BA(Hons) Fine Arts
The study of Fine Arts is a process of continual debate and questioning; of exploring and interrogating set perspectives. Contemporary fine art practice constantly negotiates with its surroundings and histories, in a role that is subversive and ever-changing.
This programme situates itself at the crossroads of contemporary Western and Asian cultures, acknowledging the demands of different world views. It unites specialised areas, from traditional disciplines to newer art forms, providing wider options of expression relevant to the global evolution of fine arts.
The curriculum is developed to encourage diversity and a broad-based inquiry into contemporary art practices, and to encourage you to delve into possible collaborations with other disciplines such as science, humanities, and technology. Through a myriad of materials and methodologies, you will develop capabilities to become an interdisciplinary artist who is resourceful in the articulation of your research interest.
You will be able to engage and approach your professional practice in a reflective and analytical manner, and manifest your unique point of view toward art, culture and society. Modules such as Practical Studio and Contextual Studies aim to provide finesse in your development as an independent arts practitioner, and challenge you in areas of research, critical thinking and observational skills.
In Level 1, all the basic Fine Art mediums will be introduced, and you will be exposed to Painting, Printmaking, Drawing and Sculpture, and be able to explore your interests in each medium without having to focus exclusively on one particular form of making art. Through this immersive experience, you will learn and understand each medium well enough to utilise them effectively when you encounter more conceptual projects in Level 2 and 3 and to leverage on this knowledge for your research-related studies.
By activating a deeper level of inquiry within your creative process, you will gain more confidence in your practice and become a more engaged, resourceful, and sensitive artist who can react and respond responsibly and with maturity towards social, political and cultural issues that are raised through your art.
Career Paths: Art Consultant, Art Writer/Reviewer, Art Dealer, Art Conservator and Restorer, Art Teacher/ Educator, Museum Researcher, Gallery/Museum Managers, Illustrator, Model and Prop Maker, Painter, Printmaker, Photographer, Sculptor, Video Artist