Fine Art Textiles BA (Hons)

UCAS code WW12
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

This BA (Hons) Fine Art Textiles course is designed to help you to develop your fine art textiles skills and progress your career opportunities in this field.

Based at Moray School of Art in Elgin, or Orkney College UHI, you will explore a range of fine art and textiles media, both traditional and non-traditional, that will enhance your skills and enable you to apply them to individual project work. You will be offered your own studio space from the second year onwards, with access to excellent fine art textiles resources. The tutor practitioners, who have expertise in a broad range of specialist areas, will be close at hand to give you regular input and guidance to help you achieve your full potential.

Our strong links with the cultural sector (including galleries, museums and arts organisations) and a varied and full programme of visiting lecturers will ensure you are kept up-to-date with contemporary practice, as well as providing you with useful links to other artists and professionals.

Your learning will be research based and you will develop your practice through diverse studio work and the opportunity to participate in cultural trips.

Special features

  • You will have your own individual studio space from the second year onwards
  • Small student numbers facilitates close working relationship between you and your tutors
  • A visiting lecturer programme will ensure you are kept up-to-date with contemporary practice
  • You will exhibit your work as part of professional practice in year three and also during the final year degree show
  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal circumstances
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development

Entry requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade C or above
  • One of these should include English
  • Alternatively, a recognised Art Access course with evidence of ability in written coursework, for example, a unit in contextual study or art history.
  • All applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of visual work which clearly demonstrates the capacity to cope with the demands of the course, and attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Access routes

If you do not have the required qualifications or experience there are portfolio access courses available at:

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Lews Castle College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • Orkney College UHI
  • Perth College UHI
  • Shetland College UHI

Year 1 - CertHE

Core modules are:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Surface: stitch and print
  • Surface: constructed
  • Printed image
  • Critical and contextual studies 1

Year 2 - DipHE

Core modules are:

  • Creative practice 1
  • Workshop
  • Critical and contextual studies 2
  • Professional practice 1
  • Creative Practice 2

You will also choose one option module which may include:

  • Art and social practice
  • Art films: the artistic impression
  • Art and archaeology: contemporary theory and practice

Year 3 - BA

Core modules are:

  • Creative practice 3
  • Theory and practice
  • Creative practice  4
  • Research project
  • Professional practice 2

Year 4 - BA (Hons)

In year four you will complete a dissertation and participate in a degree show.

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures and tutorials, personal studio work and online learning via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) with support from your tutors.

How long will my course last?

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

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.

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 your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Once you have completed this BA (Hons) Fine Art Textiles course you will have acquired the skills to become a practising artist.
  • You could also consider a career in teaching or find a career within the arts related industry.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Fine Art Textiles 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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