The focus of this course is hands-on, applied art with a complementary art theory programme.
You will study late twentieth century art history and current debates within art theory.
The course is delivered through studio sessions with feedback and constructive critique, as well as through practical workshops, demonstrations, formal lectures, seminars, visits, and individual and group projects.
Optional modules - choose one: Site Related Drawing (20 credits) Introduction to Drawing (20 credits) Introduction to Life Drawing (20 credits).
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Tyne Metropolitan College,
Battle Hill Drive,
Our typical offer is 56 UCAS points from a minimum of two GCSEs / A Levels or equivalent. We will also accept PPP at BTEC Extended Diploma level.
We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
In addition, we require two passes at GCSE Grade C or above, including Mathematics and English Language. We will also accept equivalent qualifications such as a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
We ask applicants to prepare a portfolio of work, which should be simply mounted and accompanied by preparatory work. Sketchbooks are an important feature of your preparatory work and should be included. Where possible, 3D and large 2D, work should be photographed. Digital and screen-based work should be saved on a CD or memory stick.
Suitable items for a portfolio include:
The annual fee is:
Please note that this course is not available to international students.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
On completion of the course, you will be ready to apply for a range of jobs including roles in arts management, community art groups, and arts departments of schools and colleges.
Alternatively you could choose to top-up your Foundation Degree to a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree.
A foundation degree in Applied Fine Art Practice can lead to the following types of jobs:
The course equips you with a range of transferable skills including communication and analysis. These skills are valuable to many different types of employers who look for people with proven creativity and initiative.