Fine and Applied Arts - Canterbury CampusBA Single Honours or Combined Honours - Undergraduate Degree
3 years full-time or 5-6 years part-time
A broad-based, highly practical programme that:
is designed to recognise your individuality
encourages your independence
enhances your creative and technical expertise
gives you sound tutorial support aimed at helping you to achieve your creative potential
allows you time to consider how best to channel your creativity
What will I study?
BA (Hons) Fine and Applied Arts differs from many other undergraduate programmes because, from the outset, your options will not be restricted to one specialist area. You will have time to consider how best to channel your creativity. You may decide to follow a predominantly Fine Art course of studies focusing on drawing, painting, sculpture or printmaking or you may wish to apply your creative skills to more design, craft, theoretical or socially-based outcomes. For example, you might choose to work with materials such as ceramics, glass, wood, metals and stone and gain technical skills in such creative processes as modeling, carving, casting, welding, printmaking, digital and lens-based media, illustration or even mural design. As the course progresses, there will also be opportunities, should you wish, to apply your creativity to wider social contexts such as community arts and educational activities.
Whether you choose to focus on one specialist area or enhance your versatility by gaining skills across a range of disciplines, one thing that will stay constant is our desire to see you underpin your learning through effective drawing and visual research. We also expect you to ensure your technical skills are supported by sound theoretical understanding. To this end, studio teaching is complemented by visual theory, art history and contextual studies which provide a background, through essays and discussions, for reflecting on your individual practice.
Where will I study?
The Universites Art and Design Department is housed in the Sidney Cooper Centre in the heart of Canterbury in well lit, purpose built studios. New ceramics studios with kilns have been installed, alongside studios for printmaking and sculpture at the nearby Augustine Art Centre.
Where will it take me?
This undergraduate course provides a suitable preparation for progression to higher-level MA/post-graduate study, and/or for seeking employment within the visual arts & creative industries or related fields such as education, galleries, and arts organisations. As an undergraduate you will have acquired a range of important transferable skills that will equip you to enter other types of employment where graduate attributes are sought.
How do I apply and who can I contact?
Applications can be made directly through UCAS or contact our Admissions Department for further advice.
If you would like further information about studying Fine and Applied Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University please contact the programme director:
Programme Director - Fine and Applied Arts
Department of Media, Art and Design
Canterbury Christ Church University
Kent CT1 1QU