How to Find the Best Fine Art Degree Course in London?

Tahlia Guilds
Jan 11, 2017 · 3 min read
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When you are on the lookout for the best fine art degree course in London, it implies that you must be looking for the best place to study fine art at the under graduate level. To know about it, you can log on to the website of The Complete University Guide, which carries an authentic listing of all Universities in the UK that offer courses in Art and Design. The list includes the names of universities ranked according to its overall score that has been based upon other criteria like student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. It also includes the average UCAS tariff score that is required to become eligible for applying for the course. The student satisfaction index is a reflection of the quality of teaching and the graduate prospects index is an indication of the prospects of employability on completion of the course.

Know about what is on offer

You might be confused a bit on going through the list because knowing the names of universities and its rankings are not much useful unless you know about the course contents that the universities offer. Before searching for the best course in fine art and the places where it can be studied, you should know about what the courses offer in general so that you can compare it with your expectations and then identify the course that suits you best. It all begins with a thorough understanding of what a fine art degree can give you.

Understanding the scope of a degree in fine art

What really do you learn in any course of fine art? The historical and theoretical foundations of the subjects form the basis of learning that teach about the roots of the art form and how it has evolved with time. The practical classes expose students to the studio floors where they get the opportunity of honing their creative skills. The studio work is central to all courses that offer specialisation in painting, sculpture, installation, and photography, printing and digital media. Students are exposed to the bigger world of art by listening to the lectures of professional artists, critics and curators who are invited to enlighten the students. This is the place where students can demonstrate, discuss and analyse their own creations with peers and tutors and get involved in the process of interactive learning.

Design degrees are closely linked to the digital media and there is a host of specialisations to choose from. Illustration, graphic design, interior design, textile design, fashion design, animation, jewellery design, theatre design computer game design, animation and product design are some specialisations to choose from.

Assess your ability

May be your creative instincts have prompted you to take up a degree in fine art. But you should be ready to produce a portfolio of your artwork during the process of learning. And it should be impressive enough to draw attention because what you can actually do matters much more than the scores that you obtain in the learning process.

In fine art, talent stands out, and the degree is like a crown on it.

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