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BA (Hons) Fine Art

Course Duration

3 years; full-time
4 years; full-time Extended BA route
6 years; part-time
7 years; part-time Extended BA route

UCAS Code

Course: W101
Institution: P65

Our stimulating degree courses are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching. You’ll learn from real industry professionals, to ensure your future success in the fast-paced creative industries.

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Sarah King
Senior Lecturer & Subject Leader
Sarah King is a practicing artist, educator and researcher. She employs a range of artistic research methods and material processes in her practice including digital recording and projection; object gathering and making; stitching; drawing; and embodied actions. Her work and research are focussed around notions of memory; exploring the uncanny, and the abject in relation to objects, materiality, memory, and trace. Recent soft sculptural works and sound drawings are deeply concerned with the passing of time, forgetfulness, the absent subject and mending the impossible in an attempt to confront and reconcile the strangeness of loss. She exhibits nationally and internationally and has work held in private collections in the UK and US. Sarah is Subject Leader for the Fine Art degree programme at Arts University Plymouth, she teaches across all years and leads level 6 studio, professional practice and contextual modules. Sarah is passionate about the dialogue of practice and the richness of sharing, debating and questioning to bring dynamic and live making and thinking to the studio. She is currently External Examiner for University of Gloucestershire.
Tom Milnes BA Fine Art
Tom Milnes
Lecturer
Tom Milnes is an artist, curator and researcher based in Plymouth, UK. He is a Lecturer in Fine Art at Arts University Plymouth. Milnes’ research practice explores the materiality of technology, engaging with the cultural impact of 3D imaging media through glitch practice and Media Archaeology. He holds a Ph.D. from Falmouth University, with his thesis concentrating on glitch practices in 3D photogrammetry, specifically unpicking the aesthetics of 3D scanning through sculptural and virtual processes. Milnes has recently published research papers with the Journal of Artistic Research and Visual Resources. Milnes has exhibited internationally including at: W139 - Amsterdam , AND/OR - London, The Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia - Gdansk, and Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale - Korea. Milnes has recently exhibited at Illuminate 2021 and FORMAT International Photography Festival 2021. He is the curator and founder of the online platforms Digital Artist Residency and Polygon Palm. Tom is the year tutor for 2nd year BA (Hons) Fine Art where he leads modules BAFA201 and BAFA202. He is also a dissertation supervisor for BAFA304.
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Dr Antigoni Pasidi is a visual artist and fine art lecturer. Her work and research examines the element of staging in contemporary sculptural practice. She works across diverse media and disciplines combining objects, installations and moving image into ad hoc stages; architectural models interplay with artificial landscapes, meticulous craft is in dialogue with makeshift, DIY structures. Pasidi trained in Painting and Sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts in Greece (graduated 2003). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Central St Martins College in London (2004) funded by the Lilian Voudouri Foundation. In 2013 she obtained a PhD from the Department of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London for the doctoral project titled ‘Staging the Encounter: The Work of Art as a Stage,’ funded by the Hellenic Scholarship Foundation (IKY). She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally (exhibitions include Disruption, RCA Research Biennial in London in 2013, Denkmal von Hampstead nach Bern at Fenster Gallery in Bern in 2013, Dermatographies at the Andreas Syggros Moulage Museum in Athens, 2007 and The Partisans of the Biedermeier at the Toihaus Theater in Salzburg in 2005). She has published several articles on artistic research. In 2010 she was sculptor in residence at the Andreas Syggros Moulage Museum in Athens and in 2013 she was an artist in residence at the PROGR Zentrum in Bern, Switzerland. She has produced site-specific work for museums as well as commissioned projects for theatrical productions. In her current role, she teaches studio, professional practice and contextual modules across our Fine Art BA and MA programmes. Dr Antigoni Pasidi is on sabbatical from August 2022.
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Paul Hillon
Technical Demonstrator
Paul works closely with staff and students to deliver a range of workshops that support the Fine Art curriculum. He offers support and assistance to students with the practical application of their subject and contributes to a positive overall student experience by ensuring that a safe working environment is achieved within the Fine Art department. Since graduating from BA (Hons) Fine Art at Arts University Plymouth in 2014, Paul has worked as a freelance gallery technician in Plymouth and across the South West. While working as a technician he studied for a Masters qualification in Fine Art, graduating in October 2018. Paul has held a studio at KARST in Plymouth for three years, working to develop his practice which focuses on the design and production of sculptural forms, exploring the interaction between viewer, spatial dimensions and fortified structures. Scale and connectivity are key considerations, with current research exploring principles and technologies that unify sculpture, with space to produce immersive works that provide potential for increased accessibility and audience participation.