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Fine Art Degrees in the UK

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Allowing you to explore the practical and theoretical elements of art, a fine art degree will develop your skills and knowledge in a nurturing environment. You will be learning and working alongside other students, meaning you share your passions, and become exposed to other perspectives. You will graduate as a well-rounded artist, ready for your career in the arts industry.

An undergraduate degree in fine art will give you a good foundation of knowledge in the area. You might study modules on the history of art, art practices, business in the arts discipline, and management within the creative industries. These modules will allow you to become a more developed artist, but also have a confident understanding of the business and marketing side as well. You will also be able to add to your professional portfolio throughout your time at university.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as incorporating practical sessions, studio practice, and field trips to art galleries and other venues. You might be presented with the opportunity to take part in a work placement module, which will aid the development of your professional practice. Depending on your institution, you may be able to attend masterclasses with experienced artists.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

Fine Art degrees in the UK in 2024

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

University of Derby United Kingdom

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History of Art BA

SOAS University of London United Kingdom

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Fine Art and Theatre (Study Abroad) BA (Hons)

Lancaster University United Kingdom

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

University of Lincoln United Kingdom

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

Leeds Beckett University United Kingdom

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom

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Fine Arts BA (Hons)

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) United Kingdom

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Fine Art BA

University of Oxford United Kingdom

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

University of Salford United Kingdom

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) United Kingdom

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