This course considers fine art in its widest sense, which means you can test out many different approaches or choose to specialize in one. Experimental workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital media, and sonic arts provide you with a solid foundation in testing the physical and conceptual potential of materials that you can then develop further.
You can download the full programme specification here.
Studying at AUB
Level 4 (First year)
Your first year builds upon your previous learning; you’ll experiment broadly and acquire new skills and knowledge, from a combination of both practice and theory sessions.
You’ll attend various workshops, learn about curating and exhibit your work. An important part of the first year is helping you to confidently speak and write about your work. In the final unit of this year, you will define your practice and determine which areas you wish to specialize in.
You’ll work in a mixed practice studio.
Level 5 (Second year)
Your second year encourages you to examine the positioning of your work within the Fine Art industries and to consider its relationship to audiences.
At the beginning of Level 5, you’ll decide where to locate your practice and which practical working zone of the course to locate yourself in. You can also move between zones.
You’ll continue to improve your practical skills whilst simultaneously clarifying the research questions you are investigating.
You’ll have opportunities to study abroad and participate in challenging projects. We encourage work experience in this year if you decide to opt for the independent study unit. Your research into career options and professional practice will also begin.
Level 6 (Third year)
In your third year, you’ll continue to develop and refine your understanding of your own practice, specifically the Fine Art discipline, the language it operates within and how it is interpreted by viewers.
This is the crucial year where you consolidate your previous experience and experiments and pursue a focused practice. This is celebrated in your two-degree exhibitions, one at AUB and one in London, allowing your work to be viewed by hundreds of people and giving you a springboard into professional life.
What students are doing
Looking to be inspired? You can browse our gallery of student work and take a look at some of the projects that our current students have been working on.
Students studying this course achieve great things and have won prestigious and high profile awards, such as:
- National ‘Lynne Stainer Painting Prize’
- Solo exhibition at Aspex Gallery Portsmouth
- Two graduates selected for inclusion in the Dangerous Women exhibition, which included Tracey Emin
- A two-week long artist residency in Milan
- Five students selected for Hans Brinker Painting Prize exhibition in Amsterdam
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