Art Practice HNC

This employer valued qualification is ideal if you are at the beginning of your career or looking to improve your qualifications or career prospects in the creative industries.

Course Level:
Level 4
Duration:
1 Year
Study Time:
Campus:
Aireville Campus
UCAS Code:
W112
Institution Code:
C88
Validated by:
BTEC

FT - £6,750
Fees & Funding

Once the College has finalised its proposals for 2021/22 Tuition Fees more information will be published. Any proposals will be in line with the Consumer Price Index and the College’s Fee Policy. Please note Higher National Certificates (HNC) are qualifications in their own right and students progressing from a HNC to a Higher National Diploma are subject to a new fee.

Overview

This HNC is highly regarded by employers and academic institutions and provides the opportunity for those with some art and design experience to develop a broad knowledge of art and design, experimenting with a variety of art media and techniques specific for art practices.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and in-class practical activities that help to embed learning and appeal to a variety of learning styles. Your learning will be supported by Moodle – an on-line electronic resource platform managed by your module tutors, by the excellent LRC at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s Specialist Support Centre.

You will need to undertake significant independent study outside of taught sessions. Students will spend the equivalent of seven hours per week in College, with informative lectures, workshops and tutorials, however there will be an expectation that students will spend the double amount of time, developing, ideas, techniques and processes outside formal College time.

The Art & Design (Art Practice) HNC is a nationally recognised qualification in its own right and is the first year of a HND course. The HND will be offered providing there are a sufficient number of students.

Modules

HNC (Level 4)
Mandatory Core Units:

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project
  • Techniques & Processes

Specialist Mandatory Units:

  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices

Optional Unit:

  • Art Production

HND (Level 5)
Mandatory Core Units:

  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project

Specialist Mandatory Unit:

  • Advanced Art Practice Studies

Optional Units:

  • Conceptual Practice
  • Art Direction
  • Materials Selection & Specification

Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS tariff points (formerly 120 UCAS points)
  • English & Maths GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C)
  • Interview
  • Portfolio
Progression
Career

Your choices may include:

  • Art Practitioner
  • Illustrator
  • Gallery Curator
  • Conservation
  • Teacher
Academic

Your choices may include:

  • Art Practice HND
  • Fine Art BA (Hons)
  • Creative Arts Degrees

 

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