What will I learn?

Students accepted onto the BA (Hons) Fine Art Top Up programme will join our third year students in the growing arts community at our Church Street Campus, Barnsley. You will have open access to our facilities to explore and investigate your ideas, encouraging independent and critical thinking in your chosen field. A clear outline of your intention, established at interview, will form the basis of your submission through a series of negotiated projects. Critiques with staff and visiting artists will form the basis of assessments and course progression. A dissertation will support your developing portfolio of work. Students will be expected to exhibit throughout the year and complete live assignments.Our studies programme will broaden the context students place their ideas, providing a solid grounding in art history to establish a critical understanding of their developing practice. You will explore key themes, ideas and contexts focused on your areas of interest. This includes opportunities to attend extended cultural visits and excursions to exhibitions nationwide. You will be encouraged to engage with professional opportunities through submission of work to exhibitions, events and public facing opportunities to develop your professional confidence.

Which department am I in?

Art and Design

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

19 September 2022


Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus

Church Street,


S70 2AN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

96 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A Levels at Grade C or above including a science subject, such as Biology or a related subject

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.