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    I want to do a Fine art course at university but i find it hard to find 5 really good universities that offer this course and i dont know which universities teach it best.
    I am going to apply to UCL and Loughborough but cant find others that are as good. Any suggestions or advice?
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    It depends what your grades are going to be, but places like Leeds, Edinburgh, Landcaster, Goldsmiths, Oxford are really good I'm apply for Edinburgh, Leeds, Goldsmiths, UCL and maybe Oxford


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    It depends what your grades are going to be, but places like Leeds, Edinburgh, Landcaster, Goldsmiths, Oxford are really good I'm apply for Edinburgh, Leeds, Goldsmiths, UCL and maybe Oxford


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    those sound good, i'll have to look into those. My predicted grades might be AAB or A*AB
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    have you looked at specialised colleges such as Norwich uni of the arts and Leeds college of art?
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    In addition to those listed in post 2, Glasgow is a world class art school.
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    (Original post by Gabriela123)
    I want to do a Fine art course at university but i find it hard to find 5 really good universities that offer this course and i dont know which universities teach it best.
    I am going to apply to UCL and Loughborough but cant find others that are as good. Any suggestions or advice?
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    those sound good, i'll have to look into those. My predicted grades might be AAB or A*AB
    Even with top grades you might find that many of your choices will reject you and recommend you take a foundation diploma after your A levels. That isn't because they don't think you have the talent it's because they know that the national curriculum has been stripped right back for creative subjects and so an extra year to develop your own style and find your interests is needed to prepare a lot of applicants to start on an art degree.

    A lot of the people you'll be applying alongside will have good A levels and will be applying while on a foundation diploma - so they'll have an extra year's experience and additional help from their college in preparing portfolios and finding which universities will be the best fit for their interests...that makes it even more difficult for applicants straight from A level to get an offer.

    You can apply for foundation diplomas alongside university applications - a FAD is an FE course and so it isn't covered by UCAS - instead you apply directly. Universities like Leeds College of Art, Falmouth, University of the Arts London, University for Creative Arts and Arts University Bournemouth offer a FAD course - while others like Norwich University of the Arts and Reading (and I'm sure others but they're the 2 I know of for sure) offer BA courses with a foundation year. Because the FAD is FE that means that there's no fees but also no student loan to cover your living costs if you choose to study away from home (rather than at your local FE colleges) - that's why some universities offer foundation years instead - those years you'll usually have the full £9k fee and a loan to cover your living costs - it's more affordable in the short term but is likely to cost you a bit more long term.
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    Newcastle is great for fine art, the department is at the core of the Uni and the city is really vibrant. The Guardian rates it as one of the best after Ruskin College in Oxford and the Slade at UCL. I'd say they are the top three in the UK. Manchester, Chelsea and Goldsmiths are also strong for Fine Art. Neither Glasgow nor Edinburgh offer fine art but they are good art schools and offer other courses which encompass fine art aspects.


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