The FDA Fine Art offers you the chance to engage with contemporary fine art practice and its relationship to cultural and creative industries. During the first year you will experiment in a range of different media and explore processes of making in drawing, print, painting, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, or using digital processes such as photography, film, or graphics. In your second year you will study more independently in your chosen contextual area and organise (as a group) an off-site public exhibition of your work. The programme is built around studio practice and full-time students have dedicated studio space. Delivery takes place in form of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Scheduled visits to galleries and exhibitions, a varied programme of Visiting Lecturers and the opportunity to exhibit at the Bristol School of Art degree show will make this an unforgettable experience. Progression from this course is onto our BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Art Practice L6 top-up programme, a one year course to complete the full BA (Hons) degree.
Bristol School of Art
At the heart of Bristol School of Art lies a dynamic team striving to support and develop your creative thinking. This unique environment has been a centre for art education for 160 years. Located in the beautiful Royal West of England Academy building, it is located within minutes from art galleries and museums in Bristol’s city centre, such as RWA, Bristol City Museum and Gallery, the Arnolfini and Spike Island. A particular feature valued by our alumni is the small group sizes, which help forge an atmosphere where everyone is valued for who they are. The school has an ethos for interdisciplinary approaches to idea development that fosters both individual and collaborative outcomes. Our HE programmes are awarded by the University of Gloucestershire.
Recent students have had work accepted at international exhibitions, have been accepted onto residencies abroad, have gone on to study at Masters level, and have initiated cultural projects in Bristol.
- Museum/Gallery Work
- Progression to BA (Hons) Top-Up, Level 6
Degree Show 2023