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Facultad de Bellas Artes de Pontevedra, Universidad de Vigo

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36002 Pontevedra

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Bachelor of Fine Arts


Bachelor of Fine Arts 
240 ECTS
Year 1 
G010101Anthropology of Art
G010102Artistic Expression: Drawing and Form
G010103Computer Techniques
G010104Painting Techniques
G010201Artistic Expression: Materials and Colour
G020202History of Art
G010203Sculpting Techniques
G010204Photographic Techniques
Year 2 
G010301Graphic Expression: Representational Systems
G010302Psychology of Art
G010303Art, Language and Representation
G010305Graphic Techniques
G010401Art and Modernity
G010403Moving Image
G010405Space and Time Processes
Year 3 
G010501Philosophy of Art
G010502Artistic Production: Audiovisuals
G010503Artistic Production: Image I
G010601Art and Contemporaneity
G010602Artistic Production: Image II
G010603Artistic Production: Object and Space
Year 4 
G010701Creative Processes and Research Method
G010801Related Arts
G010802Transmission, Mediation and Artistic Education
G010901Art and Social Space
G010902Art, Nature and Environment
G010903Action Art Projects
G010904Drawing and Painting Projects
G010905Design Projects
G010906Sculpture and Installation Projects
G010907Photography Projects
G010908Digital Art Projects
G010909Video Projects
G010910Management, Artistic World and Professional Practice
G010991Final Degree Project

Programme explanation

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Year 1
Anthropology of Art
Study of the human community, its behaviours and the complex structure of relation in which art develops.
Artistic Expression: Drawing and Form
Introduction to form and structure in drawing. Drawing as a way of seeing and creating two and three-dimensional forms and structures. Broadening the notion of drawing.
Computer Techniques
Use of computing techniques for art making. Exploring the possibilities of computing applied to art.
Painting Techniques
Introduction to different art making methods, acquiring basic knowledge of materials, tools and painting techniques.
Artistic Expression: Materials and Colour
Introduction to basic creative processes derived from the use of materials and colour from a multidisciplinary perspective.
History of Art
Basic concepts of the History of Art with an introduction to historiography and its diverse formal aspects: iconographic, anthropologic, social and economic.
Sculpting Techniques
Introduction to different art making methods, acquiring basic knowledge of materials, tools and sculpting techniques.
Photographic Techniques
Introduction to different art making methods, acquiring basic knowledge of materials, tools and photographic techniques.

Year 2
Graphic Expression: Representational Systems
Introduction to basic concepts of representation, scale, creative methods and processes, observation, memory and interpretation; establishing their connection to spatial representation in the artwork.
Psychology of Art
Theoretical and practical framework for the study of perception, memory and the creative process, favouring reflection about the artistic world.
Art, Language and Representation
Semiotic approach to visual culture and art making. Understanding signs and signification strategies of the images surrounding us.
Study of the concept, form and materials in sculpture. Sculpture as object and representation; organization and composition; sculptural vocabulary.
Graphic Techniques
Introduction to the tools, methods and materials for graphic artistic creation, starting with die stamping.
Art and Modernity
Historical tour starting on the XIX century and stopping briefly on the transitional languages to the 20th century. The subject will do a brief study of the inter-war artistic period and finish with the avant-garde movements of the 60s, crucial in the dismantling of the patterns governing art for centuries.
Development of the systems of categories, experiences and languages inherent to drawing as artistic practice.
Moving Image
Introduction to the audiovisual language through the analysis of the moving image from photography and the first ventures in animation to film in its most experimental aspect, hand in hand with the avant-garde movements and reaching the current environment of experimentation.
Implementation of specific strategies, both theoretical and practical, directed towards providing the students with the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve intellectual and technical effectiveness in painting. Study of the three relational elements involved in the process: materials, basic visual signs (both plastic and iconic) and the systems through which materials and signs convey meaning.
Space and Time Processes
This subject emphasizes the space-time coordinates of image and object from the perspective of visual perception and the artistic practice. 

Year 3
Philosophy of Art
Analysis of events and aesthetic objects in the philosophical tradition.
Artistic Production: Audiovisuals
Elaboration of an analytic and production context from which to understand the relationship between art and the audiovisual medium in all its genres, from its birth in the artistic scene hand in hand with the cinema of the beginning of the 20th century, until its influx in sound creation and video.
Artistic Production: Image I
Production of drawing and painting artworks, also expanding to other genres and procedures. Study of reversible and irreversible processes.
Art and Contemporaneity
Study of the historical and coincidental aspects of art, as well as its social and cultural significance. Analysis of current artistic practices and their relationship with concepts of contemporaneity.
Artistic Production: Image II
Study of the common concepts of graphic and editorial design, illustration and photography, and of graphic techniques applied to contemporary art. The class explores the production of multiples and refines creative processes, treating the artist book as a project in itself.
Artistic Production: Object and Space
Analysis of the existing debates around object and space in the contemporary art world. This subject is structured in four blocks: the concept of authorship in art creation; production and reproduction of objects and spaces; creative processes decisive in the making of the object; procedural and categorical mechanisms; the need to expand the concept of space as it dissolves in the complex network of the new forms of cultural leisure. 

Year 4
Creative Processes and Research Method
The class aims to provide the students with perceptional, emotional and conceptual resources that they can later apply to their research and creative practices.
Related Arts
Tour around cultural manifestations and contemporary creation (music, performing arts, literature, film, design and architecture) that, by heritage or conceptual and aesthetic proximity, maintain links with disciplines of Fine Arts.
Transmission, Mediation and Artistic Education
Development of knowledge and skills from the didactic dimension of art. Design of didactic resources for education and transmission of artistic knowledge.
Art and Social Space
Learning to interpret urban art and the urban context, from public funded actions to private interventions. The students will develop their own urban space intervention.
Art, Nature and Environment
Intentional spaces of signification in the relationship between art and nature: body, subconscious and cosmos.
Action Art Projects
Analysis and practice of processes that prioritise presence, time and the context as essential working tools without the need for producing a final object-piece.
Drawing and Painting Projects
Development of a creative project articulated in painting and drawing practices and inserted in the contemporary cultural logic.
Design Projects
Detection, cognition and experimentation of design techniques and theories. Research and development of a unique language with the means and tools available.
Sculpture and Installation Projects
Sculpture as installation. Introduction to the sculptural space as a dynamic and complex environment. Practice of sculpting and installation. Sculpture in the eve of new technologies; heterogeneity and the limits of sculpture.
Photography Projects
Global vision of the possibilities of photography as medium for expression. Relationship between photography and contemporary art, revisiting relevant historical references. Execution of black and white analogue assignments, as well as digital works.
Digital Art Projects
Generating art with electronic systems. Development of the creative process in three areas: contemporary aesthetic trends and current thinking towards artists multiples; technologies available for production; postproduction and exhibition of the graphic artwork.
Video Projects
Exploration of image and sound recording, the intellectual and emotional power of the visual narrative processes born with postmodernism, mass-media growth and the new models of cultural consumption.
Management, Artistic World and Professional Practice
Analysis of cultural agents, museums, institutions, galleries and new management models. Art as a profession.
Final Degree Project
Art making as research process. Definition and models of artistic projects.
Optimisation of the creative processes. Research, creation, innovation. Optimisation of the creative resources: materials, space, time, information and energy. Forms of formalisation and transmission. Project and writing: artists writings, critical essays... Personal input of resources and parameters. Documentation of the project: memory, development, budget, cataloguing, exposure, press. Creation, management and use of archives for the artistic project. Work environment and artwork. Spectator and the artwork: intervention and participation. Preparation of the final project artwork for exhibition and exposure.