Bath Spa University Fine Art

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Bath Spa University Fine Art

The course is designed to support highly motivated individuals who wish to study specifically with the aim of becoming professional artists or to practice at a very high level in related fields. The course is aimed at the development of studio practice to achieve exceptionally high standards of studio–based work in painting, sculpture and installation media representing an excellent grounding for further study at MA level and beyond.

You will have access to excellent facilities and technical support and be given your own substantial workspace in one of our purpose built studios. From very early in the course you will have the opportunity to direct your own programme of study supported by professional artists, many of whom are internationally renowned and representing the range of disciplines in sculpture, painting, media and theory. They will teach and support you throughout your course.

The course will require you to be organised, self-motivated and disciplined. Staff will encourage and help guide your exploration enabling you to develop your self –confidence and critical ability in your chosen area. You will be able to work over concentrated periods of self-directed study in our purpose built and well-equipped studios and workshops.

What you’ll learn


We provide you with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and appropriate practices. You’ll develop your creative potential and critical understanding as a practising artist.


Research Methodologies
Introduces generic principles and processes of research relevant to the practice and study of art, design and curatorial practice. It provides you with a strong sense of methodological purpose when thinking about your practice. It will give you confidence and authority by assisting you to identify key areas of interest and to build on this towards a mastery of your subject. It will outline established models of academic enquiry – both practical and intellectual – proposing ways to gather, analyse and communicate a wide range of information and ideas.