You’ll explore oils, acrylics, watercolours and spray paint, and investigate how different paints are made. You’ll examine how contemporary painters use long-standing traditions in mark-making, processes and techniques, and consider colour theory as used in painting now and in the past.
In the first year, you’ll spend your time among other painting students learning how to propose and develop your own painting projects. In the final two years you’ll develop your skills in a themed painting studio taught only by painters, where you’ll have your own work space to experiment, develop your ideas and show and talk about your work. These studios are chosen at the beginning of your second and third year.
Uniquely, this painting degree offers a professional practice strand, which allows you to learn how professional painters make a living while developing a work-related learning placement during the summer break in your second year. This means you’ll graduate well-equipped to make your way as a painter. All painting students at London Met are taught how to self-organise in the art world, giving you the knowledge to market, frame, photograph, pack and hang paintings professionally. Throughout the course your paintings are tested in display and in group critiques, and you’ll end the final year by exhibiting a series of your paintings as well as publishing an exhibition catalogue with your peers.
You’re taught by a very special group of painting tutors including Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Michael Stubbs and Camilla Wilson. Each one of them is an experienced and innovative art academic with an international reputation and an excellent record in exhibiting.
You’ll be assessed through a portfolio of practice, written and illustrated work. There are no examinations.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Art) (core, 30 credits)
- Project Work 1 (core, 30 credits)
- Techniques: Fine Art (core, 30 credits)
- Visual Intelligence (core, 30 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
- Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Art) (core, 30 credits)
- Methods and Enquiry 1 (core, 30 credits)
- Professional Practice 1: Fine Art (core, 30 credits)
- Project Work 2 (core, 30 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
- Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Art) (core, 30 credits)
- Major Project (core, 30 credits)
- Methods and Enquiry 2 (core, 30 credits)
- Professional Practice 2: Painting (core, 30 credits)
After the course
Graduates of this course may go on to further research or study, or choose to work in cultural institutions or commercial galleries as an artist, curator or consultant. There will be employment and self-employment opportunities in art/culture journalism, as well as in education.