Wolverhampton School of Art

BA (Hons) Fine Art

The Fine Art course offers an exciting platform for future artists, curators and educators. It is an intensive studio-based course in which you will have freedom to explore your own ideas supported by a rich programme of tutorials, technical workshops, theoretical and critical studies and national and European study visits.

‌‌You will acquire specialist knowledge and practical experience of working in painting, sculpture, printmaking, conceptual and social practice, film, video, photography, performance, installation and in addition, have the opportunity to test your ideas out in the traditional Applied Arts media of ceramics, glass and fine metal. Increasingly you will be expected to understand and adopt personal positions in relation to Fine Art and Applied Art, enabling you to follow a specialist route for your final two years.

As you progress through the course, we will encourage you to test and explore different approaches to fine art practice and to critically evaluate the relationship between idea, media, method and outcome from a personal position. You will also be provided with opportunities to promote and exhibit your work

Your emerging practice as an artist will be further supported and individually focused as you begin to understand how your work and ideas fit within the wider contexts of studio practice and the art world. From artist-led projects and organisations to more global perspectives, there are wide and varied career trajectories available to our Fine Art graduates today.

Career development

We aim to produce informed, independent and reflective fine art practitioners who can adapt their knowledge, understanding and skills for a variety of professional contexts. On completion of this degree, a number of options will be open to you including becoming a practising artist, work in arts administration, curation, publishing, public art, teaching and other art and design related careers. 





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Course leader: Maggie Ayliffe, m.c.ayliffe@wlv.ac.uk