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B.A. (Hons) Art Practice


This course will further develop and fine tune your creative talents across your selected specialist art form. Tutors, themselves practicing artists, recognise the breadth of possibilities in contemporary art and will challenge you to develop your own high individual and personally meaningful experimental art practice. Students are expected to initiate and develop their own programme of work with tutorial guidance and technical support.


You will undertake a period of experimentation, research and development in the first term, followed by a period during which you resolve and publically exhibit your artwork. Exhibitions will be held in both the College and in public venues outside the institution. Previous external partners have included tactileBOSCH, Cardiff Made, Red House Gallery and Inkspot Gallery.

Running in parallel to your studio practice and contextual study is an extensive programme of professional studies, which will equip you with the skills to succeed in the artworld. We also benefit from a range of visits to galleries and museums in the UK and abroad.



  • to develop a personal visual language through art
  • to develop a critical awareness and understanding of art and its contexts
  • to realise own creative potential as a professional artist
  • to provide studio-centred teaching and debate
  • to maximise potential as a professional and articulate practicing artist


You will work in the studio using our specialist facilities. Studio practice is self-directed and further includes: formal lectures, workshops, demonstrations, tutorials, visits to galleries, and talks and workshops by visiting artists which will enable you to develop your skills and technical abilities.


The BA (Hons) third year is made up of four modules for which you will be encouraged to think and work within the disciplines that are personally meaningful to you and your practice, these may include: painting and drawing, 3D, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, Photoshop, multi-media, film and installation. The practical element of this course is strengthened by the study of historical and contemporary practices and discourses, which you can use to inform your own work.




  • Research, Develop, Critique
  • Refine, Resolve, Exhibit
  • Contextual Study
  • Professional Studies




Completion of Foundation Degree or completion to level 5 in Art or similar discipline.



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