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Fine Art Painting (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
The BA  Fine Art Painting (Hons) at the University of the Arts London (UAL) encourages students to embrace the possibilities for continued reinvention of this medium, while also looking to painting’s long and rich history for inspiration.
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What you can expect

  • To study the practice of painting, its history, culture and contemporary position
  • To make work in a specialist studio environment
  • To discuss your work through tutorials, seminars, group and cross-course crits
  • Painting methods and materials workshops and demonstrations by artists, technicians and conservators. Some of these will be with our partners across London. These include Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tate Conservation
  • A contextual studies programme. This will give you a deeper understanding of contemporary Fine Art practice. It will widen your critical, theoretical, historical knowledge
  • To choose between a final year dissertation, practical work placement or live project
  • To take part in an external exhibition. This will be with students from across Camberwell's BA Fine Art programme
  • A Fine Art lecture series. This is for all Camberwell undergraduate students studying Drawing, Painting, Photography and Sculpture
  • Subject specific lectures, seminars and field trips
  • To have access to printmaking, photography, film, moving image, digital, wood and metalwork. This enables our students to think of painting in its’ most expanded form and its relationship to other art forms.
BA Fine Art Painting workshops will encourage you to explore:
  • The properties, uses and best practice when working with traditional oil and acrylic paints. The workshops will also look at non-conventional artists' materials
  • How contemporary artists use Old Master processes and techniques
  • How contemporary and historic painters have used and understood colour within their artworks


Graduates of the BA  Fine Art Painting (Hons) at the University of the Arts London (UAL) have successfully progressed onto postgraduate fine art in the United Kingdom (UK), Europe and the United States of America. Others have gone on to undertake teacher-training qualifications or study art history, theory or writing courses.

Graduates regularly exhibit their work professionally within London and internationally and have set up studios throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to BA Fine Art Drawing, Painting, Photography and Sculpture
  • What is Painting
  • Critical context and reflective practice
  • Exploring subject possibilities - Signs of Painting
  • Options - Extended contexts
  • Unit 6: Presentation and exhibition
  • Defining a context for your work
  • Presentation, collaboration and development

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 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

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 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.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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