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Fine Art BA (Hons)

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  Course Title

  Fine Art BA (Hons)

  Length of Study

  4 years / 5-6 years Part-Time

  Award by

  UON – Approved by CYQAA

  Level

  6

  Start Date

  September

  Credits

  120

  Campus

  City Centre

  Tuition Fees

  €7000 / per year

  Study Grant

  Up to €3417 *

*Study Grant may only provided by certain socioeconomic criteria are met according to the relevant legislation.

OVERVIEW

The BA Fine Arts programme prepares versatile and creative students with confidence and the ability to develop their fine art identity.

The main purpose of the course is to teach students the fundamentals and principles of art through different academic, practical and critical approaches to help them expanding their artistic knowledge and understanding.

The degree programme is for students who want to expertise in fine art and study full time. It is encouraging students to work individually and in collaboration with their peers always with guidance of their tutors.

Studio practice provides students with the essential artistic knowledge and give them the opportunity to work with different practical workshops and helps them develop practical skills through an ongoing learning experience. Studio practice is essential and pivotal for the development of creative individuals and encourages shared and individual learning to develop critical thinking and evaluation.

The research labs and online libraries are fully equipped with up-to-date equipment and trained staff to support students on a daily basis.

The critical studies are designed to provide theoretical support to the practical work. The theoretical studies introduce students’ key points of important aspects of the contemporary art practice through an ongoing exploration of principles and movements of art history. Students will develop critical thinking and understanding on various topics through lectures, seminars and writings.

Each year students will be allocated in their personal space and tutor and will be given different assignments as part of their practical studies. In their last year students will be asked to write and execute their final major project and work more independently.

Staff is fully equipped and well trained to support the students individually and on a weekly basis.  

The programme provides communication and graduation skills.

Download the Programme Handbook. Please note that minor adjustments may be applied to subjects or units.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

 Course Code

  Course Title

 ECTS

  BA/FA101

  Introduction to Art History

  6

  BA/FA102

  Digital Imaging-CAD Techniques

  6

  BA/FA103

  Material Implementation

  12

  BA/FA104

  Fundamentals of Drawing

  6

  BA/FA105

  Media & Techniques

  12

  BA/FA110

  Project Based Practice – FMP

  18

  Course Code

 Course Title

 ECTS

  BA/FA201

  Contextual Studies

  6

  BA/FA202

  Studio Practice

  18

  BA/FA203

  Drawing Techniques

  6

  BA/FA204

  Studio Practice II

  18

  BA/FA205

  Introduction to Sculpture

  6

  BA/FA206

  Contextual Studies II

 6

  Course Code

  Course Title

  ECTS

  BA/FA301

  Introduction to Creative Industry

  6

  BA/FA302

  Visual Culture

  6

  BA/FA304

  Extended Media Practice

  18

  BA/FA306

  Advanced Fine Art Practice

  18

  BA/FA308

  Critical Debates in Contemporary Art

  6

  BA/FA309

  Professional Practice – Work Placement

  6

  Course Code

  Course Title

  ECTS

  BA/FA401

  Critical Study – Dissertation

  18

  BA/FA402

  Final Major Project – Practice Exhibition

  30

  BA/FA403

  Professional Practice

  12

METHOD OF TEACHING

We take a range of approaches to teaching, to help you learn in the best way for you. There will be studio practice, group and individual sessions, specialist workshops, visiting artists’ sessions, lectures, seminars and one-to-one tutorials. You will get feedback throughout the year, orally, in writing and online. In addition to the programme requirements, you will have the opportunity to attend any other specialization course (Fashion, Graphic etc.) workshop you want, at no additional charge.

ASSESSMENTS

Theory is assessed through essays, assignments, a major critical study and presentations, while Practical work is assessed through studio presentations and exhibitions.
There will be two assessment periods. The first one, in January, will be a chance for you to see how you are progressing and will not contribute to your final grade. The second one, in May, will be the official assessment for the year and will form your grade.
Students will be assessed against the learning outcomes and assessment requirements as given in the designed and proposed units. Within the four years students will follow a curriculum structure through different learning approaches in specific areas of work in which will be examined in formative and summative assessments.

THE DEGREE SHOW

Final year students display their work at the annual Degree Show at our Freshart Campus in Paphos, and some will be selected to participate in an external Art Graduate Show in a public art exhibition venue.

FACILITIES AND SPECIAL FEATURES

• The Fine Art area has specifically-designed studios and a range of high quality workshops to enable the production of 2D and 3D work
• Media Labs
• Photographic Studio and Photographic Dark Room
• Wood and Metal Workshop with Canvas Preparation Room
• Sculpting Workshop
• Print Making Room (including laser cutting)
• The Drawing Lab (Observational, still and life drawing)
• Bookable installation spaces
• Optional international study visits

PROGRESSION COURSES

You could continue along the academic route with a focused MA in any area of Arts and any area of Fashion and Textiles.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

When you graduate from this course, you will be well suited to work in these areas:

• Arts organizations
• Gallery management
• Exhibition curating
• Photography
• Journalism
• Teaching
• Art therapy
• Theatre scenery
• Film and television or other roles that value creative thinking
• Independent creative practice

WORK EXPERIENCE

In each year of your studies you will have the opportunity to attend the College Final Show, presenting some of your work. During your third year you might want to choose to combine a work placement as a gallery intern, an artist’s assistant, an art educator or curatorial assistant to name a few, and we can help you to arrange this as we have plenty of industry links and partners. We encourage you to take these opportunities, which can also be incorporated into your Major Critical Study in the final year. In your final year, you will have the considerable opportunity to exhibit your work at a professional level and live the first experience of being a professional artist.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

How to apply

Depending on what and how you would like to study, you can fill in an online application form.

