Our Fine Art and Art History BA course helps you realise your creative potential in fine art and develops skills to understand contemporary art. You will explore traditional forms of painting and sculpture with new forms such as film and digital printmaking. You will also develop visual analysis skills and historical knowledge by exploring a range of images, texts and objects.
We were ranked at number 6 in the UK (out of 66) for art in the Guardian University League Tables 2018. This is a rise of 23 places from our 2017 ranking.
Kingston University is an associate of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), so you will receive free membership and access to seminars and events. Our links to industry also include the Tate, Stanley Picker Gallery, Drawing Room, Five Years and Traffic.
The course focus is on personal and professional development and you will have the opportunity to participate in external projects and competitions. You will also have the chance to exhibit your work at our on-site gallery, and other London locations.
Examples of modules:
- Introducing Studio Practice
- Professional Skills I
- Contextualising Contemporary Practice: Fine Art
- Key Concepts: Research, Interpretation & Communication
- Developing Studio Practice
- Professional Skills II
- Critical Issues in Fine Art: Research and Practice
- Researching the Contemporary
- Sustaining Studio Practice
- Professional Skills III
- Dissertation: Research and Reflection
- Special Topics in Art and Design II
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