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Fine Art and Art History (Hons)

Manchester Metropolitan University

36 months
18000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This distinctive Fine Art and Art History (Hons) course from Manchester Metropolitan University challenges these boundaries, offering students the opportunity to develop and expand fine art practice through a deep engagement with art historical knowledge and theoretical ideas. 


In the contemporary art world, as the boundaries between fine art practices are crossed, so too are the distinctions between artist, theorist and curator. The Fine Art and Art History (Hons) course from Manchester Metropolitan University also offers a curating pathway, allowing students to explore exhibition-making in its own right and as a form of artistic practice.

As part of the undergraduate programmes in art theory and practice, the course shares much of its teaching with BA (Hons) Art History and Curating, and students from the two courses collaborate on projects and exhibition making. It is taught by a multidisciplinary team of practising artists, art historians, curators and theorists.


The course allows students to develop into informed, critically capable art practitioners, able to take their place as professionals in the arts and the wider cultural industries. The course also offers students the opportunity of enhancing their employability through placement and overseas study years.

This course is appropriate for careers in a range of cultural roles such as artist, curator, journalist, arts manager, gallery assistant, teacher, as well being appropriate for postgraduate study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Unit X
  • Contextualising Practice: Critical Analysis
  • Contextualising Practice: Critical Reflection
  • Art History: the Nineteenth Century
  • Art History: the Early Twentieth Century
  • Studio 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff points
  • A levels ­– e.g. BCC-BBC
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma – DMM
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 106 UCAS Tariff points
  • Equivalent qualifications and combinations will be considered, including Extended Project (EPQ). AS levels (or qualifications equivalent to AS level) are not accepted.
  • Specific GCSE requirements: GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass
  • International Baccalaureate point: IB Diploma with minimum 26 points overall or 104-112 UCAS Tariff points from Higher Level. If you plan to meet the Level 2 course requirements through your IB Diploma you will need to achieve Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 5 in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 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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