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Bath Spa University

Creative Arts

This programme is ideal for adventurous students who do not wish to be restricted within the boundaries of a single art discipline. The programme is concerned with contemporary creativity. It combines the opportunity for original and practical work with the challenges of critical thought and reflection across six major subjects (of which you choose two): Art, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama Studies, Mixed Media Textiles, Music, Visual Design. The Creative Arts programme is linked through the Socrates scheme to the University of Hildesheim in Germany, providing the opportunity to study in Germany for one term. We also have links in Dance with Barcelona, Spain and Bytom, Poland; in Drama with Klaipeda, Lithuania; in Music with Joensuu, Finland; and in Textile Design with Oslo, Norway, offering good opportunities for exchange.
Duration 3 years full time; part time available.
Level BA Combined Hons
Cost UK Home/EU Tuition Fees 2012/13: £9,000. Bursaries of up to £1,200 available.
You will develop the creative and critical skills needed to articulate your work as an individual artist. In addition you will learn to function as part of a creative community, alongside artists in other media. An important emphasis in Creative Arts is on the support of practice by theory. We assume that you are primarily artists who are driven by the desire to create in a variety of media, and much of your time will be taken up with making things; theoretical or critical elements in the programme are aimed at supporting and enabling your personal practice. You will need energy and commitment in day-to-day working, and versatility in moving between different media and teaching styles.
240-300 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB + AS a). Preferred subjects – Art, Art and Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textile Design, Dance, English, Music, Theatre Studies, Drama or Visual Arts (depending on subject choice). Art Foundation course is also acceptable. Offers may be based on folder of work (depending on subject choice).
This is a joint degree in which you choose two subjects. The provision of elective modules and project modules can allow a significant difference in the balance between the two subjects if you want to spend more time on one subject. Elective modules may be chosen from other Creative Arts modules or further modules in your main subjects, where available. Alternatively, you may choose electives from the full range of Modular Scheme subjects. In Year 1 you choose modules from your two Creative Arts subjects (some of which may be compulsory modules), along with elective modules. In Years 2 and 3 you continue your two Creative Arts subjects and, in Year 3, undertake an individual project. Projects may be within one of your two subjects or you may use them to explore relations between the two disciplines. Alternatively you may undertake a collaborative project where you work with another artist.
Contact Information
Institution Bath Spa University
Newton Park Campus
Newton St Loe

Tel: (01225) 876268
Fax: (01225) 875605
Department: School of Humanities and Cultural Industries, Bath Spa University,
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