University of the Highlands and Islands Fine Art

University of the Highlands and Islands Fine Art

Fine Art BA (Hons)

If you want to study contemporary art and would like to develop your creative skills in a vibrant and challenging environment, then the BA (Hons) Fine Art degree is for you.

You’ll be taught by a highly experienced team of visual practitioners who will support you to explore and experiment with a range of fine art media, such as painting, digital imaging, photography, drawing, spatial studies and printmaking.  You will also have support from academics who will help you to write about your own practice and the work of other artists.

With access to your own studio space and specialist equipment, you can be confident that you will have all the necessary resources at hand.  In addition, small class sizes mean that you will always have regular contact with staff and can tap in to their professional knowledge and expertise so that you can develop to your full potential.

Special features

  • You will study at Moray School of Art (Moray College UHI), Orkney College UHI, Shetland College UHI or Taigh Chearsabhagh, in the beautiful landscape of North Uist in the Western Isles.
  • Moray School of Art is one of the five major Scottish art schools.
  • Your experience will be enriched with frequent cultural and environmental trips.
  • You will have your own individual studio space from level two onwards.
  • Small student numbers means there is a close working relationship between staff and students, working acrosss the network over four locations.
  • We have strong links with the cultural sector including galleries, museums and arts organisations and you will benefit from visiting artists and professionals.
  • You will exhibit your work as part of professional practice in the third year and also during the final year degree show.
  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal circumstances.

Entry requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade C or above
  • These should include English, or a recognised Art Access course with evidence of ability in written coursework, for example, a unit in contextual study or art history.
  • You will be required to submit a portfolio of visual work which clearly demonstrates your capacity to cope with the demands of the course and attend an interview as part of the selection process.