#CoursesGalore: Fine Arts

If you're interested in pursuing your education in Fine Arts, here are some essential tips about this course that you should know!

What is it?

This course is more than drawing and painting. A course in fine arts is aimed at furnishing you with professional training to hone your skills and appreciation of art, which will then help you develop your individual creative capability.  

What will you study?

There are many options to specialise in. The course usually starts off with a range of subjects to give you a wide base, but later on you will be able to move into the creative discipline you enjoy most. These include: drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking as well as more recent additions such as digital, photographic and time-based media.

You will learn to speculate and challenge the nature and purpose of art while your studies will be focused on the idea of art, its conceptualisation, discussion of it, how it contributes to visual culture, and its importance.  

The skills and technical knowledge are usually acquired through work in studios and workshops, while exposure to the art industry is gained by visiting museums and art galleries. 

Core subjects 

Critical reviewing; drawing; fine art foundation; art history; introductory 2D and 3D studies; painting; photography; studio proposition; visual and learning skills.

Typical course duration

It will take at least three years to complete a degree in this subject.


No specific prerequisite subjects are required, but you should have an aptitude, love and passion for fine arts.

What do graduates do? 

This degree will prepare you for careers in the creative industries of advertising, publishing, film, television etc.