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International: £13,250 per year
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- Develop your skills as an artist in state-of-the-art studios and workshops.
- Work with curators to exhibit
- Learn about contemporary art and culture from leading experts.
- Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.
This course develops artists and creative thinkers to attain practical skills while developing your critical and theoretical knowledge of
Watch student Frankie Hodson talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.
There are two modules in each year of this course. One is based on individual art practice in studios and workshops, and the other focuses on the development of theoretical and historical understanding of art.
You learn through
- practical workshops
- lectures and seminars
- group critiques
- exhibitions and presentations
- field trips
- international exchanges
- independent study
Course leaders and tutors
I am Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Creative Art Practice
You will have the opportunity to arrange a placement in between your second and third years. Previous students have worked in galleries, with practising artists, in schools, and even set up their own artists' residency in Greece. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.
Throughout the course there are many opportunities to participate in live projects including exhibitions and events in the public domain. In the second and third year you exhibit your work in a gallery, open to the public.
Field trips are valuable for the experience of seeing work at first hand and to understand the professional world of contemporary fine art. You will have the opportunity to visit museums and galleries in the UK and internationally, such as the Venice Biennale or Berlin, where artists based in these exciting cities guide us, arranging studio visits and private views (additional costs will apply).
Because our staff work in the professional art world, you benefit from their connections and networks.
We also have strong links with venues like Yorkshire
This course provides opportunity for careers as an
- arts administrator
- film director
- sound recorder
- lighting technician
- camera worker
- set designer
- art director
- art therapist
Previous graduates have become successful in their field such as
- Martin Clark, director of Camden Arts Centre
- Kid Acne, internationally renowned artist and illustrator
- George Shaw, Turner Prize nominee 2011
- Rosalind Nashashibi, Turner Prize nominee 2017 and the first woman to win the Beck's Futuresart prize and represent Scotland at Venice Biennale
- Nick Park, Oscar-winning creator of Wallace and Gromit.
- Hannah Duraid, The Great Escape Game Entrepreneur
- David Shadforth, British music video and documentary director, editor and artist
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- painting and sculpture facilities
- dedicated TV, film and photography studios
- state-of-the-art hardware and software
- performance spaces
- a creative media centre
- professional galleries
- print, wood, metal and ceramic workshops
- 3D printing
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GCSE English at grade C or 4.
80 UCAS points, including at least 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include Art, Design, Media, Graphics or Textiles.
If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Fine Art with Foundation Year.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Art Context 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Art Practice One||Credits: 100||
|Module: Art Context 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Art Practice Two||Credits: 100||
|Module: Art Exchange||Credits: 60||
|Module: Art Practice 3 (Art & Critical Practice 3)||Credits: 120|
|Module: Ordinary Fine Art Studio||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF)
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