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BA in Fine Art and Art History (Full Time)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Bachelor Degree , Fine Art

Course Description

In the contemporary art world, as the boundaries between fine art practices are crossed, so too are the distinctions between artist, historian and curator. This distinctive course questions and challenges these boundaries. Fine Art and Art History offers you the opportunity to develop and expand fine art studio practice by a significant engagement with historical, critical, and theoretical concerns.

In the contemporary art world, as the boundaries between fine art practices are crossed, so too are the distinctions between artist, historian and curator. This distinctive course questions and challenges these boundaries. Fine Art and Art History offers you the opportunity to develop and expand fine art studio practice by a significant engagement with historical, critical, and theoretical...

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Course Content

Teaching over the three years will allow you to synthesize art historical and theoretical knowledge into your studio work so that you may develop an informed contemporary fine art practice. This integration will challenge you, enriching your intellectual and creative ambitions, and encourage you to situate your art practice within a broader social and cultural context.

The staff team delivering the course are internationally exhibiting artists, curators, and art historians with expertise and research interests in the modern and contemporary period.

Year 1

In Year 1 you will begin to establish your fine art practice within our studios and specialist workshops. You will study the historical, theoretical and practical uses of images and objects and be introduced to the historical approaches to art in the modern period.

Year 2

In Year 2 you will explore the emergence and spread of new approaches to fine art practice and art history and you will reflect upon the challenges that arise from these developments. This critical approach will develop and enhance your interpretative skills in relation to contemporary fine art practices.

Year 3

In Year 3 you will work with increasing independence to create a body of art work that demonstrates an engagement with contemporary fine art practice. This individual studio practice will be developed with an awareness of the different contexts within which art is produced, seen, interpreted and circulated.

Teaching over the three years will allow you to synthesize art historical and theoretical knowledge into your studio work so that you may develop an informed contemporary fine art practice. This integration will challenge you, enriching your intellectual and creative ambitions, and encourage you to situate your art practice within a broader social and cultural context. The staff...

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Entry Requirements

We will interview you as part of your application.

We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.

UCAS tariff points/grades required

112-120

Minimum 112 - 120 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design). A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

We will interview you as part of your application. We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application. UCAS tariff points/grades required 112-120 Minimum 112 - 120 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design). A Level General Studies is not...

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