Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W101

Course Code

ARTARTUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W101

Course Code

ARTARTUB

BA (Hons) Fine Art BA (Hons) Fine Art

Art at Lincoln is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2020 (out of 60 ranking institutions).

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W101

Course Code

ARTARTUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W101

Course Code

ARTARTUB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

We have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our Coronavirus page or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Steve Fossey - Programme Leader

Dr Steve Fossey - Programme Leader

Dr Steve Fossey leads a team of interdisciplinary academics on BA (Hons) Fine Art. Steve specialises in site specific performance and teaches across all three levels of the programme. His arts practice and research uses performance, video, art-writing and sound to speak to his interests in dialogic art and social space.

School Staff List

Welcome to BA (Hons) Fine Art

Fine Art focuses on the artist as a socially responsive, publicly-aware practitioner, operating within physical, intellectual, and digital networks and referencing local, national, and global artistic platforms.

At Lincoln, the Fine Art programme offers the expertise and environment to nurture students’ creative development and expression. It aims to enable students to extend their creative work and ideas into new areas, including publicly engaged art.

Students on the course are introduced to a range of professional and transferable skills. Academic staff are often practising artists and writers with national and international reputations, such as Dr Steve Klee whose work has been shown at LAM Gallery, Los Angeles, and Ms Alice Tuppen who has collaborated on projects with Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake among others.

A range of artists and professionals are also invited to deliver guest lectures and tutorials as part of the School’s visiting artists’ programme. Recent speakers include Assemble (2015 Turner Prize Winners), Mark Titchner, Jordan Baseman, Cath Keay, and Joshua Sofaer.

The programme explores contemporary art that moves within and beyond the traditional gallery to embrace a range of non-traditional sites, with assessments designed to prepare students for professional life. The course emphasises individual creativity and artistic intelligence, and aims to introduce students to the fields of Live Art, installation and digital media, as well as catering for painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking.

At Lincoln, students have the opportunity to work both with and beyond a dynamic studio culture. The course aims to enable students to extend their creative work and ideas into new areas, including publicly engaged art. Students can choose to join study trips, which introduce significant artworks and the ideas behind them. Previous study trips have visited destinations in the UK and overseas. Costs relating to these trips are outlined in the Fees Tab.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Fine Art

Fine Art focuses on the artist as a socially responsive, publicly-aware practitioner, operating within physical, intellectual, and digital networks and referencing local, national, and global artistic platforms.

At Lincoln, the Fine Art programme offers the expertise and environment to nurture students’ creative development and expression. It aims to enable students to extend their creative work and ideas into new areas, including publicly engaged art.

Students on the course are introduced to a range of professional and transferable skills. Academic staff are often practising artists and writers with national and international reputations, such as Dr Steve Klee whose work has been shown at LAM Gallery, Los Angeles, and Ms Alice Tuppen who has collaborated on projects with Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake among others.

A range of artists and professionals are also invited to deliver guest lectures and tutorials as part of the School’s visiting artists’ programme. Recent speakers include Assemble (2015 Turner Prize Winners), Mark Titchner, Jordan Baseman, Cath Keay, and Joshua Sofaer.

The programme explores contemporary art that moves within and beyond the traditional gallery to embrace a range of non-traditional sites, with assessments designed to prepare students for professional life. The course emphasises individual creativity and artistic intelligence, and aims to introduce students to the fields of Live Art, installation and digital media, as well as catering for painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking.

At Lincoln, students have the opportunity to work both with and beyond a dynamic studio culture. The course aims to enable students to extend their creative work and ideas into new areas, including publicly engaged art. Students can choose to join study trips, which introduce significant artworks and the ideas behind them. Previous study trips have visited destinations in the UK and overseas. Costs relating to these trips are outlined in the Fees Tab.

How You Study

In the first year, students are encouraged to experiment with traditional media, digital practices, and live art in order to identify key areas of personal interest.

The second year aims to guide students in the development of their individual practices and there are also opportunities to exhibit work outside of the University.

In the third year, professional practice modules offer students the ability to refine their individual development and reflective practice, culminating in their final-year degree shows.

