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Fine Art (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The BA Fine Art (Hons) at the University of the Arts London (UAL) invites students to work alongside our internationally respected team of artists and writers, providing a critically creative environment where they can develop their own practice.


What you can expect

  • A course that is studio-based and practice-led. The course brings together a wide range of media. These include painting, sculpture, digital media, sound, print, performance, drawing, film and video
  • Integrated practice and theory. This helps you understand the contexts and conditions that shape and frame contemporary art practice
  • A tutor group that you will meet on a regular basis to discuss each other’s work
  • Significant control over what you learn, the pace you do this at and how you might prove this. You will have help making these decisions by on-going dialogue with your tutors and fellow students
  • Inductions to the facilities in the college’s studios and workshops. Specialist technicians are on hand to offer support
  • To have access to Chelsea's shared workshops. These include ceramics, casting, laser cutting, photography, audio-visual editing suite, metal and woodwork.


Graduates from BA Fine Art (Hons) at University of the Arts London (UAL)  are well placed to become independent practitioners in the international art scene. Others move onto postgraduate studies both in the UK and overseas. Many of our graduates have has success and won awards for their work in galleries, museums, the media and the wider creative environment. The college’s alumni include many Turner Prize winners and nominees.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art practice - Exploration
  • Introduction to Fine Art
  • Induction to Theory
  • Territories of practice
  • Practice in context - exhibition
  • Theoretical Contexts
  • Consolidation
  • Dissertation and research portfolio

      English Language Requirements

      You need the following IELTS score:

      • Minimum required score:


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      General Requirements

      Entry requirements

      The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are one or a combination of the following qualifications:
      • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
      • 2 A Levels at grade C or above
      • Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma
      • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
      • Access to Higher Education Diploma
      • Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma
      • And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C)
      Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        19930 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 19930 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
      • EU/EEA

        9250 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Living costs for London

      • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
        Living Costs

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