BA (Hons) Fine Art and Crafts

We are still accepting applications for all courses starting in 2014/15. For more information, contact us on 0800 358 7474 or email he@don.ac.uk.

Awarded by: University of Hull
UCAS code: WW17
Course code: X003
Course Level: Level 4 - 6
   
Location: The Hub
Hours p/w: 16
Duration: 3 years full-time
   
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Fine Art and Crafts is an area demanding personal drive and commitment to exploring self-initiated projects. Whilst initially a source of personal satisfaction, work that is produced will be shown to have wider implications, with possible references to social, ethical, political or spiritual issues. This course will help to prepare you for a career within your chosen field of specialism.

Our aim is to make you into a confident, versatile and talented artist or craftsperson. You will continually develop your skills by tackling challenging project briefs, often in collaboration with external agencies. You will find out about the real worlds of art and craft and develop a close understanding of professional practice within these disciplines. You will have the opportunity to take part in educational visits and exhibitions for an insight into art and crafts as they are practised nationally and internationally.

You will be supported by staff who are experts in their field. Teaching is based on your individual needs and as such you are encouraged to develop an independent and self-reliant approach that will stand you in good stead in the world outside of the course.

An external examiner recently commented on the BA (Hons) Fine Art and Crafts course, "I continue to be impressed by the modular scheme and how it supports individual student abilities and ambition."

Course Content and Structure

Industry involvement

Employers currently connected with the course:

  • Human Design
  • The Mc Gallery
  • BA Components
  • Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery
  • Frenchgate Centre
  • Danum Hotel  

Year one (Level 4)

You will follow a common first year programme, studying the core modules as outlined below:

  • Historical/Contextual Studies: Art, Design and Craft 1
  • Drawing and Visualization
  • Printmaking 
  • Studio Practice: Fine Art
  • Studio Practice: Ceramics
  • Studio Practice: Textiles

In addition to these you will take part in the following:

  • Educational visits
  • Visiting lecturers (practising artists and craftsmen/women)

Year two (Level 5)

You will converge your specialist interests by historical and contextual research into an area of personal interest. Professional practice modules will encourage presentation skills and the elective modules will enable you to build a personal pathway leading to a specialised third year.

Video showcasing the work with BA Components.

  • Historical and Contextual Studies 2
  • Professional Practice
  • Live briefs
  • Fine Art 2
  • Ceramics 2
  • Textiles 2

Year three (Level 6)

This is the consolidatory part of the course that primarily aims to provide the opportunity to compile a body of work including a professional portfolio and a practical exhibition, in order to enter the workplace. In order to achieve this you will study the following:

  • Dissertation
  • Live Brief 1 - Working to a Commission
  • Live Brief 2 - Final Exhibition
  • Final major Project Practical

Assessment

Your progress will be assessed via formal critiques with written feedback at the end of each project. You will be formally assessed at the end of each year and in the final semester you will demonstrate your skills through the production of a major project.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • 200 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications or a Foundation Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma in an art related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of design related work to demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course.

Progression Routes

Potential careers

Potential jobs Expected salary
Artist Various
Art Teacher (School) £20,000+
Art Lecturer (University / College) £20,000+
Art critic / journalist £20,000+
Industrial Ceramicist £20,000+
Self-employed Potter £20,000+
Textile Designer £20,000+
Illustrator £20,000+
Museum / Art Gallery Curator / Conservator £20,000+
Community Art Worker £20,000+

On completion of this course you will have the necessary skills and professional portfolio to allow you to gain employment in a variety of areas.

Alternatively, you may choose to further your studies with the MA Design Enterprise.

Student comments

"Tutorials are regular and feedback is always available. Before I started, I did not expect so much contact time. It is very helpful that the tutors are available to discuss any developments or problems with me. I enjoy the course and I would recommend it to other art students who might be thinking of studying for their degree." DV, Year 2 student
"The Fine Art and Craft degree has provided me with excellent tuition and a broad base of skills from which I have been encouraged and supported in the development of my own personal practice. I have enjoyed and benefited from my time on the course." MP, Year 3 student

If you are unsure which course is the right one for you, please contact us further information and guidance.

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