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Fine Art

UCAS Code: W101 Duration: 3 years

Overview

At its core, Fine Art is about communication, innovation, challenge and application. It is about exploring individual potential through visual possibilities and theoretical questions with an awareness of the increasingly complex, media-saturated and context-aware global arena.

Fine Art is for those who have the desire to work hard and the ability to explore ideas through a wide range of media. The Department is driven by its aim to encourage and enable students to engage with issues and practices across a broad fine art spectrum.

The Single Honours Fine Art course at Liverpool Hope is delivered through three main components: Studio Practice, Professional Practice and Art & Design History. This combination of studies will equip you with the essential skills to establish yourself as a professional artist, or work in the wider creative industries.

Why choose this subject?

  • 96% of students were satisfied with teaching and 94% were satisfied overall with BA Fine Art (National Student Survey 2015).
  • The opportunity to study in Liverpool, with its wealth of museums and galleries, which the department has excellent links with including the Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, FACT, National Museums Liverpool and Bluecoat Gallery
  • The department provides an exciting programme of talks by visiting lecturers and you will encounter artists from around the world through the department’s International Artist in Residence programme
  • The University has excellent facilities at the Creative Campus, including studio space, as well as our Cornerstone Gallery with visiting exhibitions.
  • Studying fine art is both exciting and challenging, requiring research through practice as well as theory. Students are encouraged to explore ideas in the studio in an experimental, rigorous and contextually aware manner, extending their creative intelligence in a supportive environment, led by tutors who are practitioners in the international arena as well as experienced educationalists.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Fine Art at Liverpool Hope in our Fine Art Subject Guides.

Fine Art 2015

 

 

Fine Art Subject Guide

 

 

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Fine Art

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1
  • You will be introduced to the subject through a range of exciting and challenging studio projects in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation.
  • To develop your skills you will undertake induction sessions with a range of materials and processes including for example: wood, metal, plaster, print-making, laser-cutting, video capture and editing, colour and mark-making.
  • You will work with outside agencies to realise a live project in the public realm.
  • Lectures and seminars within Art and Design History are an integral part of the learning process, supported by regular tutorials to facilitate each individual’s creative potential. 
  • The theoretical curriculum addresses key developments in art and design history from Antiquity to the present day, with a strong focus on early modern, modern and contemporary art. 
Level 2:
  • Level 2 begins with a series of projects designed to build upon your experience at Level 1 and diagnose your strengths and potential future direction in two or three dimensions.
  • Early in the first term, and in consultation with studio tutors, you will write an Independent Research Proposal, outlining the direction and focus of your studio practice for the remainder of the academic year. This is a statement of your intentions and has the potential to change as your work develops.
  • Professional Practice becomes integrated with your studies at Level 2 and includes planning an exhibition. You will work as a group, setting up a bank account, organising the marketing and publicity of your exhibition as well as learning about fundraising strategies and curatorial decision making.
  • The programme of lectures and seminars continues throughout Level 2 at the end of which you will identify an area of theoretical research for your Level 3 Special Study.
  • Theoretical lectures and seminars provide a wider framework from which to evaluate and analyse the history and theory of Art & Design, as well as the discourses informing contemporary art practice.
Level 3:
  • Studio practice at Level 3 becomes autonomous, with regular support via one-to-one tutorials, group critiques and indicative assessment.
  • Professional Practice becomes a central component of study, preparing you for the outside world. This component is supported by a series of talks by external agencies from the creative industries and cultural organisations.
  • Theoretical research for your Special Study is, wherever possible, linked to studio practice and supported by a member of staff from Art History as well as a studio lecturer.
  • The curriculum content in studio practice and Art & Design History will make full use of the wealth of relevant sites in Liverpool, as well as Liverpool Hope’s partnerships, for example with Tate Liverpool, FACT, National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial. 
  • Level 3 culminates in an end-of-year degree show and a curated exhibition, external to the University, where you will present work to a professional standard in the public realm.

You may also be interested in...

Art & Design History

Creative and Performing Arts

Design

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants will preferably have Art Foundation (or equivalent in an arts related subject) and an A2 level (or equivalent) in an arts-related subject. All applicants will normally be required to attend an interview with their portfolio of work. 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants will preferably have Art Foundation (or equivalent in an arts related subject) and an A2 level (or equivalent) in an arts-related subject. All applicants will normally be required to attend an interview with their portfolio of work. 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combination

Fine Art is available as a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS code W101

Employability

Fine Art has an enviable record for graduate employment. The course generates autonomy, creativity and lateral and critical thinking as well as other highly desirable practical and intellectual transferable skills that genuinely prepare you for the world of work. The integrated live projects provide valuable experience of working in the professional arena and create professional contacts with potential future employers.

Many of our recent graduates have begun careers in lecturing, teaching, art therapy, gallery administration and curating, television, theatre, exhibition work, artist residencies, community and public arts. Graduates also go on to run their own successful businesses and studio workshops.

A significant number of Hope graduates successfully progress to postgraduate courses each year.  Further study options available at Liverpool Hope include the MA in Creative Practice, MA in Art History and Curating and the PGCE.