Methods of delivery on the Fine Art programme vary from module to module and may include lectures to larger cohorts, seminars with smaller groups, guided workshops across the University's facilities, and focused studio tutoring in both group and one-to-one situations.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

In the first year, students are encouraged to experiment with traditional media, digital practices, and live art in order to identify key areas of personal interest.

The second year aims to guide students in the development of their individual practices and there are also opportunities to exhibit work outside of the University.

In the third year, professional practice modules offer students the ability to refine their individual development and reflective practice, culminating in their final-year degree shows.

Methods of delivery on the Fine Art programme vary from module to module and may include lectures to larger cohorts, seminars with smaller groups, guided workshops across the University's facilities, and focused studio tutoring in both group and one-to-one situations.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

Frameworks is a practical module that aims to introduce students to a range of approaches to making artwork in dialogue with others. It highlights the programme's technical facilities and offers professional skills in the capture, composition and formatting of digital documentation. The module is partly based in the studio but also operates across the wider University campus in order to engage with its diverse publics. Students are expected to experiment with making artwork in response to a Live Brief on the theme of 'the public', while also receiving training in technical equipment and software through demonstrations, and take part in seminar discussions on art made in dialogue with others. Students have the opportunity to develop digital documentation skills in order to highlight the process behind their practice.

Module Overview

Provocations and Imaginations introduces students to their roles as producers of public knowledge and aims to expand their understanding of the key principles behind their social engagement, and explore the relevance of these to their own practices. This module introduces three pivotal artistic periods that have provoked, challenged or collaborated with publics in order to widen the discussion of art's role in society and society's role in the production of, responses to and reception of contemporary art. It is also designed to equip students with the skills required to succeed in an academic environment, including the written, conceptual and presentational skills to formulate, communicate, contextualise and explain their work to critics, curators and academics, using an appropriate critical-theoretical framework.

Module Overview

This module focuses on the subject and roles of the body in contemporary art practice. Students will have the opportunity to work with a range of media, materials and practices, provocations, processes and potential outcomes to produce their own Finished Artworks focusing on the body as subject or object. The module will study bodily precedents in art practice and focus on the body and its image/performance through a series of skills workshops underpinned by a contextual element exploring the body's identity in contemporary art. Workshops will include The Performing Body, Composing the Mediated Body and Dirty Bodies: the abject body in contemporary art.

Module Overview

The Gallery is examined as a culturally constructed and contested institution and asks students to propose and explore its physical and virtual alternatives. Focusing on artists and theorists who foreground the gallery as a subject for enquiry, students will be expected to respond to a Live Brief to produce Finished Artworks for public, campus or virtual spaces.

Module Overview

This module constitutes the whole of the first semester of the second year, in which students can concentrate on developing their artistic practice to produce artwork while broadening and strengthening the documentation of their art. The module concludes with a large exhibition and marks the half-way point of the programme. The module continues the dialogue between identity and practice begun in The Fine Art Body in year 1. Examining the impact of politics, environment and social change, it asks how these public dialogues can influence the bodies and identities of artists, and how artists are able to make use of these impacts in their art. The module also engages with modes of exchange, current climates and artistic identities within global contemporary art.

Module Overview

This module aims to support students in their development as producers of public knowledge. Dialogic artistic methodologies are examined through cultural, critical, philosophical and ethical frameworks. Small groups of students choose an aspect of contemporary art from which to generate a public Seminar, as well as individual Proposals for their Level 3 Critical Report (Ingenuities and Originalities). The module makes vital connections between theorists, ideas and practices, enabling students to continue their skills development in order to become imaginative, reflexive, and creative thinkers and practitioners.

Module Overview

Beyond the Gallery is a live brief project that offers all students the opportunity to produce Finished Artworks for a public, off-campus venue. Working with collaborative partners to provide site-specific exhibition/commission experience, the module is also assessed by a Catalogue in which students document and critically position their art, process and contexts.

