University of Gloucestershire Art and Design

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University of Gloucestershire Art and Design

University of Gloucestershire Art and Design

Fine Art (BA Hons)

Explore different mediums, showcase your work at exhibitions and visit international galleries.

Hardwick art studio

National and international travel opportunities

Hardwick art studio
Hardwick art studio

Develop your full creative potential and individual artist’s signature. Allow your ideas to drive your choice of medium and be inspired by trips to international galleries. Past trips include Barcelona, Berlin and Vienna, with the opportunity to spend a month in one of Rome’s prestigious culture research academies.

Learning from a diverse range of practicing artists and published authors, you will graduate with an extensive portfolio of creative achievements. This will allow you to progress into postgraduate study or a professional career in art. With national and international exhibition opportunities, you’ll gain exposure. Showcase at our own degree show, attended by thousands of visitors, before it tours to London.

Working in our dedicated studios and 3D workshops, you will develop a broad range of technical and practical artistic skills. These include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital technologies, photography, video, performance, text and sound. From your first year, there are opportunities to work on collaborative projects and visit national and international galleries across Europe. In your second year, you can apply for a number of travel awards and win the opportunity to spend a month at the British School in Rome. In your third-year, you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your degree show in London, as well as sell your work at an exhibition in Amsterdam, where you can win a €5000 prize and gain international recognition.

Study style

You will explore the practical and conceptual possibilities of a range of different forms and media. These include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture/installation, 2D image-making, photography, video, performance, text and sound. You’ll be assessed through studio coursework with some theory assignments.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry*

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by portfolio and interview

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours – 3 years full-time W100


  • Artist
  • Arts management
  • Creative publishing and design
  • Art therapist
  • Gallery or museum curator

Masters by Research or PhD Art and Design (Postgraduate)

Contribute to the advancement of your profession and develop your own academic skills through an in-depth research project in a unique area that interests you.

Cultivate strong critical thinking and research skills to undertake high quality, original and impactful research. There is potential for your work to be published professionally.

Our experienced team of research-active staff offer research supervision across a range of art and design disciplines that include Fine Art, Landscape Architecture, Design and Photography.

Our facilities include: printmaking; illustration; landscape and graphic design studios; painting and 3D studios; photography studios; as well as a well-resourced library and IT facilities.We encourage attendance at relevant conferences, as well as the giving of papers and publication of articles towards the later stages of studies. Peer group seminars and discussions, together with campus-based and university-wide open lecture programmes, are seen as integral to the research student experience. Our research centres – Research into Art and the Environment and Typography and Authorial Design – build upon areas of expertise within the school and help foster the sharing of knowledge, spanning different disciplines, among both staff and students.

Study style

Research opportunities in the Faculty of Media, Arts & Technology are available for either full-time or part-time study and are offered at all levels.

Entry requirements

  • Research students who have not already completed a relevant Masters degree or other appropriate postgraduate research methods training are normally required to complete the university’s research methods training course: MR401 (philosophy and approaches to research) and MR402 (methodologies and methods).
  • MA by Research/MPhil: you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent
  • PhD: you will need a Masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic
  • We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent


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