Fine Art - BA (Hons) [Full-Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Art and Design

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  W100


This course will allow you to explore a broad range of techniques and processes that will enable you to develop your practice. You will have the opportunity to engage in studio practice modules that cover both traditional and contemporary practices such as drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and digital practice, alongside developing your theoretical and contextual awareness. The practice-based modules are accompanied by live briefs, site specific working and exhibition opportunities which give you valuable experiences as a professional practitioner. You will have access to a wide range of fully equipped specialist practical workshops which include wood, metal, ceramic, traditional and digital print, 3D digital design, lens based, domestic and industrial sewing. Alongside these you will have access to our dedicated drawing studio and large scale working spaces and your own studio space. The studio is central to our delivery and through workshops, seminars and lectures you will develop an individual practice that is exciting, engaging, intellectual and personal to you.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 3 Years
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Work Ready Guarantee

As part of our work-ready guarantee you will be exposed to live briefs and exhibition opportunities that will prepare you for your independent practice. You will complete modules in both traditional and contemporary practical skills, alongside building your professional skills. Work-based modules will give you the opportunity to develop your exhibition portfolio. Exhibitions this year have included a year-long exhibition in Alnwick Gardens, student curated exhibitions and collaborative projects between students and independent artists.

Who the course is for

This course is for students who intend to follow a career in Fine Art. Most students will have completed a full time post 16 programme of study in Art & Design.

Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course, you will gain a BA (Hons) Fine Art by NCG. 

How to Apply


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email

Applications received for Art and Design and Digital Arts courses will require an interview and portfolio check.

Course Content

Year one:
Academic Study Skills
Contextual Studies 1
Digital Practice
Introduction to Site
Introduction to Studio Practice
Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
Work Related Learning

Year two:
Contextual Studies 2
Professional Development
Studio Practice 1
Studio Practice 2
Work-Based Learning

Year three:
Realisation of Practice
Research Methods

Learning Methods

The course centres on a programme of assignments designed to put your skills to the test. Teaching is mainly delivered through practical projects, small group work, lectures and private study. As well as developing your specialist skills, you will learn how to research, evaluate and present your ideas clearly and solve problems creatively, adopting a professional approach to your work.

Assessment Methods

You will produce a portfolio of work evidencing the modules of the qualification which is assessed and moderated as the course progresses.

Progression Opportunities

Students may also progress onto an appropriate Masters programme or PGCE.

Career Opportunities

Graduating students can embark on a rich and varied career path ranging from practitioner, curator, arts management to community work and art education.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 48 - 64 UCAS Tariff Points at A-level, BTEC QCF Subsidiary, 90 Credit, National or Extended Diploma; Pass in Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design).

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience. 

If English is not your first language, an English language test score of 5.5 is required.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.