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BA in Education/Fine Art (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Course Description

In choosing to study Education and Fine Art degree you’ll discover a broad spectrum of education topics that include sociological, psychological and educational factors that influence the development of children. In addition, you will also be exposed to the world of Fine Art where your appreciation for Fine art will broaden equipping you with the skills required to communicate your subject to the variety of audiences. This course is perfect for aspiring teachers, tutors and lecturers with a particular interest in Fine Art. Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE at Aberystwyth.

  • Expand and enhance your disciplined acquisition of technical expertise, the formation of creative intelligence, and a historical, critical, theoretical and contemporary aware of Fine Art practice.
  • Both Education and Fine Art have been taught at Aberystwyth University for over a century and more, demonstrating that this is a reputable degree.
  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities; well-lit studios for painting, dark rooms, print workshops, a MAC suite, as well as lecture theatres and seminar rooms.
  • Taught by experienced staff who are internationally renowned and experts in their field.
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre on campus, one of the most prestigious and largest Arts Centre in Mid-Wales.
  • Take part in our museum and gallery study visits within the UK and cultural tours abroad e.g. Madrid, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, New York, Vienna, Barcelona, Venice, Moscow, St Petersburg, Florence, Budapest and Lisbon.
  • The taught syllabus in the School of Education will push you to improve your legislative knowledge.
  • Through your studies you will expand your social awareness.
  • This course will allow you to polish your skills assets.

In choosing to study Education and Fine Art degree you’ll discover a broad spectrum of education topics that include sociological, psychological and educational factors that influence the development of children. In addition, you will also be exposed to the world of Fine Art where your appreciation for Fine art will broaden equipping you with the skills required to communicate your...

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Course Content

In the first year you may discover:

  • Policies and Issues in Education;
  • Child Development;
  • How young children learn;
  • Art Practice;
  • Landscape.

In the second year you may explore:

  • The psychology of learning and thinking;
  • Painting and Photography;
  • Intaglio, Stone and Plate Lithography.

In the third year you may:

  • Critically reflect and evaluate learning and skills;
  • Create book illustrations;
  • Expand your photography skills- photo directed practice.

In the first year you may discover: Policies and Issues in Education; Child Development; How young children learn; Art Practice; Landscape. In the second year you may explore: The psychology of learning and thinking; Painting and...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Art or related subject, plus satisfactory portfolio

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM - DMM, plus satisfactory portfolio

International Baccalaureate:
30-28, plus satisfactory portfolio

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall, plus satisfactory portfolio

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Art or related subject, plus satisfactory portfolio GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM - DMM, plus satisfactory portfolio International...

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Assessment Methods

Most modules are assessed through exams and essays, but projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations may also be utilised.

Most modules are assessed through exams and essays, but projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations may also be utilised.