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Arrival and your first week
Welcome to BA Fine Art at Arts University Bournemouth where we look forward to spending time working with and supporting you as you make great leaps forward in your learning and understanding of the creative sphere!
Starting at AUB
The Fine Arts Degree has been carefully re-designed for all year groups to maximise the development of your art practice and your critical faculties whilst allowing for 2m social distancing and safe working for you on campus.
We will provide you with clear plans for our studios and how many people can work safely in each area.
There will be on-campus practical group workshops and individual bookable art studio working. The first year of the course will operate differently to the second and third, with compulsory individual art studio working for first years, and second and third years using a bookable studio system.
First years will have at least one day a week working in the studio, we would like you to make the most of the campus opening times meaning that you could work from 7.00 to 21.00 on your studio day. You will also have the option of booking another day for individual studio work, there will be storage for artwork.
Second and third years will have bookable studio spaces and there are enough spaces for you to work for around two days each week on campus.
There will be a simple booking system for studio use and for sign-ups to practical workshops and tutorials.
Our three specialist technicians will also be available for you to email and book one to one support sessions when they are not delivering workshop sessions:
- Painting - Emily Hawes
- Sculpture – Rose Leyshon
- Media and Performance / audiovisual – Mark Langston
Key art practice group critiques and physical exhibitions will be on campus.
All contextual studies lectures and connected seminars and one to one tutorials will be delivered online for all years.
This includes an exciting new series of guest artist lectures, which we have doubled the amount of, having planned for them to occur roughly every two weeks for the whole academic year.
We expect every student from all years to attend every guest artist talk, regardless of your discipline interest, as there is so much nuanced and unexpected knowledge to be gained from these talks that will help inform your art practice and your contextual awareness.
Most art practice one to one practice tutorials and group critiques will be delivered online; there will be some key group critiques and exhibitions that we have planned to do in person.
When you are not working in an on-campus studio that you have booked it is very important that you plan your time off-campus effectively. For example, you can be sourcing specific materials for your art practice, making visits to places of primary research, and working practically on what you can from home, honing particular skills that will advance your art practice.
Induction and your Timetable
You'll be emailed soon to enrol onto the course. It's important that you enrol by Monday 28 September so that we can set up your timetable.
Once you have enrolled you will be able to set up your student login to access your email account and more information via the myAUB portal.
If you enrol before the 28 September then your timetable will be available through myAUB by Wednesday 7 October. This will let you know when and where to arrive on campus in the first week and the timings and how to access any remote learning sessions.
Back to Campus
Watch our 'Back to Campus' video to see what changes we have made in preparation for your arrival.