The top-up degree programme has been designed for students who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject and now wish to convert their existing qualification into a full BA honours qualification in the heart of London.
For the majority of the twentieth century Fine Art was constantly in a process of re-defining itself. There has been a drive to create new idioms - terms like “Cutting edge” and “avant-garde” attempted to define an attitude or aspiration rather than to describe an approach or activity. This thrust has brought us to a post-modern pluralistic state that typifies contemporary art. Through this multitude of philosophical and physical possibilities artists and aspiring artists are constantly challenged to rationalise their practice.
The main purpose of the BA top up is to teach you how to make art within this pluralism and to evaluate different critical approaches to their own research, through integrated Studio Practice and Critical Studies courses. The programme will help you unleash your creativity through a broad range of technical tools, experiences and resources.
Close to important museums and galleries, this dynamic and thought provoking course is taught by a team of dedicated tutors with current industry experience.
The programme provides excellent quality of higher education in Fine Art, fostering flexibility, multidisciplinary and embracing diversity. The course will provide learning opportunities that promote experimentation, collaboration and enjoyment.
At the Chelsea Centre for Creative industries you will form part of a dynamic and well established community of like minded people and artists working in varied fields and media.
On successful completion of this course you will achieve a Fine Art BA (hons)
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
Modes of teaching and Learning
Crit: These occur towards the end of any given unit before assessment. It involves students receiving verbal critical feedback in front of their work. A crit is a very important learning opportunity as it gives you an insight into the practice of critical judgement. This in turn will help you critically evaluate your work. You will be expected to select and present your work to a tutor and fellow students.
Seminar: There are two kinds of seminar in which you will participate during the programme. Seminars in studios gather a small number of students in the studio with a tutor to discuss issues nominated by the tutor. These issues will normally be related to the content of the unit you are undertaking. Seminars for Dissertation or Professional Practice are formal meetings to discuss texts which you will be given in photocopy. These seminars are chaired by a tutor who will expect full participation in the discussion. All practice based seminars are to be written up by the student exhibiting.
Individual tutorial: In some parts of the programme tutors make individual visits to students. The tutors expect to be able to see work in progress, to recognise the research in which the student has engaged and to be able to ask key questions regarding the project. The tutor will offer advice and suggestions regarding the work. All tutorials are to be written up.
Group tutorials: A group tutorial is an opportunity to present work in progress to peers in the studio in the presence of a studio tutor. These are regular events and students will be given good notice of them. They will present their own work and attend the presentation of the works of peers and join in discussion. Group tutorial gives the opportunity to share practice with others, to build critical vocabulary and to increase awareness of critical judgment.
30 weeks (flexible times to suit)
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30 weeks (flexible times to suit)
Next available date
30th September 2021