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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £600

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Total optional cost: £600


Manchester Campus


Manchester School of Art

The BA (Hons) Fine Art programme is a studio-based programme that provides students with the platform to confidently enter the professional world of the artist (and arts professional) in the 21st century. Students will actively investigate universal approaches and practices in contemporary fine art that will test their knowledge, creativity and understanding. The Fine Art programme is taught by professional artists who are actively engaged in contemporary practice who will encourage the exploration of the broader social, political and community context to assist students to define a personal mode of study that will equip them to continue their development post-degree. 

The wide range of teaching approaches, facilities and opportunities support our students to acquire skills and varied methodologies that allow them to either specialize or engage with a pluralistic approach to exploring Fine Art.  The diversity of content results in a distinctive group of students that engage with and question a divergent range of approaches to studio practice and externally engaged projects. The international exchange programme, national and international study trips and the acquisition of foreign language skills also enable students to develop their practice within an international context. There are opportunities to engage in the contemporary art world through study trips, exhibitions, student exchange programmes, visiting artists' lectures, specialist masterclasses and Whitworth Gallery talks.

Find out more about this course, staff and facilities and view student work at

Your career prospects after the course

Graduates have gone on to study MA's in fine art, curating and art history in Britain, Europe and the USA.

They have also gone on to become artists, freelance curators, teachers, gallery assistants and technicians and teachers.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will interview you as part of your application.

We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate points


IELTS score required for international students

6.0 with no element below 5.5

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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