What will I learn?

Why Fine Art?

Our Fine Art degree enables you to develop your full creative potential and individual artist's signature, with your ideas driving your choice of medium. You’ll acquire a broad range of technical and practical artistic skills, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital technologies, photography, video, performance, text and sound, exploring the practical and conceptual possibilities of each form. With opportunities to gain experience on placements with organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Spike Island Bristol, Arnolfini, Drawing Room, White Cube Bermondsey and Cheltenham's Wilson Gallery, our graduates stand out from the competition. There’s also the chance to be inspired by trips to international galleries in locations such as Barcelona, Berlin and Vienna, and spend a month in one of Rome’s prestigious culture research academies (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). You’ll draw on the expertise of accomplished lecturers, including practicing artists and published authors, as you create an extensive portfolio of artistic work. You can take advantage of opportunities to showcase your work at national and international exhibitions and even sell your work at an exhibition in Amsterdam, where there’s the chance to win a €5,000 prize. Working in our dedicated studios and 3D workshops, you’ll also benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 17,632) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Main Site

Park Campus,

The Park,

Cheltenham,

Gloucestershire,

GL50 2RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0. They also need one of the following or a combination of the following qualifications: 2 Advanced Placement Tests with Grade 3 or above; 2 International Baccalaureate Certificates; 2 SAT II subject tests with 550 or above in each; 3 College Level Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above; and 3 High School Honours Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above. The University minimum levels for english language entry: IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

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About this uni

Set across three campuses, the University of Gloucestershire offers the chance to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK.

  • Top 10 in the UK for student support (Whatuni Awards 2017)
  • 50 clubs and societies for students to join
  • 94% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2015/16)
  • Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)