Degree Structure

Choosing Fine Art as a major in a Bachelor of Arts Degree, or a Bachelor of Social Science degree

NOTES:

Students wishing to major in Fine Art must complete the following modules at Level 1 and Level 2 (first and second year) in order to be able to enter Level 3 (third year):

  • two 16 credit modules in their chosen area of specialization (i.e. FIAR102 & 202, or FIAR103 & 203)
  • two 16 credit Art History modules (AHIS110 & AHIS210)
  • At least one of the 16 credit drawing modules as one of their electives, in addition to above compulsory modules. This means choosing FIAR101 or FIAR201 at some point during Level 1 and 2 studies.

At level 100 (first year): 32 credits selected from:

  • AHIS110 Western Art (16C)
  • FIAR102 Fine Art 1: Two-Dimensional Studio-Work (16C) FIAR103 Fine Art 1: Ceramics (16C)
  • FIAR101 Fine Art 1: Drawing & Design (16C)

At level 200 (second year): 32 credits selected from:

  • AHIS210 Africa: Art of a Continent (16C)
  • FIAR202 Fine Art 2: Two-Dimensional Studio-Work (16C) FIAR203 Ceramics (16C)
  • FIAR201 Fine Art 2: Expressive Drawing (16C)

At level 300 (third year): (Please note that FIAR301 P1 is a prerequisite for FIAR302 P2)

  • FIAR301 P1 – Fine Art 3: Studio-Work A (32C) FIAR302 P2 – Fine Art 3: Studio-Work B (32C)
  • AHIS310 20th Century Art, Visual Culture & Theory I (16C) AHIS330 Art and Museum Practice (16C)
  • AHIS340 Contemporary African Art (16C)

The list of Art history modules offered may be amended. For further information, contact the head of discipline.

Choosing the structured degree: Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art (BAVA)

NOTES:

At third year level, BAVA students must complete three AHIS modules*, unless students choose Digital Arts as an area of specialisation within the Fine Arts BAVA structured degree. In this case students may substitute 16 credits of Art History credits with the Digital Arts theory modules DIGA311.

 

*The list of Art history modules offered may be amended. For further information, contact the head of discipline.

 

At level 100 (first year): 128 credits selected from

  • FIAR101 Fine Art 1: Drawing & Design (16C)
  • FIAR102 Fine Art 1: Two-Dimensional Studio-Work (16C)
  • FIAR103 Fine Art 1: Ceramics
  • DIGA101 Introduction to Digital Arts (16C)
  • DIGA110 Introduction to Digital Art Theory (16C)
  • Approved electives in other subjects to the maximum value of 48 credits. ACCS110 P1 Effective writing for the Social Sciences is strongly recommended to be taken as an elective at Level One.

At level 200 (second year): 128 credits selected from

  • FIAR201 Fine Art 2: Expressive Drawing (16C)
  • FIAR202 Fine Art 2: Two-Dimensional Studio-Work (16C)
  • FIAR203 Fine Art 2: Ceramics (16C)
  • AHIS210 – Africa: Art of a Continent (16C) DIGA201 Applied Digital Art (16C)
  • Approved electives in other subjects to the maximum value of 48 credits.

At level 300 (third year): 128 credits selected from

  • FIAR301 Fine Art 3: Studio-Work A (32C)
  • FIAR302 Fine Art 3: Studio-Work B (32C)
  • AHIS310 20th Century Art, Visual Culture & Theory I (16C)
  • AHIS330 Art and Museum Practice (16C)
  • AHIS340 Contemporary African Art (16C) DIGA301 Advanced Digital Arts I (16C)
  • DIGA302 Advanced Digital Arts 2 (16C)
  • DIGA311 Digital Theory (16C)