Art, Design and Fashion

HNC Art & Design (Graphic Design) - Part Time - Level 4 - Jan 2019 start
Course Title
HNC Art & Design (Graphic Design) - Part Time - Level 4 - Jan 2019 start
Course Code
Mode of Study
Higher Education
PEARSON - BTEC Higher National Certificate 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
There is a requirement of approximately £500 for equipment and portfolios, 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 recommended.
On this course, students will be introduced to the creative suite, screen printing and more. We have links with industry, guests speakers, showcase opportunities and termly visits to London. Staff are experienced Graphic Design Higher level tutors, lecturing students who have won Royal Society of Arts, Design and Art Direction, Young Creatives Network, Starpack and Design Museum awards. Students will have live briefs and competition briefs to gain real world experience, enhance their CV and develop a portfolio. Staff have worked in branding, packaging and illustration fields, allowing you to develop a portfolio to meet with your specialist ambitions or to have a wide ranging portfolio, depending on your personal aims while all the time focusing on industry demands and needs. You will have an opportunity to go on a residential trip, usually overseas. This will help you work alongside peers, develop your cultural knowledge and help you engage with reflective practice Units informing your written, sketchbook and graphic practice. Areas of study include the following Core Units:
Professional Development
Contextual Studies
Individual Project (Pearson-set)
Techniques & Processes
Graphic Design Practices Students will also select from two from the following list of Optional Units:
Optional Unit 19 Packaging Design
Optional Unit 28 Communication in Art & Design
Optional Unit 30 Surface Design
Optional Unit 31 Visual Narratives