When & Where

  • Orange calendar icon 2 October 2024 - 12 June 2025 ( 360 hours, 30 weeks )
  • Orange map marker icon Chelsea Centre

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code C24FATC01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

The top-up degree programme is designed for people who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject and now wish to convert their existing qualification into a full BA honours qualification in the heart of London. Close to important museums and galleries, this dynamic and thought provoking course is taught by a team of dedicated lecturers with a broad range of fine art and creative industry experience and expertise. The programme will help you develop your creative voice, within the context of your practice as an emerging professional artist. Supporting you through a broad range of hands-on experiences and critical investigation. The course provides excellent quality of higher education in Fine Art; particularly the high level of lecturer contact and personalised individual support. Our fine art studios are also a much sought-after resource, encouraging deep research and collaboration. We offer an intellectually stretching yet supportive environment which encourages the diverse and multidisciplinary approaches to fine art production. We also encourage and seek out people from the widest range of backgrounds and cultures to apply and be involved in the evolving discussion of what art can be in contemporary society. The course provides many opportunities that promote new forms of experimentation, collaboration and enjoyment. At the Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries, you will form part of a dynamic and well established community of like-minded people and artists working in varied fields and media. On successful completion of this course you will achieve a Fine Art BA (hons) accredited by Ravensbourne University.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Research - systematically apply research methods which inform the direction of your art practice.
  • Critical analysis - develop analytical and critical thinking and reflection leading to a critically supported art practice.
  • Context - apply in-depth understanding of historical and contemporary creative practice.
  • Techniques - develop sophisticated and professional techniques and processes
  • Problem solving - develop skills that allow for creative risk taking.
  • Communication - communicate and present ideas which convey your message, applied through professional and academic contexts.
  • Professional progress - apply own creative practice to contemporary art industry standards.
  • Collaboration - develop collaborative professional qualities, which contribute to the growth of an emerging professional artist.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Top Up) - Morley College London [RAVENSBOURNE]

Class format and activities

Tutorials (Individual & Group), Group Critiques, Seminars, Lectures, Practical Workshops and Study Visits.

Entry requirements

This course is equivalent to the 3rd year of a university degree. Applicants are expected to have successfully completed an HND or Foundation Degree in Art & Design (or related discipline) and have a strong interest in contemporary art. You also need good levels of writing skills in English and basic computer skills.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will need to carry out independent research in the studio, at home and visiting galleries; Some written work will need to be produced outside of course hours.

What you need

You will need to buy your own materials and equipment. Further information will be given at the start of the course.

What you can do next

After this course you can go on to study an MA qualification or enter employment as a self employed practising artist, fine art photographer, professional printmaker; or become involved in curating, museum and gallery work, teaching, creative consultation, community arts work, arts management and administration; or other areas of the creative industries including advertising, film and video production, software design or self-employed designer. Employers from a range of industries, who are seeking flexible, self-motivated and creative individuals, seek out Fine Art graduates.


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