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.
- Emphasis is on each individual student interpreting and contextualising theory, creative and technical skills to produce effective art that engages within the art world and wider community and context of contemporary art
- Your studio practice, work placements and collaborative commissions will give you the opportunity to define your own creative identity and explore the evolving opportunities for art and creativity within the full context of contemporary art, health, recreation and education
- There will be opportunities for national and international trips to enhance your experience
We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.
- 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 OR
- Foundation Apprenticeship Creative and Digital Media
- We will consider individual competence in art, design or lens based skills evidenced by a portfolio of your work and you may be required to attend an interview
- Advanced entry to year 2 may be possible with the HNC Contemporary Art Practice, with a B or above in the Graded Unit, or equivalent
- Entry to year 3 may be possible with the HND Contemporary Art Practice, including a Graded Unit result of B or above, or equivalent
- In order to undertake required modules in year three, successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members
- To year 1: NC Art and Design
Year 1 - HNC
Year 2 - HND
Year 3 - BA
Modules may include:
- Practical skills
- 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?
- 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 university’s 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
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|
*The Home-Scotland/EU fee rate is set by the Scottish Government and will be confirmed by March 2019.
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:
**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) - £1,500 (2018-19 and 2019-20).
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||£11,100||£11,650|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year**||£5,550||£5,820|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)**||£1,850||£1,940|
**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.
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 as a practicing artist, in community arts, public art, participatory art, collaborative practice, and curating.
Can I progress into further study?
You may be able to progress from the BA (Hons) Fine Art to our MA Art and Social Practice.
Is there more information available online?
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