Supporting documents for undergraduate courses

Please include the following documents with your completed application form:

  • Details of your English Language competence, for example, GCSE, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests or equivalent.
  • Certified copies of your school certificates and any other relevant qualifications. A certified copy is a photocopy that has an original, official stamp of your school, college or university on it.
  • At least one reference.

You can apply for any course at any time before the course starts. Late applications are accepted but are not guaranteed the same level of consideration as applications made before the course starts.

Application Review and Decision

We will normally provide applicants with a decision within 30 days of the closing date. In case this should take longer, you will be notified.

If your application is successful and you are not required to attend an interview, you will receive a formal offer letter and further information about your course.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sex, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents, socio-economic status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

We work hard to ensure that, as far as possible, students with disabilities are able to study successfully with us. If you have additional needs, we advise that you contact the administration office or course tutor as early as possible, so that you can discuss your needs and visit the College to assess the facilities if necessary.

MATURE STUDENTS

We care about equal opportunity in education, so mature students will be highly considered on equitable terms, as we realize that life might have directed you to other specialized paths. Let’s fix it!

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

At Freshart College candidates are considered for admission on the basis of their academic qualifications, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, handicap or national origin.

Profile of Students of the 1st year of study:
1. Completed Admission Form. All the candidates can complete online the admission form or to be
provided a form by the Admission Office of Freshart College of Arts, 9, Eleftheriou Venizelou, 8021,
Paphos
2. Copy of Secondary (High) School Leaving Certificate (apolytirion) (i.e. 12 or 11 years of education
depending on the country of origin or equivalent qualifications such as GCE “A” Levels) and a GCE
A’Level in art & design with a grade of C (or higher) or equivalent qualification (e.g. GCE A Levels,
International Baccalaureate) or Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, and
3. GCSE Level in English with C or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
4. Portfolio / Sample of art works & Interview
5. To be 18 years old before the 31st of December of the year of study
6. Copy of Passport/ID
7. Completed Registration Form and payment of the registration fee.

Profile of Students of the 2nd year of study:
1. Completed Admission Form. All the candidates can complete online the admission form or to be
provided a form by the Admission Office of Freshart College of Arts, 9, Eleftheriou Venizelou, 8021,
Paphos
2. Copy of Secondary (High) School Leaving Certificate (apolytirion) (i.e. 12 or 11 years of education
depending on the country of origin or equivalent qualifications such as GCE “A” Levels) and BTEC
HNC Diploma in Art and Design or prior studies (1 year degree studies in another Higher Educational
Institution) or HND Diploma in Art and Design or equivalent and
3. GCSE Level in English with C or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
4. Portfolio / Sample of art works & Interview
5. To be 18 years old before the 31st of December of the year of study
6. Copy of Passport/ID
7. Completed Registration Form and payment of the registration fee.

Profile of Students of the 3rd year of study:
1. Completed Admission Form. All the candidates can complete online the admission form or to be
provided a form by the Admission Office of Freshart College of Arts, 9, Eleftheriou Venizelou, 8021,
Paphos
2. Copy of Secondary (High) School Leaving Certificate (apolytirion) (i.e. 12 or 11 years of education
depending on the country of origin or equivalent qualifications such as GCE “A” Levels) or prior
studies (2 years degree studies in another Higher Educational Institution) or HND Diploma in Art and
Design or equivalent and
3. GCSE Level in English with C or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
4. Portfolio / Sample of art works & Interview
5. To be 18 years old before the 31st of December of the year of study
6. Copy of Passport/ID
7. Completed Registration Form and payment of the registration fee.

Profile of Students of the 4th year of study:
1. Completed Admission Form. All the candidates can complete online the admission form or to be
provided a form by the Admission Office of Freshart College of Arts, 9, Eleftheriou Venizelou, 8021,
Paphos
2. Copy of Secondary (High) School Leaving Certificate (apolytirion) (i.e. 12 or 11 years of education
depending on the country of origin or equivalent qualifications such as GCE “A” Levels) or prior
studies (3 years degree studies in another Higher Educational Institution) or HND Diploma in Art and
Design or equivalent and
3. GCSE Level in English with C or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
4. Portfolio / Sample of art works & Interview
5. To be 18 years old before the 31st of December of the year of study
6. Copy of Passport/ID
7. Completed Registration Form and payment of the registration fee.
*If a student fails to provide acceptable proof of his English Language proficiency, he will be
required to take the College English Language Placement Test (EPT) during College Registration.

Direct entry to 2nd/3rd/4th year of study
Students who have gained knowledge, no matter how it was gained (by studying at another Higher
Educational Institution, may transfer credits to the program of study they will be attending at
Freshart College. For the recognition of prior studies, a three-member committee will be set up,
which shall be composed of members of the academic staff, and which will review requests for
transferring units/credits and make recommendations for acceptance or non-acceptance of
applications. The decision to offer position to the candidate is taken by the responsible person of
the Department.

In case that the Committee considers that it is required, the candidate may take a special
examination besides personal interview before a decision is taken for the transfer.

All candidates are informed in writing.

IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We welcome applications from everyone and we know that relevant experience is just as valuable as qualifications. Whether experience is from your work, voluntary activities or independent study we still want to hear from you.

So, if you don’t meet all of the entry requirements for the course you would like to study, contact our Admissions team at the admissions email and let them know what other relevant experience you have.