Contemporary Art and Contextualised Practice BA (Hons)

UCAS code W190
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

This honours degree gives you the opportunity to acquire skills and develop your individual creative identity within the emerging practices of contemporary art.

Working through a range of practical projects you will develop a clear understanding of the theories, concepts and principles of contemporary art practice.

The course will equip you with the creative integrity to enable you to operate collaboratively and demonstrate the value you can add to contemporary art practices that impact upon society.

 

Special features

  • Emphasis is on each individual interpreting and contextualising theory, creative and technical skills to produce effective art that engages with the community.
  • Work placements and collaborative commissions will give you the opportunity to define your own creative integrity and explore the evolving opportunities for physical interventions within the areas of health, recreation and education.
  • There will be opportunities for national and international trips to enhance your experience.

Entry requirements

  • Entry to year 1, HNC, is 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above
  • Alternatively, NC Art and Design
  • You will also be required to submit a portfolio of work and may be invited for interview.
  • Entry to year 2, is HNC Contemporary Art Practice.
  • Entry to year 3, is HND Contemporary Art Practice, including a Graded Unit result of B or above.

Access routes

Year 3 - BA

Modules may include:

  • Practical skills
  • Research project
  • Collaborative project
  • Theories, practice and protocols of working in the public realm

Year 4 - BA (Hons)

Modules may include:

  • Major research project
  • Professional profile
  • Major final project

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)

You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures, practical sessions, and online study via the virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors.

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time:  4 years @ 40 hours per week
  • Part-time: 8 years @ 20 hours per week

Where can I study my course?

Start date

September

How much will my course cost?

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:

Degrees 2016-17
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
£1,820
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year £645
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module) £215

Rest of UK students

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:

Level 2016-17
    Full-time
Year 1 CertHE £8,000 p.a.
Year 2 DipHE £8,000 p.a.
Year 3 Degree £8,000 p.a.
Year 4 Honours free**

*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)

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.

 

International students

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:

  2016-17
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year £10,000
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year*** £5,040
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)*** £1,680

***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.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion you may be able to undertake careers in community arts, public art, participatory art, collaborative practice, and curating.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Contemporary Art and Contextualised Practice BA (Hons)

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

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.

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