All images courtesy of the artists. UGO 0.2 Project Space | ELBLOK Publications. 

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BA Fine Art at UCC School of Art

75% of students graduated with GOOD GRADES in 2018.

The BA (Hons) in Fine Art programme enables individuals to evolve a personal voice, acquire clarity of language and   content, and establish a professional, creative identity and autonomy within fine art. Qualities of passion, conviction and integrity are intrinsic in challenging personal perspectives in response to the human, topographical and cultural.

This course is driven by independent enquiry, structured and supportive exposure, self-motivated practice and focused creative thought. Painting, printmaking and sculptural concerns are energised by drawing, lens and time based processes and imaginative use of media/materials supported by a critical theoretical framework.

Delivery is through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, demonstrations, theoretical and practical investigation, studio and workshop practice, exhibitions and field trips, and self directed study. Students will also have the chance to exhibit work in a public venue; this affords valuable professional experience, excellent networking opportunities and audience interaction.

Critical Development

Workshops

Seminars

Exhibitions | Visits

Research

Tutorials | Critiques

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Through a broad range of specialist teaching and innovative learning initiatives, the  Year One of the BFA introduces you to the requirements and framework of the undergraduate programme.

Providing you with new experiences to support and scaffold your academic learning.

Introduction to Fine Art Processes

Exploration of material, idea and research skills towards a personal visual language. Practice underpinned by the critical and relevant analysis  of contextual research.

Exploration of Fine Art Practice

Identifying your potential in greater depth and concentration on the resolution of technical details. Considering presentation, culminating in a curated exhibition.

Drawing Processes  | Optional Module >.

Module on the act and language of drawing. You will develop inventive approaches to applying drawing in your discipline.

Fine Art Sculptural Processes | Optional Module >.

Module focused on practical concerns in processing, manipulating and combining associated fine art materials.

Introduction to Personal Planning

Providing a framework for critical contextual research via introductory lectures, seminars and tutorials. Generating your awareness of the effective reflective learning and research skills required for the BA in Fine Art. 

Critical and Contextual Research

Lecturers presenting important historical and contemporary contexts in fine art, will support your confident communication of critical observations and relevant research in multiple formats.

Visiting Lecturers >.

Amy Turnbull

Artist & Cuckoo Farm Studio Co-ordinator

Nicola Naismith

Artist & A-N Mentor

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Personal Development Planning

Through lectures, seminars and tutorials you will perceptively reflect on your individual learning and critical judgement. Informing an understanding of your future career in fine art.

Developmental Research

You continue to reflect upon individual and shared learning experiences through independent study and evaluation during tutorials and group critiques. Cumulating in an opportunity to exhibit in an external venue.

Development of Fine Art Processes

You will develop a working methodology which encourages you to deepen your inquiry and produce a body of work which is innovative, technically sound and appropriate within its context.

Confirmation of Fine Art Practice

Identifying your key research areas, you will refine then further review your evolving practice. on the resolution of technical details. Considering presentation, culminating in a curated exhibition.

Photo-Media Practices | Support Module >.

Module based in the photographic studios, you will extend your awareness of photographic technologies developing creative approaches to image making in fine art formats. 

Development of Drawing Processes | Support Module >.

Module encouraging you to explore conceptual and unorthodox approaches to drawing related to your studio practice.

Year Two of the BFA encourages students to identify a personalised and relevant working methodology.

Sustaining and developing a specialism and area of interest you will deepen your research, appropriate to its context.

Visiting Lecturers >.

Rebecca Ackroyd

Artist

Olivia Bax

Artist

 
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Kitty Reford

Artist & Printmaker 

Terry Flower

Artist 

Dr Cinzia Cremona

Artist

Refinement of Fine Art Processes

In this module you will confirm and refine the significant concepts and processes of your practice and prepare for rigorous practical engagement.

Professional Fine Art Practice

For this module you will synthesise your learning in a major body of work displayed in curated group exhibitions at college, including the School of Art Degree Show and potentially in a London gallery.

In Year Three you will integrate your, now highly refined,  research into a group exhibition. This will be the cumulation of a body of work, rewarded for its ambition and scope.  With the support of tutors and technicians you will present presenting significant work[s], informed by a critical framework developed via your dissertation.

Personal Development Planning

This research-based module encourages students to plan for the Professional Fine Art Practice module. Students will undertake in-depth contextual and technical research into their personal development and professional career directions.

Dissertation

A detailed investigation of an agreed subject that mobilises the theoretical and contextual underpinning of fine art. You will be required to write a dissertation that demonstrates your ability to present independent research and argue coherently.

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