B.A. Fine Art (5-year Programme)

University of Edinburgh
In Edinburgh (Scotland)

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Start Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
Description

The Fine Art programme has earned a national reputation. The courses and hours of study are equally distributed between History of Art and Fine Art.

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Edinburgh
Centre For Population Health Sciences, Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG, Midlothian/Edinburghshire, Scotland
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Edinburgh
Centre For Population Health Sciences, Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG, Midlothian/Edinburghshire, Scotland
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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Course Content

You will study both History of Art and studio-based disciplines over the course of this five-year programme, including painting, sculpture, intermedia art and printmaking.

This programme combines the studio practice of fine art with the academic study of the history of art, and is unique in its duration and the fact that equal weight is given to each side of the course over the five years of study. The intention is to produce graduates who have a professional understanding of artistic practice and who also possess an extensive and well-based knowledge and understanding of art history and the methods of its study. While undertaking your practice-based study you will work in purpose-built studios in a friendly and challenging creative practice environment; the other half of your studies will be spent with students from a wide range of humanities subjects (especially in the early years) studying the intensive Art History component of the programme.

Year 1

Your study is equally weighted between the history of art and art practice in Years 1 and 2. You will be working in studios alongside students studying BA (Hons) subjects in the School of Art. You will follow year-long studio and research courses with projects that introduce different methods, materials and approaches to art practice. Teaching in the School of Art is tutorial-, seminar- and critique-based. Within history of art, you will take History of Art 1 and one more semester-long course that you will choose. These courses cover the period from the fall of the Roman Empire to the end of the Counter-Reformation.

Year 2

Within the studio you will begin to study with a more focused range of materiality and practices. Regular seminar discussion will provide links between art history and studio methodologies. Within history of art, you will take History of Art 2 and a course on classical art.

Year 3

You will follow the studio and research courses alongside BA (Hons) students in the School of Art. The emphasis shifts from projects to deadlines and you will have the opportunity to engage in external projects and events, alongside extended periods of supported, independent study.

Within history of art you may choose from a wide variety of specialist topics including aspects of ancient, medieval, Renaissance and modern art in Europe, and also of Islamic and Chinese art, or contemporary art history and theory courses, covering cutting-edge practices in the 21st century in an international context. You will write an independent history of art project in both Year 3 and Year 4.

Year 4

As Year 3.

Year 5

You will write a history of art dissertation on a topic of your choice. The major part of the year is taken up with research, and production of your work in the studios. The latter culminates in the presentation of your artwork at the public Degree Show exhibitions in early summer.

Courses include:

  • Sinners, Saints and Seers: Scottish, Irish and English art from 600-900
  • Rome: From Imperial Capital to Holy City, c. 300-1300
  • The Detailed Imagination: Netherlandish Painting in the Age of Jan van Eyck
  • Miniatures, frescoes, icons: the figural arts in the Islamic world (7th-15th century)
  • Antiquity Recovered: Imag(in)ing Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Architecture in Scotland before 1650
  • How to Make Italian Renaissance Art: Media, Methods and Materials in Theory and Practice 1400-1550
  • Golden Age Spain: Art, Politics and Religion
  • Caravaggio, 'the man who came to destroy painting,?
  • The Rise of the Aesthetic: Art, Nature and the Ideal
  • Picturing Authority: Art and Politics at the Tudor and Stuart Courts
  • The Italian Renaissance Villa
  • Sinners, Saints and Seers: Scottish, Irish and English art from 600-900
  • The Detailed Imagination: Netherlandish Painting in the Age of Jan van Eyck
  • Europe 1900: Nationalism and Decadence at the Fin-De-Siecle
  • Scottish Art in the Age of Change 1945-2000
  • Rome: From Imperial Capital to Holy City, c. 300-1300
  • Modern Art in Shanghai, 1840-1930
  • Sacred and Profane Painting in Quattrocento Italy
  • How to Make Italian Renaissance Art: Media, Methods and Materials in Theory and Practice 1400-1550
  • Golden Age Spain: Art, Politics and Religion
  • City as a Work of Art: Western Urbanism 1960 to the Present Day
  • The Rise of the Aesthetic: Art, Nature and the Ideal
  • Miniatures, frescoes, icons: the figural arts in the Islamic world (7th-15th century)
  • Antiquity Recovered: Imag(in)ing Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Caravaggio, 'the man who came to destroy painting,?
  • Picturing Authority: Art and Politics at the Tudor and Stuart Courts
  • Fractures: The Origin, Development and Influence of Cubist Painting
  • Architecture in Scotland before 1650
  • Victorian Architecture: Themes and Ideas 1840-1914
  • The Italian Renaissance Villa
  • CONTEMPORARY ART: THEORIES AND METHODS
  • Histories and theories of photography
  • Sexual Politics and the Image
  • German Architecture in the Twentieth Century
  • Architecture of the Russian and Soviet Avant-Gardes

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