COURSE OVERVIEW
UCAS CODE W101 The Northern School of Art is located in a landscape of natural and industrial beauty. Which is at the heart of the North Easts thriving art scene. This exciting degree in fine art encourages high levels of technical skills, conceptual rigour and contextual understanding. Students will work in a well-equipped studio with excellent resources in addition to workshops allowing them to explore their studies properly. This BA (Hons) Fine Art course has an embedded professional studies element to help you prepare for your career after graduation. BA (Hons) Fine Art Programme Specification 2019-2020 Thinking of applying? Find out more about our fees&housing.
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Students will be offered a technical training that will allow you to become an arts and media specialist. Challenging and extending the traditions of such disciplines as fine art painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video and sculpture. The wide range of superbly equipped workshops available to you will also facilitate the kind of experimental combining of materials and processes students will explore during their time at the Northern School of Art. You will be encouraged to explore art history and the context of your practice, in order to establish a strong personal visual language. What to expect when you join us In year one, you will be introduced to a range of fine art concepts, processes and subject matters. In year two, you will make an informed decision about the subject matter, media or combinations of media that you wish to explore in your personal practice and have the opportunity to exhibit your work. In your final year, you will be supported in developing and refining your craft in order to realise your creative aspirations as an independent practitioner. Guest Lecturers Our creative course is enriched by a programme of lectures, workshops and meetings with a range of internationally renowned creative professionals these have included: • Claire Davies, Video Artist • Richard Forster, Artist • Mark Jackson,Curator • Nick Kennedy, Painter/Sculptor • Ian MacDonald,Photographic Artist • Narbi Price, Painter • David Rickard,Sculptor • Matt Roberts,Curator • Dafna Talmor,Photographic Artist • Godfrey Worsdale, Curator Study Visits We arrange cultural visits to galleries and exhibitions across the UK and internationally. • The Turner Prize The British Art Show • The British Sculpture Show • The Hepworth Gallery Yorkshire Sculpture Park BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Laing Art Gallery MIMA Salt Mills • Format International • Photographic Festival • Rome • Berlin • Barcelona Student Exhibitions Our fine art students are encouraged to seek opportunities to exhibit their work. Previous students have exhibited in the following regional venues: • The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool Art Gallery Fresh The House of Blah Blah The Python Gallery Pineapple Black The Hub Graduate Destinations Graduates are working, or undertaking postgraduate training to work, in a wide range of careers including: • Self-employed Practicing Artist • Arts Management • Studio Assistant • Marketing Manager • Primary School Teacher • Further Education Teacher • Museum Curator • Art Festival Co-ordinator • Display & Exhibition

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WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

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In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:
• 2D Practices including Painting, Drawing and Printmaking • 3D Practices including Assemblage, Casting, Installation and Site Specific Art • Digital Practices including Photography, Scanning, Editing and Video Production • The content, form and context of your work in relation to the work of other Fine Art practitioners through debate and analysis
In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
• Your individual personal practice • Confidence in directing your own work and understanding its context • Your Professional practice through live assignments, work experience and collaboration
In your third year (Level Six) you will produce:
• A honed exhibition of personal practice • Work for competitions and commissions • Dissertation which will enrich and inform your practice • A plan for life beyond your degree

CAREER PATHS

As well as training you to be a practicing and exhibiting artist who might undertake commissions, this degree is for you if you wish to have a career in:

TEACHING & LECTURING
ARTS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
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DR JONATHAN CHAPMAN
DR JONATHAN CHAPMAN
Programme Leader Dr Jonathan Chapman is a Fine Art professional with more than 25 years of experience in Higher Education. Lecturing on and course managing broad-based and specialist painting and drawing Fine Art degrees and post-graduate provision. He is a committed educationalist, whose teaching practice is enriched by PhD level academic research, a national exhibition profile, and arts events managerial and curatorial experience.
DR TONY CHARLES
DR TONY CHARLES
Lecturer As current director and artist at Platform A Gallery in Middlesbrough, Dr Tony Charles oversees the contemporary art gallery, curating exhibitions as well as exhibiting his work nationally and internationally. With shows in Rome, France, New York, London and Middlesbrough. A graduate from CCAD in 1999 with a degree in fine art, Tony went on to study for an MA in Fine Art at the University of Northumbria, before progressing his career and winning the 2103 Premio Comel Award in Rome. His works have featured in the 2013 contemporary artists’ publication, Nature Morte.

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