School of the Arts, English and Drama

Undergraduate study

Fine Art


Assessment is carried out using a number of different methods, including appraisal of: individual studio practice, supporting research, documentation and sketchbooks; academic essays; written artist statements and reports; oral presentations and pechakucha; exhibition-making; portfolios and final year dissertation.

For example:

In the final third year module Fine Art Practice: Final Project, students are expected to produce a body of self-directed studio work which consolidates the knowledge and experience gained throughout the programme.

After an interim PechaKucha presentation, students go on to present a coherent and original body of work to the highest possible professional standards in an assessed exhibition. Alongside the practical outcomes, final assessment includes a written 500-word critical artist’s statement which situates the body of work within relevant art histories and contemporary contexts.