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Studio Art

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art provides students with experience and skills in studio art practice, including the areas of: Ceramics, Digital Media & Emerging Technology, Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, and Textiles, as well as interdisciplinary investigations that cross over these areas.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BA (Hons)) Studio Art

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Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year One

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Students are encouraged to explore different areas of studio art production in order to acquire a broad background in various mediums and techniques. Classes in Art History help students develop skills in writing, research, and knowledge of the histories and institutions of art in a global context. As they progress in the degree students move from Introductory (200-level) course to Foundation (300-level) course to Intermediate (400-level) and Advanced (500-level) courses. All majors must take at least one 300-level Foundation course, and it is recommended that students a 300-level class before they progress to 400- and 500-level coursework. During their final year, students take an Interdisciplinary studio capstone course (either ART 600: Studio Process and Professional Practices or ART 619 Exhibition Design), which combines research, writing, seminar, and critique to reflect upon work made in previous studio courses and contextualize it within professional and institutional practices of the field. The program takes advantage of the Bay Area’s rich cultural resources, galleries, museums, and art community through field trips and visiting artists. Students are also encouraged to gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge of the field through an internship. All students must also take ART 509 a 1-unit Art Professional Service Practicum in which they gain experience in studio and gallery/museum fields, including research assistants, gallery attendants, studio art production assistants.

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Important

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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