Graduate Diploma Fine Art

Chelsea College of Arts
United Kingdom
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications
  • Evidence of ability in art or design
  • Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
  • IELTS level 6.0 or above if English isn’t their first language, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking 


Unit 1 - Research and risk-taking: exploring your practice

  • You will establish and develop a working practice that best makes use of the College environment and your studio.
  • You will ask fundamental questions about what it is to have a research informed practice where you will explore and articulate ideas through making work.
  • This unit will help you develop a holistic approach where theory, practice and a professional context are interdependent within a practice that you will develop through the next two units.

Unit 2 - Contexts: Critical and Professional

  • Having explored potential ideas and theories that inform your practice in the first unit, you will next contextualise your practice within the diversity of current theories and debates.
  • You will critically evaluate and identify references within art, literature, popular culture or theory.
  • You will focus on your own specific interests to develop a secure grasp of the areas of concern that are important to your practice.
  • The lectures and seminars act as models of how to focus, analyse and explore particular issues in greater depth.

Unit 3 - Practice: Development and Realisation

  • This unit asks you to develop your work towards a point of realisation in the form of exhibitions and through a portfolio.
  • You will be expected to exhibit your work and, through the documentation of these exhibitions,  demonstrate your ability to consolidate your research-informed practice into an appropriate form. 
  • The exhibitions will also demonstrate your awareness of how your work might operate appropriately within a professional context.

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