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Fine and Applied Arts Courses at UWTSD Swansea Campus

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  • 66 67BA (Hons) Photography & Video

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    The Fine Art course at Swansea equips graduates with the skills to enter a number of career paths. recent graduates have gone on to become visual artists and curators in their own right, winning the Wales artist of the year award and curating and exhibiting internationally. Some have initiated visual arts spaces such as elysium and red door, while others have pursued careers in teaching, lecturing, arts administration and technical support. others have pursued residencies and postgraduate courses, including at the royal college of art.

  • 72 73BA (Hons) Fine Art

    Are you a creative person who likes to experiment with ideas through visual expression?at the core of our fine art programmes is a desire to explore how you as an artist can express your ideas through a variety of visual media.

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    The Faculty staff and visiting artists who teach on the programmes will encourage you to develop your own personal visual language through your chosen media. The Fine Art studio spaces are animated places where lively discussions include the relationship between concepts and the appropriate means of expressing these materially and visually. No medium or method is excluded - we encourage students to consider which material is most pertinent for their ideas, from 3D fabrication to painting and drawing to video, performance and installation. There is no hierarchy of medium and a flexibility of approach is paramount.

    At the very start of the course you will learn technical skills through a series of workshops that will give you the confidence to utilise the medium most suitable to realise your ideas, as is appropriate for contemporary fine arts practice. As the course progresses you are encouraged to evolve your own themes and approaches and to become increasingly self-directed.

    Throughout the course you will be given support, direction and advice by the programme team via tutorials, group seminars and critiques. Visual Studies, Historical and Contextual Studies and Professional Practice for Artists and Designers are further elements of the course that inform and support the major study modules. These allow for contextualisation and interaction with staff and students from other disciplines within the Faculty of Art & Design.

    The Fine Art department also has strong links with the Printmaking studio where the students are encouraged to develop an awareness of Fine Art printmaking practice within the context of their own area of study. Further links to the Photographic, Illustration and Surface Pattern programmes also allow for greater diversity of thought and process within this environment.

    The Fine Art programmes have a major aim to provide a stimulating, creative and challenging environment in which you can locate and expand your individual visual language, informed by historical references, contemporary arts practice and discourses.

    You are encouraged to experiment with different methods and gain technical expertise and confidence in a range of media so that your ideas are expressed through appropriate means in an innovative and exciting way.

    The Fine Art degree course provides a stimulating environment that continuously encourages students to develop and express their own individual visual language. Workshops offer the opportunity to enhance skills and the support from the tutors and technicians is invaluable.

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    Fine Art (Combined Media) Fine Art (Painting & Drawing) Fine Art (3D and Sculptural Practice)

    Year 1

    Year 1 is diagnostic and teaching intensive. You will be introduced to materials, techniques and a variety of methods through a structured programme of workshops, visual studies and contextual studies.

    Semester 1 includes workshops on Drawing, Painting, 3D, Printmaking, Video and Construction. The underlying core of this Semester, which then permeates throughout the whole course, is discussion of the significance of a conceptual framework, within which to articulate your developing ideas. This is seen asfundamental.

    In Semester 2 you will continue to explore a range of media with which to distil your

    ideas. Both Semester 1 and 2 include an umbrella project which students are encouraged to creatively interpret and use as a catalyst to develop an independent research process. This research becomes fundamental to students progress, and is assessed accordingly.

    Year 2

    Year 2 builds on the experiences gained at Level 1 and consolidates skills. At this level you are expected to take chances, experiment and evaluate your individual approach. At the end of the 4th Semester you will participate in an exhibition so that you develop skills in presenting work for public scrutiny.

    Year 3

    Year 3 consolidates the contextualisation of your work and the development of a clear direction for your practice through your own visual language. Your programme of study within the major modules at this stage is self-directed and negotiated with your tutors, theoretically underpinned by a written dissertation. Semester 6 leads to the degree show exhibition which is seen very much as a celebration and culmination of your time here. Tutor led discussions revolve around the significance of display as an integral part of the process of making art. As part of this, students take on important organisation tasks such as fundraising, catalogue design and publication, press releases and marketing.fi




  • 76 77BA (Hons) Fine Art

    Within the context of Fine Art all media are considered equal. Students are encouraged to experiment with any medium relevant to their ideas or conversely to further develop ideas as suggested by medium. The relationship between concept and material is always discussed within these studio processes.

    It follows that work from this pathway is as likely to be a sculptural or video installation, performative work, site specific work, relational projects, or indeed a combination of any of theabove.

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    Painting & Drawing engages with a range of perceptual, cognitive and speculative processes. This involves a technical grounding and a strong involvement in the critical and philosophical dimensions of practice.

    Workshops in the first year introduce the action of drawing as an objective means of physically understanding and perceiving a subject. This is further elaborated with the encouraged use of drawing books as a practical research method to aid both construction and dissemination of ideas.

    Painting workshops expand these discussions by further exploring colour theories and spatialconcerns.

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    3D and Sculptural Practice

    3D and Sculptural Practice is firmly placed within Fine Art and questions conventional attitudes towards sculpture within the context of this expanding field. Innovation and experimentation are actively encouraged and supported. It explores the use of materials and processes to enable students to develop their own personal visual language and understanding within a contemporary and broader Fine Art context.

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    Surface Pattern design Programmes

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  • 84 85BA (Hons) Surface Pattern Design

    The Surface Design portfolio is all about a passion for the creation of exciting and innovative surfaces and structures, which consider colour, texture, image and concept within the context of contemporary art and design practice.

    The world really can be your oyster on this course! We have an amazing and enviable range of digital equipment and facilities including luxurious computer suites, lasercutters and engravers, digital textile printers, a digital embroiderer and water jet cutter. Our non-digital equipment is equally impressive with full facilities for dyeing, screen printing, stitch, metalwork and much more. In addition to this, you will have your own personal space in our lively, light and airy studio accommodating all three years of the course.

    We focus on creative inspiration, which will allow you to fully develop your individual voice and style. Initially you will experience a wide range of techniques, processes and materials. You will explore the exciting potential that comes with combining traditional skills with the latest cutting edge digital technology. This will be taught through a vibrant