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Painting BA (Hons)
Painting BA (Hons)

Painting BA (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440167
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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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 BA (Hons) Painting degree at Robert Gordon University offers you an exciting opportunity to study both the technical and contextual aspects of drawing and painting. You will study in our spacious studio environment which offers dedicated drawing and workshop facilities that will develop your own personal language and critical understanding of the subject.

Drawing is at the core of the course and is embedded within the programme in a variety of ways. You will learn in an environment that encourages personal expression and interpretation, as well as collaborative activity.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in industry competitions and live projects with real world clients, providing you with invaluable practical experience. Throughout the course, you will be able to study and develop your full creative potential, both critically and practically.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Upon graduation you will have acquired a wide range of transferable skills that will equip you for employment in a diverse range of careers within the creative and cultural industries, as well as other fields of employment where creative thinkers are highly valued.

IS PAINTING A GOOD CAREER CHOICE?

Many graduates go on to study at prestigious postgraduate schools, including the Slade and the Royal College of Art or sustain individual studio practices and are actively exhibiting, curating and furthering their careers as professional artists.

Previous Painting graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to achieve the following national awards and scholarships:

  • BAFTA (for a music video) to established

  • Royal Scottish Academy,

  • The Carnegie Trust

  • The Cross Trust 

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

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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