University of Gloucestershire
Fine Art (with Foundation) BA (Hons)
University of Gloucestershire

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Creative Arts and Design

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Art 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 £23500 £18500 £21000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £26000 £14000 - £23500 £16000 - £26500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Creative Arts and Design

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19948 £16221 £19536
25-75 percentile range £17428 - £24000 £11190 - £21313 £13583 - £25698

Course Description

Why an Integrated Foundation Stage?

An Integrated Foundation Stage starts your degree studies with a year spent learning the skills required to progress onto a full honours degree. Alongside an introduction to Fine Art, you will develop valuable study skills, communication, team work and problem-solving techniques which help to build your confidence and prepare you for the rest of your course.

Why Fine Art?

Our Fine Art degree enables you to develop your full creative potential and individual artist's signature, with your ideas driving your choice of medium. You’ll acquire a broad range of technical and practical artistic skills, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital technologies, photography, video, performance, text and sound, exploring the practical and conceptual possibilities of each form. With opportunities to gain experience on placements with organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Spike Island Bristol, Arnolfini, Drawing Room, White Cube Bermondsey and Cheltenham's Wilson Gallery, our graduates stand out from the competition. There’s also the chance to be inspired by trips to international galleries in locations such as Barcelona, Berlin and Vienna, and spend a month in one of Rome’s prestigious culture research academies (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details).

You’ll draw on the expertise of accomplished lecturers, including practicing artists and published authors, as you create an extensive portfolio of artistic work. You can take advantage of opportunities to showcase your work at national and international exhibitions and even sell your work at an exhibition in Amsterdam. Working in our dedicated studios and 3D workshops, you’ll also benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

Why University of Gloucestershire?

At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from our three UoG promises:

1. UoG Career Promise – if you are not in a job 6 months after graduating, we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support post-graduation should you need it, followed by the offer of a paid internship and lifetime career coaching (eligibility conditions apply). 2. UoG Accommodation Promise – we guarantee all first-year students accommodation on, or near, the campus you’re studying at. 3. UoG Connections Promise – whilst at UoG, you’ll find the connections to reach your goals. With over 4,000 placements and more than 60 clubs and societies to join, you’ll make connections for life. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres.

After the course

Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 96% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course. Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 leavers.

Experience an open day

Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. **To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses.

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) BA (Hons) at University of Gloucestershire

40% Administrative occupations
20% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Finance Professionals
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Art

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • All Degrees

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us​. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Fine Art (with Foundation), BA (Hons), 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) BA (Hons)

EU £15000 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £15000 year 1
EU £15450 year 1
International £15450 year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at:

http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx

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

University Rankings

Positions of University of Gloucestershire in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucester is a university with three campuses, located in Gloucester, England. Two of the campuses are based in Cheltenham, and the other one in Gloucester itself. The Park and Francis Close Hall belong to Cheltenham, while Oxstalls is the name of the Gloucester campus. Each location is used for distinct functions that the university carries out.

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Student composition of University of Gloucestershire

undergraduates:
5805
postgraduates:
1095
Total:
6900
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Where is this programme taught

Park Campus - Cheltenham
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