MCAST Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Arts

MCAST Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Arts
Course Code AD6-02-15
MQF Level Level 6
Duration 3 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

or

MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Design Crafts)

or

2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Level: Art, or Art and Design, or equivalent

Other Entry Requirements Interview and portfolio
Course Description This degree is a synthesis of the most important elements of professional fine art practice, concerned as they are with underpinning knowledge, fundamental skills and understanding.  Students will have the opportunity to appreciate and develop a range of practical fine art disciplines, including drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking and digital imaging.  They will be encouraged to investigate the multidimensional aspect of fine art theory and practice, as well as a broad variety of subject matters, such as spiritual, moral, ethical, as well as environmental and socio-cultural issues.  The course will stimulate students in developing both their own personal advancement and the right assets to establish a studio practice.
Study/Course Delivery The course encourages independent learning and develops learners’ ability to explore, apply and extend their learning in different contexts and situations. Students will also benefit from shared lectures, projects and workshops, and are generally expected to work in multidisciplinary teams on real-life cases.
Assessment The course includes a wide variety of assessment methods including design projects, presentations, practical projects and written work. The assessment is continuous throughout the course.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Develop, research and investigative skills in relation to historical and contemporary practice in fine art

2. Synthesise a range of concepts, knowledge and skills relating to fine art

3. Engage with complex and/or unpredictable situations in fine art contexts

4. Apply complex theories to practical realistic work situations in the fine art sectors.

Core Study Units
  • Drawing 1 (Anatomy)
  • Drawing 2 (Visual Language)
  • Visual Communication
  • Contextual Studies
  • Sculpture 1
  • Painting 1
  • Multi-disciplinary Storytelling and Narratives
  • Digital Media in Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Communication Skills (English)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Contextual Studies and Research Methods
  • Professional Studies and Entrepreneurship
Specialist Units
  • Multimedia in Fine Art
  • Sculpture 2
  • Painting 2
  • Developing a 3D Language
  • Specialist Studio Practice 1
  • Practical Project
  • Contemporary Drawing Applications
  • Fine Art Printing Techniques
  • Art Theory and Criticism
  • Specialist Studio Practice 2
  • Personal Style and Self-promotion
  • Exhibiting and Curating Art Work
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion After the completion of the first 120 ECTS relating to the first two years of the programme, students will be awarded a Higher Diploma in Fine Arts.
Career Opportunities
  • Freelance fine artist
  • Illustrator
  • Concept artist
  • Storyboard artist

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