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

Art at Lincoln is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021 (out of 60 ranking institutions).

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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 interdisciplinary arts practice spans performance, drawing, video, art-writing, and sound, speaking to his interests in dialogic art and social space. He has had work published in books and journals including Ways to Wander, Triarchy Press (2015) and Leap Into Action (2019) and has shown work in prestigious arts spaces including Bristol's Arnolfini and the Nottingham Contemporary.

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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.

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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.

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Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Fine and Performing Arts

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical studio work (including rehearsals). Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.

We are planning the majority of your teaching to be delivered face to face. This means that you will be on campus for sessions like workshops, studio classes, practical and performance work. We will also be using the benefits of online learning and teaching, particularly for large lectures, which may be delivered as live sessions in which you can interact with others, and/or recorded sessions that you can access whenever you want.

Our efforts to develop your employability within and outside of the curriculum will remain a key focus during your time at Lincoln. As your course progresses, you will be assessed in various ways, including coursework and examinations which may be online. Many of our assessment types involve live or performance work, and these will all be run safely and in line with Government guidance. The School’s various social media channels are full of great examples of live performance work that we’ve already undertaken this year.

The spaces on campus where your teaching will take place, such as performance and dance studios in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, our Fine Art Studios, or our Music rehearsal rooms, will be managed in ways that maximise your learning experience while also safeguarding your health and wellbeing in line with the latest Government guidance.

Should a change in Government guidance require a return to lockdown, we are ready to move fully online for the required period. We did this twice last year and managed to successfully deliver our curriculum and maintain our sense of community. Any changes of this kind will be communicated by email from myself and/or the university.

To complete your assignments, you will need a laptop or desktop computer. For some of our programmes, computers capable of running Adobe’s Creative Cloud software are helpful. For those that require it, we will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license so that you can access this software at the start of your studies. All students will be provided with full access to Microsoft Office 365.

To support you in your studies, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. You will meet with them regularly in person and/or online. It is important to remember that independent learning is an essential aspect of your programme. Guided reading and other independent engagement remain key to performing well in your studies.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in October for your induction events and supporting you as you embark on this new and exciting chapter in your life. 

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at awesterside@lincoln.ac.uk.

Dr Andrew Westerside

Head of the School of Fine and Performing Arts

† 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.

Frameworks 2022-23ART1016MLevel 42022-23Frameworks 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.CoreProvocations and Imaginations 2022-23ART1015MLevel 42022-23Provocations 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.CoreThe Fine Art Body 2022-23ART1017MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreThe Gallery 2022-23ART1018MLevel 42022-23The 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.CoreBodies of Practice 2023-24ART2018MLevel 52023-24This 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.CoreCultures and Atmospheres 2023-24ART2019MLevel 52023-24This 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.CoreBeyond the Gallery 2023-24ART2017MLevel 52023-24Beyond 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.OptionalFine Art Study Abroad 2023-24ART2022MLevel 52023-24The 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.OptionalPublic Project 1 2023-24ART2021MLevel 52023-24Public 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. Addactions 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.OptionalIlluminations: Public Practice and Exhibition 2024-25ART3015MLevel 62024-25In 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.CoreIngenuities and Originalities 2024-25ART3016MLevel 62024-25Ingenuities 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.CoreLocating Practice 2024-25ART3017MLevel 62024-25Locating 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.Core

† 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.

Frameworks 2021-22ART1016MLevel 42021-22Frameworks 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.CoreProvocations and Imaginations 2021-22ART1015MLevel 42021-22Provocations 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.CoreThe Fine Art Body 2021-22ART1017MLevel 42021-22This 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.CoreThe Gallery 2021-22ART1018MLevel 42021-22The 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.CoreBodies of Practice 2022-23ART2018MLevel 52022-23This 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.CoreCultures and Atmospheres 2022-23ART2019MLevel 52022-23This 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.CoreBeyond the Gallery 2022-23ART2017MLevel 52022-23Beyond 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.OptionalFine Art Study Abroad 2022-23ART2022MLevel 52022-23The 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.OptionalPublic Project 1 2022-23ART2021MLevel 52022-23Public 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. Addactions 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.OptionalIlluminations: Public Practice and Exhibition 2023-24ART3015MLevel 62023-24In 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.CoreIngenuities and Originalities 2023-24ART3016MLevel 62023-24Ingenuities 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.CoreLocating Practice 2023-24ART3017MLevel 62023-24Locating 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.Core

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 may 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.

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 2022-23

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

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 show 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 as a guide we would recommend that your portfolio should consist of no more than 10 to 15 pieces.  We'd like to see a range of images and examples of video, audio or photographic work as applicable to the work you have made. 

"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

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.

Visit Us in Person

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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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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