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Fine Art degrees abroad

Studying for a fine art degree can have a focus on a category of art such as visual arts, decorative arts or graphic arts. Your degree could be in one subject area specifically such as photography, painting, sculpture, or film-making, or may include a number of practices.

Completing a fine art degree abroad can give you artistic inspiration from your new surroundings, and a new culture from which to view art. By understanding a different part of the world you will experience new techniques, artists and trends which may not be commonplace in your home country.

You may also find that studying abroad gives you a wider option of universities to choose from with improved facilities and equipment for producing your art.

Fine Art program structure

Fine art degrees can be studied all over the world. In some countries you can study for a fine art degree at bachelor’s (BFA), master’s (MFA) and doctorate levels. In other countries you may study fine art as a major of your undergraduate degree by dedicating a certain amount of credits to its study.

You may need a foundation degree in art to apply to some fine art programs.

As part of any level of fine art degree a large proportion of how you are assessed will involve a portfolio of work, or multiple projects where you showcase your creative art. You may also have essays alongside any practical work to explain your creative process, as well as separate essays on specific themes, styles or artists.

Fine arts degrees don’t only require solo work however, and you can often be involved in group work, either to discuss theory or collaborate on projects. You will also find opportunities to work cross-collaboratively with students who are studying for different degrees or subjects.

It’s common for international students to study fine art in Europe and the UK due to their reputation for educational excellence as well as state of the art facilities. However, across the world you will find many fine art degrees that cover the following subjects in modules:

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Types of fine art degrees

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Fine Art study abroad programs

What are the top fine art undergraduate programs abroad?

  • Drury UniversityFine Arts - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Dec, Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Fine Art
    Location
    Springfield, USA
    Next start date
    December 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    32,500USD
  • University of the West of England BristolFine Art - BA (Hons) (with foundation)

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Fine Art
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    15,850GBP
  • Felician UniversityFine Arts - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Fine Art
    Location
    Rutherford, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    35,700USD
  • RMIT UniversityFine Art with honours - BA

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Feb
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Fine Art
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Next start date
    February 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    38,400AUD
  • Auburn UniversityArt Studio/Fine Arts - BFA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Fine Art, Studio Art
    Location
    Auburn, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    33,202USD

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What are the top fine art postgraduate programs abroad?

  • Clark UniversityFine Arts in Interactive Media - MFA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Fine Art, Printmaking
    Location
    Worcester, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    37,313USD
  • Ulster UniversityFine Art - MFA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Fine Art
    Location
    Belfast, UK
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    17,090GBP
  • Falmouth UniversityFine Art - MA

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Fine Art
    Location
    Falmouth, UK
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    17,950GBP
  • Avans University of Applied SciencesFine Art and Design: Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Fine Art
    Location
    Breda, Netherlands
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    9,680EUR
  • Bath Spa UniversityFine Art - MA

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Fine Art
    Location
    Bath, UK
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    17,760GBP

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Future fine art careers

With a degree that requires you to produce a large amount of coursework, fine art students are self-motivated and good with time management. These are both highly sought after skills by employers.

Fine arts graduates enjoy a range of roles asides from being an artist. In various sectors you may find roles such as:

  • Teacher
  • Creative
  • Journalist
  • Curator
  • Designer
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