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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.
If you do not have the required qualifications or experience there are portfolio access courses available at:
Core modules are:
Core modules are:
You will also choose one option module which may include:
Core modules are:
In year four you will complete a dissertation and participate in a degree show.
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£1,820||£1,820|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£215|
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,340 (2016-17 and 2017-18)
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£10,000||£10,500|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,040||£5,250|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,680||£1,750|
***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.
Further information on international course fees.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
The university has a £1000 award available to one Fine Art student annually to assist with the purchase of items and/or materials necessary to do their course - Barns-Graham Assistance Award.
In additon the Barns-Graham Travel Scholarship is an annual scholarship worth £1,500 awarded to a BA (Hons) Fine Art student, or graduate (within one year of graduation) for project research requiring travel abroad
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling campus for more information.
You may be able to progress from the BA (Hons) Fine Art to our MA Art and Social Practice.
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I like the style of teaching from our lecturers which is relaxed, informal and easy to learn from. We are also given a lot of freedom to develop work in our own studio space.
Dosi Dimchovski, third year BA (Hons) Fine Art student originally from Bulgaria, pictured in his own studio space at our Moray College UHI campus. All students have their own studio space from the second year.
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.