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Contemporary Art Practice - Moving Image, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture BA (Hons)
Contemporary Art Practice - Moving Image, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture BA (Hons)

Contemporary Art Practice - Moving Image, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture BA (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440200
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
Estimated Total/program:
£110,496.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • ENTRY TO YEAR 1

    • SQA Higher: BBC to include Art & Design and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English)

    • GCE A Level: BC to include Art & Design and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English e.g. History).

    • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H3H3H3 to include Art and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English)

    • IB Diploma: 24 to include Higher Level Visual Arts and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English).

    • All applicants with the appropriate qualifications (or due to sit appropriate qualifications) will be invited to attend a portfolio review/interview and participate in a selection process.

  • ENTRY TO YEAR 2

    • Suitable qualifications for entry to Year 2 (or above) may include relevant GCE A Levels, HNC/HND or Diploma in Foundation Studies (e.g. Art & Design, Design & Media, Fashion Design, Textile Design).

    • GCE A Level: BCC to include Art & Design and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English).

    • IB Diploma: 27 to include Higher Level Visual Arts and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English)

    • All advanced entry applicants with the appropriate qualifications (or due to sit appropriate qualifications) and who successfully meet the criteria will be invited to attend an ‘advanced’ portfolio review/interview and participate in a selection process.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

This multidisciplinary BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice – Moving Image, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture degree, focuses on developing your skills across technical, conceptual, contextual, personal and professional areas, through individual practice and collaborative projects.

The course is informed by current debates surrounding production, presentation and consumption of contemporary fine art, and provides you with a unique opportunity to develop your own visual art voice.

An integral part of your experience is the opportunity to undertake live projects, placement and work-experience, commissions, exhibitions and external events in close partnership with regional arts organisations and other industry partners. These opportunities will develop your practical and conceptual skills, and will inform the evolution of your own practice and determine your preferred working methodologies.

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Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   AA1001,   Drawing & Visualisation 1, ,

  •   AA1005,   Creative Principles & Methods, ,

  •   AA1009,   Contextual And Critical Studies 1, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   AA1001,   Drawing & Visualisation 1, , ,

  •   AA1006,   Core Fine Art Studies, , ,

  •   AA1009,   Contextual And Critical Studies 1, , ,

Stage 2, Semester 1,

  •   AA2700,   Contextual & Critical Studies - Fine Art Contexts, ,

  •   AA2701,   Studio Practice: Core Skills - Identifying Focus, ,

Stage 2, Semester 2, ,

  •   AA2700,   Contextual & Critical Studies - Fine Art Contexts, , ,

  •   AA2702,   Studio Practice: Core Skills - Developing Focus, , ,

Stage 3, Semester 1,

  •   AA3108,   Creative Futures, ,

  •   AA3313,   Contextual and Critical Studies - Exploring Critical Themes, ,

  •   AA3701,   Studio Practice: Identifying Self-Direction, ,

Stage 3, Semester 2, ,

  •   AA3204,   International Study: Fine Art, B, ,

  •   AA3311,   Contextual and Critical Studies - Research and Enquiry, A, ,

  •   AA3702,   Studio Practice: Developing Independence, A, ,

Stage 4,   Semester 1,  

  •   AA4310,   Contextual And Critical Studies - Dissertation,  ,

  •   AA4701,   Independent Studio Practice,  ,

Stage 4,   Semester 2,  ,

  •   AA4310,   Contextual And Critical Studies - Dissertation,  , ,

  •   AA4701,   Independent Studio Practice,  , ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The course will provide you with a wide range of transferable and professional skills ensuring you will be equipped for a diverse range of careers within the creative and cultural industries and society as a whole.

IS CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE A GOOD CAREER CHOICE?

Previous BA Contemporary Art Practice graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to pursue the following careers:

  • Freelance Artist

  • Community Arts

  • Educational Art Assistant

  • Graduate in Residence

  • You may develop your individual creative practice through exhibitions, residencies, public art projects and many other forms of arts-related activity. Options include independent production, publishing, advertising, curatorial and archival work, gallerists, video & TV, arts administration, teaching and community arts.

    There is also the option of extending your academic experience through postgraduate study at Gray’s School of Art or other postgraduate institutions.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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