• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The Fine Art and Crafts programme introduces you to a breadth of media, skills, materials and processes, initially through specialist workshops, and then through further development and application of these skills in your individual studio space. The studio is also a place of dialogue, sharing and extending your ideas and practice through discussions with students and staff.

You will explore the theories that underpin the historical and contemporary context of Fine Art and Crafts through lectures and personal research, with the aim of understanding your own practice within this broader context. Our learning resource centre houses a vast range of specialist books, journals and e-resources to support your studies. We also provide study skills workshops to ensure that you can access this resource confidently. Gallery and studio visits provide a direct connection with the work of other artists.

Fine Art and Crafts has an important and vibrant role to play in the promotion and extension of creativity within business and the community. You will work on live project briefs that have been commissioned and will have the opportunity to exhibit your work onsite as well as other independent galleries.

This programme will help you develop many personal and employability skills such as self confidence, independent thinking, creative problem solving and communication methods. Our graduates go on to develop themselves as artists and crafts people within independent or group studios, they continue to exhibit, engage with community art groups and projects, and promote and sell their own work. Many graduates have gone on to further study at postgraduate level, including Masters in Fine Art and Art Therapy, and Teaching qualifications in either the post compulsory or school sectors.

Please view our image gallery which includes our Graduate Show 2016 that was exhibited at The Point Gallery in Doncaster town centre.

Level
Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Duration
3 years full-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
UCAS Code
WW17
Please note: our institute and UCAS codes have changed. Please see further information on our how to apply page.
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

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 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
  • 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 complete the following:

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

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 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.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
Let your creativity flourish, developing your style in a studio setting

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We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 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.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code: WW17

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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