Module Overview

The Fine Art Study Abroad programme is an optional module of study involving a Semester-long exchange with a partner institution overseas. During the Semester abroad (in the second half of the second year of study) students will share classes with local students. Not only will Study Abroad students be living and socialising in another culture, they will also have an opportunity to examine international Fine Art practices through attending exhibitions and events as part of modules and participating in extra-curricular activities.

Module Overview

Public Project 1, an optional 30 credit module in Semester B, is a live brief project that offers students the opportunity to facilitate artwork with Lincoln service users of Addaction. Addaction is a national drug and alcohol charity offering support to people to be able to make positive behavioural change. Addaction’s work encompasses community support, education, help for those in the criminal justice system, mental health services, family and employment support. Students considering a career in arts-led intervention will gain invaluable experience of planning, training for, delivering and evaluating a participatory art process with vulnerable adults.

Module Overview

In this module students are expected to develop, finish and exhibit signature artworks in a gallery or negotiated venue appropriate to their practice. Supervision of a Producer's Portfolio aims to support the student in creating professional representation of their practice in the media of their choice. Refining and consolidating students' practical specialisms, the module situates individual practice at its core, and supervises the fundamentals of making in terms of criticality, process and materials to produce Finished Artworks for a professional, Public Exhibition.

Module Overview

Ingenuities and Originalities asks students to develop the individual research project they proposed at the culmination of the Level 2 research module Cultures and Atmospheres. Assessed through a digital-only submission of 5,000 words, it allows students the freedom to experiment with the visual and artistic form of the critical page by including and treating text, image (moving and still) and audio. Exploring the art of criticism and how to market their critical outputs as well as the traditional skills of writing for critically engaged readers the module expands students' subject-specific and transferable skills. The module will allow students whose practices operate solely in digital forms to continue experimenting and developing their repertoire of artefacts. Students who wish to produce a more traditional academic thesis (for instance, those who might be planning to continue their studies at postgraduate level) will be able to embrace this form with equal support, while continuing to innovate with the presentational style of their Critical Report.

Module Overview

Locating Practice is an exploration of site-based approaches to Fine Art delivered in the City of Lincoln and its immediate surroundings. This Module develops the practical and theoretical dialogues in The Gallery and Beyond The Gallery and reframes them in the context of the wider physical world outside the traditional Gallery. The module aims to prepare students for the demands and timescales of independent practice and its professional evaluation. Subjects include Audio, Art and The City, Walking and Performance as Art, Pervasive Media and Digital Practices, the Located Body and Evaluating Practice.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

Frameworks is a practical module that aims to introduce students to a range of approaches to making artwork in dialogue with others. It highlights the programme's technical facilities and offers professional skills in the capture, composition and formatting of digital documentation. The module is partly based in the studio but also operates across the wider University campus in order to engage with its diverse publics. Students are expected to experiment with making artwork in response to a Live Brief on the theme of 'the public', while also receiving training in technical equipment and software through demonstrations, and take part in seminar discussions on art made in dialogue with others. Students have the opportunity to develop digital documentation skills in order to highlight the process behind their practice.

Module Overview

Provocations and Imaginations introduces students to their roles as producers of public knowledge and aims to expand their understanding of the key principles behind their social engagement, and explore the relevance of these to their own practices. This module introduces three pivotal artistic periods that have provoked, challenged or collaborated with publics in order to widen the discussion of art's role in society and society's role in the production of, responses to and reception of contemporary art. It is also designed to equip students with the skills required to succeed in an academic environment, including the written, conceptual and presentational skills to formulate, communicate, contextualise and explain their work to critics, curators and academics, using an appropriate critical-theoretical framework.

Module Overview

This module focuses on the subject and roles of the body in contemporary art practice. Students will have the opportunity to work with a range of media, materials and practices, provocations, processes and potential outcomes to produce their own Finished Artworks focusing on the body as subject or object. The module will study bodily precedents in art practice and focus on the body and its image/performance through a series of skills workshops underpinned by a contextual element exploring the body's identity in contemporary art. Workshops will include The Performing Body, Composing the Mediated Body and Dirty Bodies: the abject body in contemporary art.

