Sheffield Hallam University
Fine Art with Foundation Year BA
Sheffield Hallam University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Teacher Training

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Teacher Training at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25500 £25000 £30500
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £27000 £21500 - £26000 £24000 - £32000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Teacher Training

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26506 £24514 £28116
25-75 percentile range £24888 - £29177 £18792 - £27897 £20130 - £32846

Course Description

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

Course summary

  • Join an interdisciplinary community of practising artists whose work investigates the present and shapes the future
  • Grow your confidence to make art in an inclusive environment which encourages diverse perspectives
  • Experiment with materials and processes, taking risks, investigating unfamiliar concepts and testing new ideas
  • Collaborate in curating exhibitions, events and screenings and grow your networks locally, nationally and internationally

If you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) course, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation year – which has been designed to encourage exploration and experimentation.

Studying Fine Art develops the imagination practical and critical skills needed for an ever-changing world. This course will help you develop your individual art practice and build your networks to open up future professional opportunities.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Based in our bespoke studios, workshops, and digital spaces, you’ll become part of a dynamic and collaborative learning community. Together, you’ll undertake creative adventures, explore possibilities, and challenge conventions.

Through our teaching, we help you unlock your potential to contribute as a creative thinker and doer and apply your knowledge to art practice, culture and society.

You learn through:

  • Studio practice
  • Workshops
  • Technical demonstrations
  • Group and individual tutorials
  • Creative reviews
  • Lectures
  • Guest talks
  • External visits and field trips

Key themes

Throughout the course, you’ll develop your making and thinking skills using a diverse range of creative processes, media and software – and you’ll explore ideas and practices through workshops led by skilled tutors and technicians.

Activities include painting, print, sculpture, installation, photography, moving image, performance and interaction, art writing, site-specific and socially-engaged/participatory work, and other forms of contemporary art practice.

You’ll learn different methods for research, understanding how artists work and think, and how research supports the development of contemporary practice. By collaborating with others, you’ll build confidence in communicating ideas and sharing your work with audiences.

At every step, we’ll help you position your practice in relation to real-world opportunities and challenges, so you can create work for particular contexts and participants through exhibitions, screenings and other live projects with external partners.

Course support

We’re a dedicated, qualified, and highly experienced teaching team, with world-leading research and recognised professional creative reputations, who take the time to get to know you.

Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated personal, academic and career development support, such as:

  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones and online resources to help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • Access to office and studio space, expert workshops, freelancing opportunities and a vast business network to tap into
  • Industry-specific employability activities and careers support for up to five years after you graduate

The course develops strategies of attention, empathy, imagination, courage and resilience in the face of an uncertain future.

Applied learning

Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to be successful.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Fine Art with Foundation Year BA at Sheffield Hallam University

77% Protective service occupations
6% Skilled trades occupations
3% Business and public service associate professionals
2% Administrative occupations
2% Elementary occupations
1% Media Professionals
1% Teaching Professionals
1% Sales occupations
1% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
1% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Grading & Study Time

**Coursework** **Practical**

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Fine Art with Foundation Year, BA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Fine Art with Foundation Year BA

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £15860 year 1
International £15860 year 1
EU £16655 year 1
International £16655 year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

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About Sheffield Hallam University

Founded in 1969, Sheffield Hallam University is located in the city of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Sheffield is the UK's fifth largest urban centre, 60% of which consists of vibrant green spaces such as city parks, gardens and countryside. SHU prides itself on the important position it occupies in Sheffield as a pillar of the local economy, workforce, and infrastructure. This is reflected in the fact that almost half of this university’s enrolled students are from low-income backgrounds.

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