Art, Design and Fashion

HNC - Art & Design (Art Practice/3D/Fashion pathways) - Full Time - Level 4 - Oct 2018 start
Course Title
HNC - Art & Design (Art Practice/3D/Fashion pathways) - 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
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.
The course is for those wanting to develop creative industry skills toward a professional standard portfolio. The course will offer learners the opportunity to explore media and materials in creative ways and to use them to fulfil their own goals and objectives. It will enable learners to obtain new skills and build on existing knowledge using well equipped workspaces and art studios. The programme incorporates exciting opportunities for learners to consider the work of other artists and discuss the ways in which artists communicate. A guest speaker programme will help to develop an understanding of artists’ work and will give learners first-hand experience of hearing artists, designers and other creative industries professionals speak, with opportunities to ask questions. The course enhances professional qualities and supports learners in exhibiting work in galleries, promoting their identity on social media and building up contacts with local arts organisations, leading students into managing their own arts events. There are excellent opportunities for learners to gain valuable experience from overseas trips, contemporary galleries and retail. For example, students have spent time in Berlin, Florence, London based galleries as well as visiting flagship fashion stores to explore how fine artists are now being commissioned to make creative statements. Tutors that teach on the course are all practising artists and designers and are keen to help all students to get the best from their time on the course. Areas of study include the following Core Units:
Professional Development
Contextual Studies
Individual Project (Pearson-set)
Techniques & Processes
Media Practices
Material Practices Choice from other units including:
Communication in Art and Design
Ceramic and Glass
Surface design
Visual Narratives