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BA (Hons) Fine Arts & Crafts

Nurture your sense of creative spirit, grow your skills and discover your true passion

Drawing | Painting | Printmaking | Sculpture | Ceramics | Textiles

Specialist workshops allow you to develop an understanding of the underlying concepts and principles of traditional fine art and crafts processes.

Our programme will introduce you to a vibrant arts community through live briefs and provide opportunities to collaborate with local artist groups and help you realise your artistic ambitions.

Course Information

  • Awarding Body

    University of Hull

  • Ucas Code


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3 years full time

Year 1: Level 4
Through practical modules you are encouraged to experiment with a broad range of techniques and processes in both Fine Art and Crafts – Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics and Textiles; developing a sensitive awareness of visual and material language. Historical and contextual lectures introduce a historical timeline; and research into the works of other artists and craftspeople supports your studio work. There are organised visits to galleries, museums and artist studios.

Year 2: Level 5
Studio practice is open to individual interpretation; you can select to specialise in a particular discipline or continue to work in a number of workshop areas, resulting in a professional portfolio of works. Historical and contextual research underpins your own work practices and personal interests.

Year 3: Level 6
Your major studio practice is driven by a personal proposal for this final year; with themes and concepts explored through a dissertation. A live brief allows students to showcase their work via a commission or project that forwards individual career aims. The final exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate and display the outcomes of the major practice and promote it to a broader audience.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Tutor/Peer contact:
Delivered over an equivalent of 3 days per week, supporting mainly on campus learning with our Virtual Learning Environment providing online sessions and materials. The workshops and studio spaces provide essential creative environments for face to face interaction with teaching staff and likeminded students; this studio practice is supported by tutorials and peer group activities to provide ongoing feedback. Historical and contextual studies blends online presentations with research activities and external visits. In addition, you can use online platforms to share your work and to contact peers and tutors to ensure that you feel supported in every aspect of your studies.

As a studio-based learning programme, assessment is by course work; including practical portfolios of artworks with sketchbooks and logbooks showing the development of ideas. Other assessment methods include written and verbal presentations.

80 UCAS Tariff Points from 2 GCE A Levels, National Diploma level 3, or Diploma in Foundation Studies, in an Art or Design-related subject.

Access to HE Diploma in an Art or Design-related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3.

We also welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of a creative portfolio of work, continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Our graduates often go on to manage themselves as artists and crafts people within independent or group studios, continuing to exhibit, engage with community art groups and projects, and promote and sell their own work.

The programme is a perfect preparatory course for progression into Initial Teacher Training programmes to qualify as Secondary School teachers in Art and Design.

Graduates have also gone on to further study including Masters in the Fine Art and Crafts disciplines and Art Therapy.


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To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via telephone or emailing us.

  • Course code: WW17
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Centre Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the Ucas website Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474

Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

• Basic art materials and sketchbooks to support the specialist materials provided in workshops.
• Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
• Printing and photocopying
• Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information about our course fees and available financial support, visit our Higher Education Fees and Finance section

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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