This programme offers you the chance to engage with contemporary fine art practice and its relationship to the broader cultural and creative industries. You will have the opportunity to experiment and specialise in a range of different media, including print making, painting, drawing, sculpture, lens-based processes, installation, 3D processes (including ceramics), performance, photography, digital processes, film and sound. The course is taught at both Bristol School of Art and Stroud School of Art so prospective students have the choice of which location they will study at. The FdA in Fine Art can constitute towards the first two years of study for a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree, and many of our students elect to study this final year (at Bristol School of Art only) graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art
Unlock your creativity
The programme is built around studio-based practice, taught workshops, independent study, seminars, contextual lectures, tutorials and visiting lecturer talks, and requires students to engage with research and written work, as well as designing and making. You will participate in organised visits to galleries, museums, workshops, artist studios and other cultural sites of local and national importance. Students have the opportunity to exhibit their work as part of the end of year degree show activities, as well as organising and exhibiting in an off-campus exhibition project during the second year of study.
Be more than a graduate
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