DT546 Programme Description The BA Fine Art provides students with an educational context for studying Fine Art practice and theory at an undergraduate level and prepares students for a career as an artist or a variety of roles in the broad world of art. During the programme students learn appropriate skills to realise their ideas through fi ne art media and throughout the four years of the programme they will develop an articulate, critical and informed understanding of Fine Art, its contexts and critical discourse. Graduates will be able to originate, develop and articulate concepts towards a Fine Art practice. In addition they will be able to demonstrate and articulate a practical and theoretical understanding of Fine Art, through studio practice, essays, learning portfolios and a thesis and manage a self-directed study programme by implementing independent learning strategies. Career Opportunities Graduates establish themselves as professional artists and can also fi nd employment in the cultural and community sectors as gallery and studio assistants, arts offi cers in County Council Offi ces, as curators and as arts administrators. Many graduates fi nd employment in the teaching profession or successfully pursue graduate studies up to PhD level. Programme Outline Studio Practice covers the following areas: Painting Media, Sculpture Media, Print Media and Interdisciplinary Studies. Other modules available within the Fine Art programme include New Media, Drawing Media, Critical Theory (Art Theory, History of Art, Aesthetics, Psychology and Research Methodologies) and Professional Practice and Arts in Context (Community Arts).