- Duration (years): 4 years
- Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art
- Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
- Language of Instruction: English (First and second-year courses offered also in Greek)
- Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 240
Profile of the Programme
- To enable the students to demonstrate an innovative and professional approach to contemporary Fine Art practices integrating theoretical principles into their practice.
- To develop an independent and informed high-quality arts practice in the students’ chosen mediums through specialised workshops, tutorials, lectures and group critiques.
- To develop a critical approach towards contemporary art practice and use this to inform their own professional practice through an emphasis on theoretical, historical and cultural fine art contextualisation.
- To enable students to develop a personalised vision in relation to their practice and to be able to work collaboratively with others, in the current system of contemporary art, which focuses on collaborative and collective practices.
- To provide a wide range of transferable skills that include training in digital media, different fine art mediums, pedagogical awareness, creative research and writing, documentation and visual presentation.
- To enable the students to graduate ready to pursue a career as an independent, highly competitive and resourceful professional fine arts practitioners, and equip them with high-quality training to work in arts and culture related work paths.
- To have a clear view of how contemporary art and culture systems function and demonstrate the ability to use innovative creative skills so as to integrate within the creative market.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to pursue a career as contemporary fine art practitioners, can enter into art education at all learning levels, work as art historians or art critics, curators or advisors for cultural services and art centres. In addition, they could work in the film industry, the publishing industry, the theatre, television, as professional photographers, graphic designers, or as coordinators and managers in museums, galleries and arts festivals.
Potential employment opportunities include:
- Professional Contemporary Artist
- Arts Educator
- Art Historian
- Museum and Gallery Professional
- Arts Researcher
- Arts Management
Access to Further Studies
Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate studies across a wide range of creative and theoretical subjects.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
By the end of the programme the graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate an independent and reflective professional studio art practice in a variety of media informed by contemporary art directions and debates.
- Demonstrate effective practice based skills in the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art, digital arts, performance, animation and arts education.
- Define a direction in their studio practice, contextualise it through research and enquiry, and display the negotiated process based results in the mediums of their choice according to contemporary art practice standards.
- Depict a high standard of knowledge of historical, cultural and contemporary fine art directions and to be able to demonstrate this through textual analysis.
- Critically evaluate their own art practice and that of others through coherent verbal and written arguments.
- Have an overall understanding of how the contemporary art and culture system functions and be aware of how funding structures operate.
- Display their own or others’ work in exhibition spaces and public areas, aware of different audiences, and promoting this using new media in line with the contemporary art and culture system.
- Identify their own strengths and apply those in a professional creative arts environment.
- Work effectively both independently and as part of a team for the production of innovative results in a variety of professional contexts.
- Demonstrate their ideas, research and knowledge in visual, verbal and written formats according to academic rules and regulations.
- Demonstrate the ability to work in a committed and professional manner, and to apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of professional contexts.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.