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

Course length
3 years
UCAS code

Course not taking applications

BA Fine Art Print and Time-Based Media at Wimbledon is in closure and will no longer be taking applications.

If you are interested in Fine Art Print and Time-Based Media take a look at the other UAL undergraduate Fine Art courses.

BA Fine Art Print and Time-Based Media at Wimbledon College of Arts combines the traditional with the contemporary.

The course brings together printmaking, photography, film, audio, writing, video and performance art.

Student work

Joe Sutherland.

Chris Hopkins.

Max Dovey.

Course overview

What you can expect

  • Teaching from practicing artists through projects, critiques and tutorials
  • The chance to take part in extra-curricular activities. For example our live performance / video event Elbow Room
  • To explore gallery based practices. You will look at installation, artists' publications, live art, screenings, broadcasts and websites
  • To work with other students on film projects, print portfolios, screenings and events
  • To explore a wide range of contemporary art practices. Including animation, etching, performance, photography, printmaking, sound, video, writing and filmmaking in Super 8 and 16mm
  • A cross-course contextual studies programme. This will expand your knowledge and understanding of the wider context of fine art
  • To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. View the Wimbledon facilities

Course units

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. They have also worked 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


    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 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

    We select students based on the quality of their applications, looking primarily at their portfolio of work, personal statements and reference.

    The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

    • A Level - 2 A levels grade C or above
    • or Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
    • or Pass, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma
    • or Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
    • or Access to Higher Education Diploma
    • or Equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications. For example - International Baccalaureate Diploma pass achieved at 24 points or above
    • and 3 GCSE passes grade C or above

    We will also consider 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.

    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

    Making your application

    Course suspended

    Fees & Funding

    Home / EU fee

    £9,250 (2018/19 fees).

    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

    £19,350 (2018/19 fees).

    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.


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

    Scholarships and awards

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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.


    Find out how careers and employability helps our students and graduates start their careers.