Cardiff Metropolitan University Fine Art

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Fine Art

Cardiff Metropolitan University Fine Art

Fine Art – BA (Hons) Degree


Course Overview

It takes rare and special ability to become a fine artist. You need both technical skill and creative insight to produce work that conveys an original perspective.

This course gives you the space, freedom and support to fully express your artistic vision. Choose your own journey – define your interests and practices and immerse yourself in exploration. You will develop skills through an engagement with traditional materials and contemporary technologies within a studio practice culture.

A wider view is a crucial part of your evolution as an artist. You explore the intricate connections between ideas and intention through materials, practice and philosophy. And you gain insights from art history and critical theory, and apply them directly to your work.

Be ambitious, disciplined and motivated in your practice – and you’ll graduate with the skills, confidence and critical ability to begin your career as a professional artist.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

Please note: This programme will undergo periodic review in early 2017. As such, course content shown below may change to ensure the programme remains current. Any applicants will be informed of any changes once confirmed..

​Course Content​

As you progress through the course you’ll develop both your technical and creative skills through a range of material exploration and use of media. You’ll have access to your own studio space and will work with the academic staff in defining and developing your interests and practices in numerous capacities, including:

  • Critical thinking / critical judgement (Immersion in both the historical and contemporary art practice / thinking)
  • Process & Material Based Learning: (painting, video, animation, printmaking, photography, drawing, performance, plaster, robotics, public art, participatory and inclusive practices, woodwork, metal work, ceramics, product design, bronze casting, sewing)
  • Individual Responsibility / Self Motivation
  • Independence / Confidence / Imagination/ Play
  • Enquiry driven speculative practice

There are frequent opportunities to interact with practitioners and external partners. You can choose to learn how professional practices operate through industry placements. Explore what entrepreneurship has to offer the contemporary artist. Or study abroad – taking inspiration from different cultures and people.