Overview

At its core, Fine Art is about communication, innovation, challenge and application. It is about exploring individual potential through visual possibilities and theoretical questions with an awareness of the increasingly complex, media-saturated and context-aware global arena.

Fine Art is for those who have the desire to work hard and the ability to explore ideas through a wide range of media. The Department is driven by its aim to encourage and enable students to engage with issues and practices across a broad fine art spectrum.

The Single Honours Fine Art course at Liverpool Hope is delivered through three main components: Studio Practice, Professional Practice and Art & Design History. This combination of studies will equip you with the essential skills to establish yourself as a professional artist, or work in the wider creative industries.

Why choose this subject?

  • 96% of students were satisfied with teaching and 94% were satisfied overall with BA Fine Art (National Student Survey 2015).
  • The opportunity to study in Liverpool, with its wealth of museums and galleries, which the department has excellent links with including the Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, FACT, National Museums Liverpool and Bluecoat Gallery
  • The department provides an exciting programme of talks by visiting lecturers and you will encounter artists from around the world through the department’s International Artist in Residence programme
  • The University has excellent facilities at the Creative Campus, including studio space, as well as our Cornerstone Gallery with visiting exhibitions.
  • Studying fine art is both exciting and challenging, requiring research through practice as well as theory. Students are encouraged to explore ideas in the studio in an experimental, rigorous and contextually aware manner, extending their creative intelligence in a supportive environment, led by tutors who are practitioners in the international arena as well as experienced educationalists.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Fine Art at Liverpool Hope in our Fine Art Subject Guides.

Fine Art 2015

 

 

Fine Art Subject Guide

 

 

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Fine Art

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1
  • You will be introduced to the subject through a range of exciting and challenging studio projects in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation.
  • To develop your skills you will undertake induction sessions with a range of materials and processes including for example: wood, metal, plaster, print-making, laser-cutting, video capture and editing, colour and mark-making.
  • You will work with outside agencies to realise a live project in the public realm.
  • Lectures and seminars within Art and Design History are an integral part of the learning process, supported by regular tutorials to facilitate each individual’s creative potential. 
  • The theoretical curriculum addresses key developments in art and design history from Antiquity to the present day, with a strong focus on early modern, modern and contemporary art. 
Level 2:
  • Level 2 begins with a series of projects designed to build upon your experience at Level 1 and diagnose your strengths and potential future direction in two or three dimensions.
  • Early in the first term, and in consultation with studio tutors, you will write an Independent Research Proposal, outlining the direction and focus of your studio practice for the remainder of the academic year. This is a statement of your intentions and has the potential to change as your work develops.
  • Professional Practice becomes integrated with your studies at Level 2 and includes planning an exhibition. You will work as a group, setting up a bank account, organising the marketing and publicity of your exhibition as well as learning about fundraising strategies and curatorial decision making.
  • The programme of lectures and seminars continues throughout Level 2 at the end of which you will identify an area of theoretical research for your Level 3 Special Study.
  • Theoretical lectures and seminars provide a wider framework from which to evaluate and analyse the history and theory of Art & Design, as well as the discourses informing contemporary art practice.
Level 3:
  • Studio practice at Level 3 becomes autonomous, with regular support via one-to-one tutorials, group critiques and indicative assessment.
  • Professional Practice becomes a central component of study, preparing you for the outside world. This component is supported by a series of talks by external agencies from the creative industries and cultural organisations.
  • Theoretical research for your Special Study is, wherever possible, linked to studio practice and supported by a member of staff from Art History as well as a studio lecturer.
  • The curriculum content in studio practice and Art & Design History will make full use of the wealth of relevant sites in Liverpool, as well as Liverpool Hope’s partnerships, for example with Tate Liverpool, FACT, National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial. 
  • Level 3 culminates in an end-of-year degree show and a curated exhibition, external to the University, where you will present work to a professional standard in the public realm.

You may also be interested in...

Art & Design History

Creative and Performing Arts

Design

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants will preferably have Art Foundation (or equivalent in an arts related subject) and an A2 level (or equivalent) in an arts-related subject. All applicants will normally be required to attend an interview with their portfolio of work. 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants will preferably have Art Foundation (or equivalent in an arts related subject) and an A2 level (or equivalent) in an arts-related subject. All applicants will normally be required to attend an interview with their portfolio of work. 

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combination

Fine Art is available as a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS code W101

Employability

Fine Art has an enviable record for graduate employment. The course generates autonomy, creativity and lateral and critical thinking as well as other highly desirable practical and intellectual transferable skills that genuinely prepare you for the world of work. The integrated live projects provide valuable experience of working in the professional arena and create professional contacts with potential future employers.

Many of our recent graduates have begun careers in lecturing, teaching, art therapy, gallery administration and curating, television, theatre, exhibition work, artist residencies, community and public arts. Graduates also go on to run their own successful businesses and studio workshops.

A significant number of Hope graduates successfully progress to postgraduate courses each year.  Further study options available at Liverpool Hope include the MA in Creative Practice, MA in Art History and Curating and the PGCE.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Fine and Applied Art

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