Edexcel BTEC 1 Year HNC Diploma Art and Design Level 4 FULL COST (FT)

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Suitable For

This is a course which will suit people who have a real interest, commitment and skills in a wide range of Visual Art specialisms. It will provide opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher skills in an art, craft and design context. This will include the development of critical analysis skills and the ability to work independently.

Course Content

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is the first year of the two year Diploma (HND) course and can be taken as a standalone qualification or as the first year of a two year programme. It comprises a wide range of creative units. The course will introduce you to a broad range of practical skills in both two and t…

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Suitable For

This is a course which will suit people who have a real interest, commitment and skills in a wide range of Visual Art specialisms. It will provide opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher skills in an art, craft and design context. This will include the development of critical analysis skills and the ability to work independently.

Course Content

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is the first year of the two year Diploma (HND) course and can be taken as a standalone qualification or as the first year of a two year programme. It comprises a wide range of creative units. The course will introduce you to a broad range of practical skills in both two and three dimensions and develops a critical awareness of the historical, contextual and social issues relevant to contemporary art and design practice.

The first year of the course, the HNC, is made up of a variety of modules including:

  • Visual Communication in Art and Design
  • Ideas Generation and Development
  • Professional Practice
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation.

The course will enable you to explore your own unique and individual creative approach to identifying a personal and professional pathway towards two dimensional and three dimensional creative visual arts practice. This will be supported through live projects, competitions, visiting speakers and educational trips which will be set to inspire and promote a broad cultural understanding, along with essential links to the creative industries.

The second year of the programme aims to give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area based on the specialisms of staff and facilities here at Grantham. Currently the specialist workshop facilities include:

  • Ceramics – hand build, slip casting, plaster mould making, Raku, throwing wheels, gas/electric kilns
  • Glass – cutting, forming, casting, kiln work
  • Print – etching, lino, collagraph, dry point
  • Metal – casting, brazing and chip forge area
  • Wood – carving, turning
  • Photography – studio photography, darkroom, digital
  • Graphic Design Studio and MAC suite.

Assessment Method

Assessment is through continuous coursework, such as practical projects, visual and oral presentations and written assignments.

Progression

The course aims to provide opportunities for you to gain a nationally recognised qualification to enter employment or progress to higher education such as a full-time degree in art, craft and design or related areas. There are a wide variety of careers available in the creative industries and this is a growth area nationally. Traditional careers include professional artist, freelance designer in industrial/ product design, graphic design, packaging design, glass design, exhibition design, interior and spatial design, illustrator and photographer.

Other types of career opportunities can include textile designer, animator, conservation or restoration work, advertising agency art direction, museum or gallery curation. There are a range of other jobs in the creative industries where an art and design related qualification are often required and these include arts administrator, arts education officer, community arts worker, art therapist, art valuer, archivist, medical illustrator, art gallery worker, forensic photographer, web designer and model maker.

Additional Information

In order to study successfully on this course you will need a range of art and design materials. You may choose to provide them yourself or they can be pre-ordered and purchased from our Art Shop where items are competitively priced. A full kit list will be provided when offers are sent out.

Entry Requirements

In order to be eligible for this course you will need to have achieved at least 120 UCAS points. This could be from a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/ Diploma in Art & Design or at least 2 A levels, one of which should be an Art & Design subject. You will also need to have passed a level 2 qualification in English. This could be GCSE English at grade C or above, or level 2 Key Skills or Functional Skills in Literacy. If you are an adult learner with different or no qualifications then your prior knowledge and experience will be taken into account at application and interview stage. Existing skills or experience in arts and crafts are important as this is not a course for complete beginners.

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