BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Art MArt Contemporary Art NEW 2008/9BA (Hons) Applied Art NEW 2008/9
BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine ArtA three year course for practical-minded and theoretically aware people who wish to experiment in a fine art context. During this course you will be encouraged to produce work that stretches your skills in making and expands your theoretical knowledge. You will develop your confidence in showing your work and realise your creative ambitions.
Teaching methods include;Lectures Crit groupsTutorials SeminarsField trips Reading groupsSpecialist workshops
Assessment methods include;Exhibition, Essay, Notebook, Presentation, Portfolio
BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine ArtThe course encourages you to look at a broadest range of contemporary fine art practices to help you identify and establish creative strategies for developing your own studio practice. We give you access to our purpose built studios and extremely well-equipped workshop facilities to enable you to achieve your creative ambitions. We offer you the opportunity to gain and improve skills in any of the following areas chosen by you: Painting * Printmaking Film * Photography Video * Sculpture Performance * AnimationInstallation * Sound
BA (Hons) Contemporary Media ArtA three year course for practical-minded and theoretically aware people who wish to experiment with different practical media in a contemporary art context. During this course you will be encouraged to produce work that stretches your skills in making and supported to develop your confidence in showing your work.
Teaching is delivered in a number of ways including;
Lectures Crit groupsTutorials SeminarsSpecialist workshopsField trips Reading groups
We decided to set up this course as our fine art graduates have always found success in media art and related industries, our academic staff and facilities for media based teaching are second to none. The course encourages you to look at a broad range of contemporary lens and time-based practices to help you identify and establish creative strategies for developing your own creativity. We give you access to our extremely well-equipped workshop facilities to enable you to achieve your creative ambitions. We offer you the opportunity to gain and improve skills in any of the following areas chosen by you:
BA (Hons) Contemporary Media ArtFilm Photography Video Animation Audio Installation Interactive Media Performance
During these courses we will expose you to the latest theoretical positions associated with art practice and we will ensure you understand the context within which you study and work.
From the start of the course you will be supported in the development of your critical skills both in relation to your own work and that of others.
Throughout the course we will deliver a series of lectures given by well-respected internationally and nationally active practitioners, acclaimed researchers and visiting artists.BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art & BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Art
BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art & BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Art FIELD TRIPSVenice Biennale, late NovemberLondon Galleries, early NovemberYorkshire Sculpture Park, October
Associated Studies for Contemporary ArtA set of Inductions Workshops into: Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography and Video, Audio and Animation Health and Safety Lecture program which covers; Research, Presentation, Writing, Documentation and Proposal writing. Reading Groups Seminar presentations
Studio Workshop Practice or Media Workshop Practice Lectures Studio Group Teaching Crit Groups, every week Practical workshops Individual tutorialsContemporary CulturesA weekly Lecture and Seminar program. To introduce contextualisation of contemporary culture To identify key concepts and examples of Contemporary Cultures To develop an acquaintance with the use of theoretical and critical texts. To encourage application of textual and visual comprehension and analysis in verbal and written form
Contextual StudiesA series of talks by professional artists and field tripTransmission Lecture series Field trips, London galleries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Baltic, Ikon...
The First Year of study
BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art & BA (Hons) Contemporary Media ArtThe Second year consists of three modules:
Contemporary Art Studio, Workshop & Exhibition Practice or Contemporary Media Art Worshop Practice Contemporary Art Theory Contextual Analysis for Contemporary Art.What happens in the second year
Contemporary Art Studio, Workshop & Exhibition Practice or Contemporary Media Art Worshop PracticeExhibition Theory and Practice Group lectures and SeminarsCrit. GroupsPractical specialist workshopsIndividual Tutorials
Contextual Analysis for Contemporary Art.Transmission Lectures Field tripsContemporary Art TheoryResearch and Methodology LecturesSupport seminarsReading group Specialist led lecture/seminars programs including: Art & Philosophy, Experimental Film & Video, Art & Psychoanalysis
For me, one of the highlights of the course was its exchange programme because it introduced me to a different way of life and revitalised the work I was making.
Chris Gibson (Grenoble exchange 2003)What happens in the second year
Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal (three month exchange - funded)
Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spain (three month exchange - funded)
Tampere Polytecnic,Tampere, Finland (three month exchange - funded)
Kunsthochscule, Berlin, Germany (three month exchange - funded)
Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France (three month exchange - funded)
Ecole Nationale Suprieure dArts, Paris, France (informal agreement, no fixed term - no funding)
Ecole dArt de Grenoble, Grenoble, France (three month exchange - no funding)
Ecole Superieure dArt Visuel, Geneva, Switzerland,(three month exchange - Swiss funded)
Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar,Weimar, Germany (three month exchange - funded)
AUSTRALIAQueensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (six months stay - no funding)
NORTH AMERICAState University New York, Buffalo (new agreement operational 2005/6)
BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art & BA (Hons) Contemporary Media ArtThe Third year consists of two modules:
Contemporary Art Advanced Practiceor Advanced Media Art PracticeTransmission LecturesDegree Show preparation lecturesCrit. groupsSpecialist advanced Workshops and SurgeriesIndividual TutorialsContemporary Art Advanced StudyA choice of;DissertationPlacement and reportSeminar presentation and report.What happens in the Third year
MArt Contemporary Art NEW 2008/9
If, at the end of your second year, you can demonstrate a high level of study on either the BA Contemporary Media Art or BA Contemporary Fine Art course youmay transfer to the four year MArt Contemporary Art.You may also join the MArt course from the start of degree. Doing so enables youto apply for grants and loans for the full four years.