Module Overview

The Gallery is examined as a culturally constructed and contested institution and asks students to propose and explore its physical and virtual alternatives. Focusing on artists and theorists who foreground the gallery as a subject for enquiry, students will be expected to respond to a Live Brief to produce Finished Artworks for public, campus or virtual spaces.

Module Overview

This module constitutes the whole of the first semester of the second year, in which students can concentrate on developing their artistic practice to produce artwork while broadening and strengthening the documentation of their art. The module concludes with a large exhibition and marks the half-way point of the programme. The module continues the dialogue between identity and practice begun in The Fine Art Body in year 1. Examining the impact of politics, environment and social change, it asks how these public dialogues can influence the bodies and identities of artists, and how artists are able to make use of these impacts in their art. The module also engages with modes of exchange, current climates and artistic identities within global contemporary art.

Module Overview

This module aims to support students in their development as producers of public knowledge. Dialogic artistic methodologies are examined through cultural, critical, philosophical and ethical frameworks. Small groups of students choose an aspect of contemporary art from which to generate a public Seminar, as well as individual Proposals for their Level 3 Critical Report (Ingenuities and Originalities). The module makes vital connections between theorists, ideas and practices, enabling students to continue their skills development in order to become imaginative, reflexive, and creative thinkers and practitioners.

Module Overview

Beyond the Gallery is a live brief project that offers all students the opportunity to produce Finished Artworks for a public, off-campus venue. Working with collaborative partners to provide site-specific exhibition/commission experience, the module is also assessed by a Catalogue in which students document and critically position their art, process and contexts.

Module Overview

The Fine Art Study Abroad programme is an optional module of study involving a Semester-long exchange with a partner institution overseas. During the Semester abroad (in the second half of the second year of study) students will share classes with local students. Not only will Study Abroad students be living and socialising in another culture, they will also have an opportunity to examine international Fine Art practices through attending exhibitions and events as part of modules and participating in extra-curricular activities.

Module Overview

Public Project 1, an optional 30 credit module in Semester B, is a live brief project that offers students the opportunity to facilitate artwork with Lincoln service users of Addaction. Addaction is a national drug and alcohol charity offering support to people to be able to make positive behavioural change. Addaction’s work encompasses community support, education, help for those in the criminal justice system, mental health services, family and employment support. Students considering a career in arts-led intervention will gain invaluable experience of planning, training for, delivering and evaluating a participatory art process with vulnerable adults.

Module Overview

In this module students are expected to develop, finish and exhibit signature artworks in a gallery or negotiated venue appropriate to their practice. Supervision of a Producer's Portfolio aims to support the student in creating professional representation of their practice in the media of their choice. Refining and consolidating students' practical specialisms, the module situates individual practice at its core, and supervises the fundamentals of making in terms of criticality, process and materials to produce Finished Artworks for a professional, Public Exhibition.

Module Overview

Ingenuities and Originalities asks students to develop the individual research project they proposed at the culmination of the Level 2 research module Cultures and Atmospheres. Assessed through a digital-only submission of 5,000 words, it allows students the freedom to experiment with the visual and artistic form of the critical page by including and treating text, image (moving and still) and audio. Exploring the art of criticism and how to market their critical outputs as well as the traditional skills of writing for critically engaged readers the module expands students' subject-specific and transferable skills. The module will allow students whose practices operate solely in digital forms to continue experimenting and developing their repertoire of artefacts. Students who wish to produce a more traditional academic thesis (for instance, those who might be planning to continue their studies at postgraduate level) will be able to embrace this form with equal support, while continuing to innovate with the presentational style of their Critical Report.

Module Overview

Locating Practice is an exploration of site-based approaches to Fine Art delivered in the City of Lincoln and its immediate surroundings. This Module develops the practical and theoretical dialogues in The Gallery and Beyond The Gallery and reframes them in the context of the wider physical world outside the traditional Gallery. The module aims to prepare students for the demands and timescales of independent practice and its professional evaluation. Subjects include Audio, Art and The City, Walking and Performance as Art, Pervasive Media and Digital Practices, the Located Body and Evaluating Practice.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

Assessment will include finished artworks and documentation, presentations, essays, catalogues, and evaluations.

