Middlesex University

Course Introduction


Our four BA Fine Art degree pathways embrace fine art as an open discipline constructed from many different studio practices and a critical involvement with ideas, culture and society. You will explore a range of artistic practices (including installation, performance, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital arts, film and video) through making, research and critique. Our suite of BA degrees opens the door to a wide range of creative and professional possibilities.

Why study BA Fine Art at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex we have the facilities and the expertise to enhance your exploration of all kinds of art, from traditional forms like painting and sculpture to more contemporary approaches including digital arts, installation, and socially engaged practices. We place an emphasis on learning about art practice, history and theory through studio'based teaching and you will benefit from having an individual tutor as well as being part of a small, friendly peer group.

As a student, you will have the freedom to work independently within the tutorial framework so that you can develop self'discipline, experience of making and showing your work, and critical skills. This approach often leads to student'led collaborations, which contribute to the collective ethos of the course. Initiatives have included a range of exhibitions and events, and many collaborative groups have continued professionally beyond Middlesex.


BA (Hons) Fine Art supports you in fulfilling your capacity for self'directed learning through the production of an ambitious body of work; you will explore the relationship between studio and exhibition, making and dissemination, and reflect on the role of different audiences.

BA (Hons) Fine Art Social Practice approaches art practice in its social contexts and offers you the opportunity to engage with a range of communities and institutions with the common goal of making a positive impact to the world around you.

BA (Hons) Fine Art Multimedia Practice supports you in expanding your creative practice and technical expertise with particular emphasis on viewer interaction, contemporary sound and video technologies and digital techniques.

BA (Hons) Fine Art Critical Practice is addressed to students who conceive of their art practice as involved in an in'depth and on'going dialogue with the critical, theoretical, philosophical and historical discourses that surround and inform it.

Course highlights

Our outstanding facilities in The Grove, our specialist building for art, design, media and performing arts, are among the best in the country

You are taught by practicing artists who exhibit and sell their work globally and work across a wide range of media including photography, painting, film, installation, sound and interactive art

At the end of Level 5 (year 2) you have the option of our distinct pathways (BA Fine Art; BA Fine Art Social Practice; BA Fine Art Multimedia Practice; BA Fine Art Critical Practice), which reflect and benefit from particular areas of staff expertise and achievement.

A regular Fine Art lecture series from visiting artists and curators provides insight into professional experience

At the end of your degree you will exhibit your work at our Degree Show, a great opportunity to showcase your talents to the creative industry

A flexible part'time study option and supportive staff mean it's easy to balance your studies with other commitments

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Year 1:

Fine Art Practice: Beginnings and Directions (60 credits) ' Compulsory

Formations of Fine Art Practice (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Starting Out: Art Education and Educating Art (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Year 2:

Fine Art Practice and Development (60 credits) ' Compulsory

Fine Art Theories and Practices (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Art Practice and the Community: Placement (30 credits) ' Optional

Art and Philosophy (30 credits) ' Optional

Fine Art Practice, Research and Reflection (30 credits) ' Optional

Sound, Video and Interactivity Context and Practice (30 credits) ' Optional

Year 3:

Critical and Contextual Proposition (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Art Practice, Collaborations, Community Participation and Exhibition (60 credits) ' Optional

Art Practice, Philosophy and Exhibition (60 credits) ' Compulsory

Professional Awareness, Peer Critique and Curatorial Practice (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Sound, Video and Interactivity (30 credits) ' Optional

Specialist Development, Practice and Exhibition (60 credits) ' Optional

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,000 Overseas Fees