MArt Contemporary Art NEW 2008/9
The MArt Contemporary Art is a four year course combining elements of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
It will appeal to those students who wish to undertake an industrial application to their study underpinned by a strong research focus.The third year of this course consists of postgraduate Research Methods and a specialism in either Curation, Art Writing, Art in Social Contexts. In the fourth year you undertake a semester long work placement or an international exchange with one of our many partner universities around the world. The course is completed with a final degree show of work. The successful completion of the MArt a further one semester of study will see you graduate with a full MA in Contemporary Art
This course is a three year applied course focussing on workshop based core art skills using traditional media and techniques.
The areas of study in the First Year are:Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Art History
+ you can take up to two Options from subjects such as Interior Design, Graphics, Metalwork & Jewellery or you may take a module from the other Fine Art courses or learn a Foreign Language.BA (Hons) Applied Art NEW 2008/9
BA (Hons) Applied Art NEW 2008/9The Second Year of this course sees you specialising in two of the four core areas: Painting, Printmaking, Photography & Sculpture. You will continue to study Drawing and Art History throughout the year.
Additionally you may take up to two Options from subjects such as Interior Design, Graphics, Metalwork & Jewellery or you make take a module from the other Fine Art courses or take a Foreign Language.In the Third Year you will specialise in one of the core areas, completing your practical study with a portfolio of work and exhibition. A set of business development lectures and workshops will round off your theoretical study and prepare you for your creative career.
Staff WorkAndrew SneddonAlice Maude-RoxbyDaniel Gustav Cramer
Staff WorkHester ReeveJulie WestermanDr. Jaspar Joseph-Lester
Staff WorkPaul HaywoodProfessor Michael CorrisVera Dietrich
Staff WorkMark PurcellLesley SandersonNick Stewart
Staff WorkCarl Von WeilerDr Sharon KivlandDavid Cotterrell
The Fine Art Department at Sheffield Hallam University is one of the oldest art institutions in the UK, founded in 1843 as the Sheffield School of Art. Today we are widely regarded as one of the UK's leading centres in Art research. Our staff secured a top rating of 5 in the latest national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) putting us in the top 8 universities for Fine Art in the UK.The Fine Art Department
A 30 million investment programme is helping us take our vision forward, moving all our activities into the centre of Sheffields Cultural Industries Quarter in the city centre. Work is underway on a state of the art new building with Wi-Fi technology and interactive galleries, which will provide a shop window for our innovation and creativity.
We are also investing in our facilities in two other city campus buildings. These will provide brand new art studios and workshops, extensive printmaking facilities, analogue & digital photo studio and darkrooms, video and audio editing suites with video, animation and performance areas. The vision will be completed when our current facilities for art, design and media relocate to the city campus in 2008.
Dawn Shadforth - music video director and winner of MTV awards, working with bands such as Kylie Minogue, Garbage, Oasis and Bjork
Noble and Silver - comedians - winners of Perrier Award at Edinburgh Festival. Recently had their own show on Channel 4.
Jim Prevett - Echo City the UK's entry at X Biennale of Architecture, 2006. Created the central interactive exhibitBecky Lennon - Digital curator of The Big Screen LiverpoolCharlotte White - London's Resonance104.4fm, London's First radio art stationGeorge Longly - Exhibiting artist who will be showing at Basel Art Fair and Frieze Art Fair
Recent Graduate Successes
Nick Park Oscar winning creator of Wallace and Gromit.
Rosalind Nashashibi First woman to win the Beck's Futures prize 2003. Represented Scotland at Venice Biennale 2007.
George Shaw Successful painter exhibiting widely, recently shown at Tate Modern.Successes
Showroom, Art House CinemaS1, Artist run studios and Project SpacePersistance Works, Artist studio and GalleryV&A Millenium Galleries,4 galleries under one roof Site Gallery, International gallery specialising in Lens and Digital ArtGraves Art Gallery, Municipal City Gallery
Foundry, hot metal casting Digital Video and Audio Edit Suites Photographic Department, with analogue & digital processes Printmaking workshop, Screen, Lithography and Etching Bookable project and exhibition spaces Performance, animation, sound and video studios Fabrication workshops with traditional & digital equipment PC and Mac labsFacilities and Equipment provision
ResourcesBill Skrzypcak (Senior Sculpture Technican)with Pheobe Wild, first year student after her first foundry session.
Learning CentreHuge collection of books, DVDs, videos and journals.
The slide collection of 180,000 images is located nearby and has been developed primarily for staff and students who require images for use in lectures, seminars, research, essays and dissertations.
How to applyWe accept application from Route A and Route B for all four courses.
Minimum Tariff of 240 points (we accept less if you have an outstanding portfolio)A Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is desirable. We will offer you an interview where we will look for: A passion for and awareness of art self motivation creativity and visual awareness portfolios that include sketchbooks and project work ability to develop ideas
Your interview with a member of the Fine Art Staff will last in the region of 20-30 minutes.
We encourage you to have a look around our facilities on a guided tour; ring 0114 225 5555 to book a place.
Please consult our Art & Design brochure for further details or visit our website or ring the Head of Fine Art on 0114 225 2693.
WHY CHOOSE SHEFFIELD ?Very Successful Fine Art courses
Major University city, home to two large universities
Excellent student accommodation close to campuses
The safest city in the UK for students
Amongst the most affordable UK cities
Next to the Peak District
'My Fine Art education at Sheffield Hallam was more than just a line on my CV.. it taught me how to look, how to question and how to have the confidence to make.'
Maria Fusco, a Belfast-born artist and writer based in London. She is currently editing a critical anthology on independent contemporary arts publishing and is regular contributor to international visual art and culture magazines.