Assessment will include finished artworks and documentation, presentations, essays, catalogues, and evaluations.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Most students will need to buy materials appropriate to their practice. These might include (but are not limited to): paint, wood, and other relevant materials. Materials costs for this course will depend on the medium you choose to work in, but will typically range from between £100 and £500 per year.

Students in all years can benefit from a range of subsidised study trips (which include transport, accommodation and admission charges as appropriate), activities, and events which aim to benefit and enhance their studies and practices.

Optional study trips may also be available, and the full costs of these will be incurred by the student where offered. These range from approximately £20 for a day trip to £400 for an international trip of between three and five days. All costs incurred need to be paid upfront. Participation in study trips is not graded.

Previous mandatory trips have included visits Dartington, while previous optional trips have included London and Venice.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Most students will need to buy materials appropriate to their practice. These might include (but are not limited to): paint, wood, and other relevant materials. Materials costs for this course will depend on the medium you choose to work in, but will typically range from between £100 and £500 per year.

Students in all years can benefit from a range of subsidised study trips (which include transport, accommodation and admission charges as appropriate), activities, and events which aim to benefit and enhance their studies and practices.

Optional study trips may also be available, and the full costs of these will be incurred by the student where offered. These range from approximately £20 for a day trip to £400 for an international trip of between three and five days. All costs incurred need to be paid upfront. Participation in study trips is not graded.

Previous mandatory trips have included visits Dartington, while previous optional trips have included London and Venice.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Facilities

All Fine Art students have access to studios and workshops, as well as the University’s on-campus public gallery, Project Space Plus, where students regularly exhibit their work. Students can make use of software that supports their documentation and practice, and have access to photography, video, and audio facilities; acrylic resist etching, digital imagery, and screen printing equipment; and facilities for wood, metal, plaster, plastics, and resin work.

Features

Visiting Experts

A range of artists and professionals are invited to deliver guest lectures and tutorials as part of the Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts’ visiting artists’ programme. Recent speakers include Assemble (2015 Turner Prize winners), Ming Wong, Mark Titchner, Cath Keay, Jordan Baseman, and Joshua Sofaer.

Field Trips

Mandatory field trip costs are covered by the University but optional study visits, to locations such as Venice, are at the student’s own expense. Please be aware that there may be additional costs for Fine Art students relating to study trips. In the past, students have enjoyed a fully-funded trip to Dartington to work collaboratively with other students from the School of Fine and Performing Arts.

Networking

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the networks and connections that they may be brought into contact with during their studies. Recent successes as a consequence of Fine Art's networks have seen students gain residencies at the Art House in Wakefield, Mansions of the Future in Lincoln, and the Surface Gallery in Nottingham.

Portfolio and Interviews

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview, where they will have the opportunity to go through their portfolio with a member of the academic team.

If you are invited for an interview you will have the opportunity to bring a traditional and/or digital portfolio with you. This will form the basis for a discussion of your current interests in Fine Art and how you would like to develop your ideas and practice at Lincoln. You will need to clearly describe and explain the work you bring with you. Interviews are designed to make sure we’re right for you, and you are right for us. We understand they can be daunting, but try not to worry.

A range of work is useful, but please don’t bring everything. One sketchbook is sufficient, and your portfolio should consist of no more than 10 to 15 pieces. If you bring a digital portfolio (on tablet or laptop) we’d like to see a similar number of images and an example of video, audio or photographic work (as applicable).

Career Opportunities

Lincoln’s Fine Art degree aims to empower students to develop technical, critical, and professional skills. It aims to prepare students to enter careers throughout the creative industries. This may include working as freelance artists, curators, administrators, and writers, as well as roles in art therapy and teaching.

"Throughout my three years, I was challenged, supported, and believed in. This course has an equal balance in educating you within the arts while developing your practice as an artist. The support and the design of the course makes the idea of working professionally as an artist a reality."

Sophie Baker, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate

Virtual Open Days

While you may not be able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our live Virtual Open Days.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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