Our studio-based BA(Hons) Fine Arts course actively encourages different creative approaches. The course aims to develop your practice in areas such as painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, print and time-based or digital media. Our practical classes are based in art studios in very rustic downtown Larnaca, where you will benefit from a vibrant creative environment, free studio space and a range of work and volunteering opportunities. All our staff are active practitioners, with the conceptual, technical and professional skills to support a variety of approaches.
You will have many opportunities to exhibit your work, both on campus and externally, and we encourage residencies and placements in the local arts community. Our degree shows are attended by hundreds of visitors of the general public and various art professionals and offers a fantastic platform for your work.
Teaching and Learning
Throughout your studies you will be offered regular structured tutorials and group critiques with your tutors and with visiting artists. In these sessions your work in progress, research material and completed work will be discussed and you will be given advice, guidance and suggestions on how to proceed and relevant areas to research.
Group seminars will offer you the opportunity to consider and discuss various aspects of art practices. Lectures and seminars will seek to provide you with the theoretical and cultural context for your practice.
All modules are assessed according to the level of attainment of pre-determined learning outcomes. A variety of assessment methods are used including projects, essays, group presentations and visual presentation. There are no exams. Critical evaluations are written throughout the course. In these you are expected to critique and analyse your own work and also relate it to the broader context and history of fine art practice. Marks from modules undertaken in Year 2 and 3 will contribute to your final degree.
Enrolment and Duration
This is a 3 year full time programme comprising of 12 modules. Each year commences in late September or in some cases, early October and runs for a period of 32 weeks. Students may enrol up to 2 weeks before the course starting date however, early enrolment is advised as places are limited.
Candidates must be at least 17 years of age by 1st September of the year they wish to enter onto the course and must hold a Secondary School Diploma and have sufficient knowledge of the English language.
To achieve the BA(Hons) degree award in Fine Arts, students are required to complete all modules within the full duration of the course, earning a total of 360 credits. Students who complete all first year modules (120 credits) will be eligible for a Certificate in Fine Art; Students who complete all first and second year modules (240 credits) will be eligible for a Diploma. (See Course Structure)
Graduates go on to careers as artists, designers, curators, arts administrators, and educators, or to postgraduate study such as the Master’s degree course in Design or teacher training.
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