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Middlesex University

Fine Art BA Honours

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Middlesex University
En London (England)

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Tipología Bachelor's degree
Lugar London (England)
Duración 3
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  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (England)
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Our BA Fine Art degree embraces fine art as a single discipline constructed from many different studio practices. You will explore and make critical comment on artistic works including installation, performance, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital arts, film and video. BA Fine Art opens the door to a wide range of creative and professional possibilities.

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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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Clare Walter
24/07/2016
Lo mejor: I viewed a number of university fine art departments before applying and it seemed to me that Middlesex had amongst, in some respects absolutely, the best technical facilities in London.
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Curso realizado: Julio 2016
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Amy Honour .
16/03/2017
Lo mejor: Middlesex University has everything you need to be successful, and some of the best resources and facilities. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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Curso realizado: Marzo 2017
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

IT
Philosophy
Exhibition
Art
Public
Project
Skills and Training
Production
Education
Fine Art
Reflection
Community
Interactivity
Educating Art
Philosophy
Collaborations
Peer Critique
Curatorial

Programa académico

Course content

What will you study on the BA Fine Art?

Your first year concentrates on understanding and working with different models as a fine artist, ensuring you have exposure to all the different workshops and facilities available to you.

  • You will be introduced to concepts of time and action, space and object, plus image and index in your studio practice
  • In the second and third terms studio practice develops more individually
  • Introduction to contemporary fine art practice and its history with short written assignments.

In your second year you will diversify and expand your skills, developing a deeper awareness of the critical demands of contemporary art

  • You will develop your visual language as you experiment in your studio practice
  • You will study visual culture, art and philosophy, and art and the community with a concluding written submission
  • This year includes options to study on the international exchange programme or work on art projects in the community
  • Your study culminates in an exhibition, where you will gain hands-on experience of curating and exhibiting.

Your final year of your degree enables you to consolidate and refine your art, developing your studio practice to a professional level.

  • This year includes a professional practice seminar series, a research essay, and another opportunity to work on art practice in the community
  • In tutorials you will focus on how clearly your visual language is communicated
  • The second and third terms focus on bringing work to a professional level for a public exhibition (recently this has been at Truman Brewery, Brick Lane).
What will you gain?

Alongside developing your vision and skills as an artist, you will also develop a wide range of transferable skills including initiative, self motivation, resourcefulness, excellent written and verbal communications skills, ability to work both alone and in groups, and the ability to be reflective and constructively self-critical about projects you have initiated.

Modules

  • Year 1
    • Personal Development and Research (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with models for understanding professional behaviours in Fine Art practice. Through a weekly programme of gallery visits, field trips, seminars and  lectures, you will be given insight and understanding of the positionality of the contemporary artist .Interdisciplinary methodologies spanning art theory, history and visual culture will be used to enable you to analyse, debate and discuss the different subject positions and professional roles that have developed in relation to contemporary Fine Art’s production, curation, distribution and mediation.

    • Exploring Practices and Ideas (90 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to initiate the development of individual studio practice through material, technical and conceptual exploration. You will develop knowledge and skills across a range of forms of research as the basis for creative and critical practice. You will begin with an introductory studio project for all students, emphasising ‘critical thinking through creative making’ and comprising both workshop inductions and lectures. Lectures and seminars continue throughout the module to introduce key debates and ideas in contemporary fine art alongside a series of parallel project-based approaches to gaining experience in different practices. The module culminates with an exhibition of the body of work and enquiry built across the year.

  • Year 2
    • Professional Development and Reflection (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to: emphasise strategies for professional practice and employability through in-depth study of contemporary art practices. It will support you in applying knowledge of research, production, distribution and curating in the development of both your own work and personal development planning. Through a weekly programme of seminars, gallery visits, field trips, workshops, screenings and presentations, you will be exposed to the multiple ways in which contemporary artists are documenting their research and production processes, and disseminating this to various audiences.

    • Developing Practice and Theory (90 credits) - Compulsory

      In this module you will undergo an intensive development of practice across the module in being challenged to develop a substantial body of individual research-led practice engaging in a wide variety of possible ways of making, thinking and doing. You will be working in a range of dedicated seminars, workshops and labs engaging with the key pathways of the programme and potentially leading to named awards (i.e. Fine Art, Critical Practice, Multimedia Practice, Social Practice.) There will be opportunities for public and professional engagement in the latter stages of the module, through forms of social engagement, online dissemination or gallery exhibition.

  • Year 3
    • Professional Practice and Curatorial Knowledge (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to enable you to identify yourself as a particular type of practitioner, your ambitions for the future and strategies to sustain professional practice. Beginning with a workshop on ‘identifying your ambitions’, the module will use this information to design a programme of work corresponding to the particular needs and desires identified. You will record your professional development via an online journal (usually a publicly accessible blog) through which you collect material relating to your studies, research and developing practice.

    • Fine Art Studio and Exhibition (90 credits) - Optional

      Through committed and sustained studio practice and research, this module consolidates the work with professionalism and demonstrates a high level of technical alignment, competence and thinking. During this year the relation between practice and theory is further realised in and though the work of the studio. You are expected to be able to ‘frame’ your work and ideas in a way that is coherent and clear. Through one-to-one tutorials, group tutorials, critiques and attending guest lectures, you will continue to engage in a process of critical reflection on your own work and the work of others.You will be supported to produce an ambitious body of studio practice disseminated through public exhibition and encompassing a critical portfolio of rigorous and thorough research and commentary on the critical, theoretical and/or historical interests, underpinning the practice.

    • Fine Art Critical Practice (90 credits) - Optional

      This module emphasises the reading, engagement with, and writing of theoretical, critical, and creative texts as a practice through which art is produced, alongside other forms of making. You will develop an understanding of the range of different forms of writing open to artists as a means to support a critical and theoretically rich art practice. You will be able to demonstrate a focused and imaginative understanding of the relevance of current/historical discourses to your own practice and interests and relate studio and theoretical work in an imaginative, considered and creative way, reflecting on their distinction and unity.

    • Fine Art Multimedia Practice (90 credits) - Optional

      Through committed and sustained studio practice, this module will help you expand your creative practice and technical expertise with particular emphasis on viewer interaction, contemporary sound and video technologies and digital techniques. The central objective of this year is to support the above development and to provide guidance in forming a coherent ‘shape’ to your overall practice. Your development as an artist is supported through a self-initiated, critical research essay investigating an area arising from your practice/or your more general critical, theoretical and/or historical interest.

    • Fine Art Social Practice (90 credits)- Optional

      Your work will bring together skills and interests developed through studio practices and expanded across a variety of socially engaged situations. You will develop an art practice in direct relation to other people through a sustained project of collaboration, social engagement and/or community involvement, the results of which will constitute your degree show. The collaboration could be with other students, groups or organisations active within the community. The development of your artistic practice is supported by a self-initiated, critical research essay investigating an area arising from your practice and/or your more general critical, theoretical and/or historical interests.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.