(Hons) Fine Art with Foundation, B.A. | University of Plymouth | Plymouth, United Kingdom
48 months
16300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This BA (Hons) Fine Art with Foundation course at the University of Plymouth provides students with non-standard entry points to progress onto the BA (Hons) Fine Art programme.

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The foundation year allows you to develop skills across a range of media and introduces creative best practice in preparation for the first year of the undergraduate programme. During the foundation year you will have the opportunity to explore creative processes relevant to visual design, animation, illustration, print-making, fine art, and photography.

Upon successful completion of the foundation course, you will join the undergraduate BA (Hons) Fine Art programme equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. This BA (Hons) Fine Art with Foundation course is offered at at the University of Plymouth .


BA (Hons) Fine Art will equip you with a diverse range of transferable skills, including independent study, goal setting, workload and deadline management, critical and professional writing, problem-solving, spatial planning, resource management, complex project management and collaboration – skills that are key to contemporary, globalised, flexible working in many different sectors. You'll also graduate with a body of self-directed art practice that demonstrates critical, theoretical and contextual understandings of contemporary fine art.

Our mix of seminars and tutorials, placements and residencies, workshops and studio practice and your development of independent, collaborative and social practices will ready you to launch your professional practice, find employment in the cultural sector or act as a catalyst for further post-graduate study.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Materials, Methods and Media

  • Image, Type and Narrative

  • Risk and Resolution

  • Critical Themes in Art & Design

  • Contemporary Fine Art 1: Skills, Themes and Contexts

  • Interdisciplinary Art Practice 1

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CAS tariff

32 - 48

Don’t have 32–48 UCAS tariff points? We will consider ‘non-standard’ applications on a case-by-case basis.

  • A levels: For Level 3 entry the Tariff points entry level will normally be 32–48 points from A level or equivalent. Non-standard applicants will normally be interviewed.
  • BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Irish Highers, H5 in five subjects equivalent to 32–48 points.
  • International Baccalaureate: 24 overall
  • Proficiency in English: Students for whom English is an additional language will need to demonstrate ability in spoken and written English equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0 and/or successfully complete the university’s special test before entering the foundation year.
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16300 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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