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The UCL Slade School of Fine Art is concerned with contemporary art and the practice, history and theories that inform it. It approaches the study and practice of art in an investigative, experimental and research-oriented way, contributing to the lively discourses of contemporary art, nationally and internationally.

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Fine Art

Why study Fine Art at UCL?

You will work alongside students studying on the BA or BFA in Fine Art and specialise in painting, sculpture or fine art media (which includes electronic media, photography, print, film and video, and sound). All Slade staff are actively involved in research and teaching and have a diverse range of interests and expertise. In addition to extensive academic facilities, UCL's central London location enables easy access to world-class galleries, museums, libraries, theatres and cultural institutions.

What you will gain from study at UCL

You are expected to be highly motivated and able to work independently under the guidance of your personal tutor. Each subject area provides a focused environment in which to address the practice and theory of the subject. Students participate in a programme of seminars, visiting artists, gallery visits and workshops in addition to tutorials, and can opt to take a history and theory of art course within the department.

Teaching and assessment

Studio work is assessed at the end of your studies and those following a history and theory of art course submit written work for assessment.

Modules in Fine Art

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and encouraged to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Students may specialise in painting, sculpture or fine art media. Please note: students who select this programme take their full credit load in the Slade and cannot select modules from other UCL departments.

Core module

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SSFA0035 Independent Studio Programme in Fine Art 16/32 (US) 30/60 (ECTS) 2/4 (CU)

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Lou Adkin and Clare Meckled-Szembek
+44 (0)20 3108 1304
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