perhaps through making
  • how well you have developed your skills with materials and processes
  • how you may have applied any relevant research to your ideas and making – perhaps through the use of sketch books and study books
  • briefly outline – in one sentence - the ideas and interests behind the works as a title to each page.

The only files that can be uploaded as part of the portfolio are:

  • Images: bmp, gif, jpg, jpeg, png
  • Audio: mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, wma
  • Video: avi, mp4, mpg, mpeg, mkv, mov, wmv

Following the review of the portfolio we select a small number of applicants to move on to the next stage of the process.  These applicants will be invited to an interview.

Pathway choices are considered during the admissions process. We therefore advise applicants to describe any specific interest they have in their personal statement, taking into account the descriptions of the programme pathways we offer. These interests or preferences will also inform the selection and presentation of their work.

Portfolio advice

The full portfolio should demonstrate a range of skills appropriate to the subject area, containing examples of work completed within recent years, whether for a college project or personal work. It is important that the work applicants include reflects their engagement in creative practice, critical thinking and technical abilities and also that they include evidence of background research, e.g. sketchbooks, preliminary work and written material.

Ideas, visual research and experimentation are more important than finished work and can be shown in 2D work, made objects, photographs or through recorded moving image/live events.

Please remember:

  • The quality of the work is more important than the quantity
  • Where possible, large or 3D work should be photographed and scanned
  • Please organise your work by project, with supporting work presented alongside final outcomes.

For more portfolio advice please visit: https://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/apply/portfolio-advice

Interview

Following the review of the portfolio we select a small number of applicants to move on to the next stage of the process.  These applicants will be invited to an interview either online or by telephone.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

You will receive the final outcome of your application through UCAS track.

Feedback

This course receives a high number of applications, and unfortunately we cannot provide feedback to everyone who is unsuccessful. We can only provide feedback after you have had an interview.

If you would like to request feedback – please email csm.ukeu@arts.ac.uk. We are only able to provide feedback to you directly, or to someone you have told us in writing can receive it on your behalf.

Each and every application is carefully considered by a member(s) of our academic team. With so many strong applicants to choose from, it is often a very difficult decision to make. If you are unsuccessful, you are welcome to apply to us again in the future.

Fees and funding

Home fee

£9,250 per year

This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students.

Home fees are currently charged to UK resident nationals. However, the rules are complex. Find out more about our tuition fees.

From 2021/22 entry, most EU students will be charged the International tuition fee rate, depending on your individual circumstances. If you started your course in October 2020 or earlier, you’ll continue to pay Home (UK) fees for the duration of your course. Read more advice for EU students.

International fee

£22,920 per year

This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. Tuition fees for international students may increase by up to 5% in each future year of your course.

Students from countries outside of the UK are currently charged international fees. The rules are complex so read more about our tuition fees.

From 2021/22 entry, most EU students will be charged the International tuition fee rate, depending on your individual circumstances. If you started your course in October 2020 or earlier, you’ll continue to pay Home (UK) fees for the duration of your course. Read more advice for EU students.

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Careers and alumni

BA Fine Art students leave with a broad and valuable understanding of fine art practice. Skills acquired enable graduates to become versatile practitioners in exciting and diverse contexts.

Many BA Fine Art graduates work as artists, or pursue art-related careers as curators, critics or teachers. Others work in graphics, IT, media, film, fashion and advertising.

BA Fine Art graduates often go on to postgraduate study, progressing to a wide range of Masters subjects that include fine art, philosophy, film, communication, landscape architecture, art history, gallery and museum studies, literature and broadcast journalism.

BA Fine Art alumni activity demonstrates the breadth of student activity within the subject:

  • Recent graduates chosen for New Contemporaries: 2020: Rene Matić, 2019: Maria Mahfooz, 2014: Nicole Coson
  • Morisha Moodley joined PEER Gallery as their new Gallery Trainee
  • Alex Ball: Winner of Catlin Art Prize
  • Joshua Alexander & Siobhan Wanklyn: Film screenings, Camden Arts Centre, London
  • Tamarin Norward: MFA Art Writing, Goldsmiths
  • David Stearn: Bloomberg New Contemporaries
  • Rosanna Manfredi: Installation assistant to Anselm Kiefer
  • Richard Milward: published novel 'Apples'.

For details of the wide range of careers support provided for students, please visit our Careers support page.