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Art Practice HNC

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
Costs (per year)
Institution Code
Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
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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. It is ideal if you are at the beginning of your career or looking to improve your qualifications or career prospects in the creative industries.

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

Entry Requirements

  • 64 UCAS tariff points
  • English GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C)
  • Students without the necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview.
  • Portfolio

What you will study

Mandatory Core Units:

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

Specialist Mandatory Units:

  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices

Optional Unit:

  • Art Production

You will receive feedback on your formal assessments within four working weeks of the submission date.  Your overall grade for the course and your Higher National Certificate classification is based on the marks obtained for all the units studied during the year. More information can be found here: Student Information > Regulations

How you will study...

You will be taught through a combination of face-to-face informative lectures, workshops and tutorials, which will be supported through group discussion and activities. Alongside College attendance, you will be expected to undertake 10-12 hours of independent study each week, such as reading journal articles and books, developing, ideas, techniques and processes and preparing for assessments. Your independent study is supported by online resources managed by your module tutors, alongside the Learning Hub at the Aireville Campus and the College’s Study Support Team. Average class sizes for HE courses are usually between 6 and 15 students.

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Art Practice HND
  • Fine Art BA (Hons)
  • Creative Arts Degrees
To apply for a full-time higher education programme, please apply via UCAS.
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