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(Hons) Fine Art, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The BA (Hons) Fine Art programme is a studio-based programme that provides students with the platform to confidently enter the professional world of the artist (and arts professional) in the 21st century. Students will actively investigate universal approaches and practices in contemporary fine art that will test their knowledge, creativity and understanding. 


The Fine Art programme is taught by professional artists who are actively engaged in contemporary practice who will encourage the exploration of the broader social, political and community context to assist students to define a personal mode of study that will equip them to continue their development post-degree. 

The wide range of teaching approaches, facilities and opportunities support our students to acquire skills and varied methodologies that allow them to either specialize or engage with a pluralistic approach to exploring Fine Art.  The diversity of content results in a distinctive group of students that engage with and question a divergent range of approaches to studio practice and externally engaged projects. The international exchange programme, national and international study trips and the acquisition of foreign language skills also enable students to develop their practice within an international context. There are opportunities to engage in the contemporary art world through study trips, exhibitions, student exchange programmes, visiting artists? lectures, specialist masterclasses and Whitworth Gallery talks.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fine Art Studio Practice 1 
  • Fine Art Studio Practice 2
  • Unit X
  • Contextualising Practice 1
  • Contextualising Practice with Language 1

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

They will interview you as part of your application.

They will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.



112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.


GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered


Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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