Art, Design and Fashion

HNC Art & Design (Photography) - Full Time - Level 4 - Oct 2018 start
Course Title
HNC Art & Design (Photography) - Full Time - Level 4 - Oct 2018 start
Course Code
Mode of Study
Higher Education
PEARSON – EDEXCEL - BTEC HNC Diploma in Art and Design
Number of Weeks
Entry Requirements
32 UCAS points or a Level 3 qualification in a related subject. Other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration. Adult learners without the relevant qualifications may apply for Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). You will be informed prior to interview of any additional requirements such as a portfolio.
Leads on to
Once you have successfully completed your HNC, you can progress onto an HND. If you choose to complete your HND with us, you can then choose to complete a top up year at a university to achieve a full Bachelor’s degree. You can also pursue an apprenticeship or enter employment.
Additional Information
Approximately £500 for equipment and portfolios is required, though you may be eligible for a bursary. Students will be introduced to Creative Suite and would benefit from having access to this at home. There will be an overseas trip approximately £300 plus expenses. This is not compulsory but is highly recommended.
This brand new Level 4 Photography course will enable students to develop their specialist photography skills and multi-disciplinary skills to high standards, through exploration of a wide range of media and techniques. Students will be introduced to creative suite, dark room practices, studio practices, screen printing and a range of other media and techniques. Practical skills development is underpinned with contextual studies that will expose students to the work of contemporary and historical photographers, as well as broader aspects of creative practice and art theory. Professional studies and reflective practice will enable students to gain insights that help them to discover where their interest and skills fit into the creative industries. A programme of lectures, guest speakers, external trips, work experience, competition briefs, commissions, exhibitions and an overseas trip all enhance cultural knowledge, allow students to gain real world experience and enhance their CV. Students will build a professional quality portfolio to support their progression to further study at Level 5, or into employment or self-employment.
Areas of study include:
Core Units
Professional Development
Contextual Studies
Individual Project (Pearson-set)
Techniques & Processes
Lighting for Photography
Photographic Practices Choice from other units including:
Materials and structures
Art/Craft Production
Packaging Design
Visual Merchandising
Darkroom Techniques
Communication in Art & Design
Visual Narratives