BA (Hons) Fine Art

BA (Hons) Fine Art

The University of Lincoln ranked 7th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018 (out of 127 institutions).

The Course

The BA (Hons) Fine Art at Lincoln is designed to provide the expertise and environment to nurture students’ creative development and expression. They can learn from practising artists and arts professionals, and be introduced to a range of professional and transferable skills.

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.

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.

Academic staff are often practising artists and writers with national and international reputations. For example, Lincoln Fine Art academic Dr Isabella Streffen recently exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and worked with partners including the Library of Congress.

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

The Course

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 Isabella Streffen, who has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) and worked with partners including the Library of Congress.

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, and Cath Keay.

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.

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

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 programme’s emphasis on public engagement is introduced, with early opportunities to show work beyond the studio.

The second year aims to guide students in the development of their individual practices, including opportunities to exhibit their work outside the University.

In the third year, professional practice modules offer students the opportunity to refine their individual development and reflective practice, culminating in the Final Year Degree Show.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Frameworks (Core)
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Frameworks (Core)

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.

Provocations and Imaginations (Core)
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Provocations and Imaginations (Core)

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.

The Fine Art Body (Core)
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The Fine Art Body (Core)

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.

The Gallery (Core)
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The Gallery (Core)

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.

Beyond the Gallery (Option)
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Beyond the Gallery (Option)

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.

Bodies of Practice (Core)
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Bodies of Practice (Core)

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.

Cultures and Atmospheres (Core)
Find out more

Cultures and Atmospheres (Core)

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.

Fine Art Study Abroad (Option)
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Fine Art Study Abroad (Option)

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.

Public Project 1 (Option)
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Public Project 1 (Option)

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.

Illuminations: Public Practice and Exhibition (Core)
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Illuminations: Public Practice and Exhibition (Core)

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.

Ingenuities and Originalities (Core)
Find out more

Ingenuities and Originalities (Core)

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.

Locating Practice (Core)
Find out more

Locating Practice (Core)

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.

Assessment will include finished artworks and documentation, presentations, essays, catalogues and evaluations.
Successful applicants will be invited for 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).

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

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Tuition Fees

2020/21UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* £15,900 per level**
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,900 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

* UK/EU: The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

** International: The fees quoted are for one year of study. For continuing students fees are subject to an increase of 2% each year and rounded to the nearest £100.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Other 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 to London and Dartington while previous optional trips have included London and Venice.

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.

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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.
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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
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Unconditional Offer Scheme

The University of Lincoln Unconditional Offer Scheme has been created to identify outstanding undergraduate applicants who we think would excel at Lincoln and make a significant contribution to our academic community.

The University of Lincoln takes a holistic contextual view, looking at students in the round, including all the information supplied in their application and any additional relevant assessment required, such as a portfolio, or interview. The qualities required for success are therefore not exclusively academic, and students’ drive, ambition, creativity, and potential are important factors in those considered for the scheme.

Applicants selected for the scheme, who commit to the University of Lincoln as their first choice of university, will receive an unconditional offer. We expect students in receipt of an unconditional offer to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. In previous years students who were selected and joined through the Lincoln unconditional offer scheme have shown very good success rate in their studies.

Please remember that as you may receive a number of offers from the universities which you have applied to, you should take your time to consider all of the offers that you receive and carefully choose the university and course which is right for you. There is no need for you to make a decision ahead of the deadline and we would recommend that you wait to receive all of the responses from your chosen universities so that you can take a well-informed decision.

We expect all our offer holders to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. Your exam results will be important for your own personal satisfaction and also for your future career and life opportunities.

Find out more about the Unconditional Offer Scheme

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.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Frameworks (Core)
Find out more

Frameworks (Core)

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.

Provocations and Imaginations (Core)
Find out more

Provocations and Imaginations (Core)

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.

The Fine Art Body (Core)
Find out more

The Fine Art Body (Core)

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.

The Gallery (Core)
Find out more

The Gallery (Core)

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.

Beyond the Gallery (Option)
Find out more

Beyond the Gallery (Option)

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.

Bodies of Practice (Core)
Find out more

Bodies of Practice (Core)

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.

Cultures and Atmospheres (Core)
Find out more

Cultures and Atmospheres (Core)

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.

Fine Art Study Abroad (Option)
Find out more

Fine Art Study Abroad (Option)

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.

Public Project 1 (Option)
Find out more

Public Project 1 (Option)

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.

Illuminations: Public Practice and Exhibition (Core)
Find out more

Illuminations: Public Practice and Exhibition (Core)

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.

Ingenuities and Originalities (Core)
Find out more

Ingenuities and Originalities (Core)

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.

Locating Practice (Core)
Find out more

Locating Practice (Core)

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.

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

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

If you are invited for a portfolio review 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. Portfolio reviews 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).

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, and Jordan Baseman.

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.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Tuition Fees

2020/21UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* £15,900 per level**
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,900 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

* UK/EU: The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

** International: The fees quoted are for one year of study. For continuing students fees are subject to an increase of 2% each year and rounded to the nearest £100.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Other 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.

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.

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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.
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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
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Unconditional Offer Scheme

The University of Lincoln Unconditional Offer Scheme has been created to identify outstanding undergraduate applicants who we think would excel at Lincoln and make a significant contribution to our academic community.

The University of Lincoln takes a holistic contextual view, looking at students in the round, including all the information supplied in their application and any additional relevant assessment required, such as a portfolio, or interview. The qualities required for success are therefore not exclusively academic, and students’ drive, ambition, creativity, and potential are important factors in those considered for the scheme.

Applicants selected for the scheme, who commit to the University of Lincoln as their first choice of university, will receive an unconditional offer. We expect students in receipt of an unconditional offer to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. In previous years students who were selected and joined through the Lincoln unconditional offer scheme have shown very good success rate in their studies.

Please remember that as you may receive a number of offers from the universities which you have applied to, you should take your time to consider all of the offers that you receive and carefully choose the university and course which is right for you. There is no need for you to make a decision ahead of the deadline and we would recommend that you wait to receive all of the responses from your chosen universities so that you can take a well-informed decision.

We expect all our offer holders to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. Your exam results will be important for your own personal satisfaction and also for your future career and life opportunities.

Find out more about the Unconditional Offer Scheme

Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts, or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Dr Steve Fossey - Fine Art

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.


Your Future Career

Fine Art aims to empower students to develop a range of technical, critical and professional skills, preparing them to enter careers throughout the creative industries, including as freelance artists, curators, administrators and writers, and for roles in art therapy and teaching.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.

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.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.


Facilities

Each Fine Art student has access to studio space in our Nicola de la haye and Peter de Wint Buildings, which comprises studios, workshops, and a public gallery.

All students are supported in the development of their practice and its documentation. Students have access to photography, video and audio facilities; acrylic resist etching, digital imagery and screen printing equipment, as well as facilities enabling wood, metal, plaster, plastics, and resin work.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.


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.