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The aim of the two-year HND Art and Design course is to equip you with art and design skills, knowledge and the understanding, necessary to thrive within the creative industries. With pathways for students to specialise in either Art Practice or Fashion and Textiles, the course fosters both specialist and inter-disciplinary approaches to creative thinking.

Through collaborative and individual practical projects, underpinned with critical studies, contextual and art theory studies, and professional development, students gain insight into the diversity of roles within the creative industries. Live briefs, competitions, work placement and exhibition opportunities, will enhance career prospects, with an increasing degree of independence as the course progresses.

  • Entry Criteria

    You will need 32 UCAS points. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* - D/9-3 in maths and English language (or equivalent).

  • What will I study?

    Areas of study include: Level 4 4 Core Units:
    • Professional Development
    • Contextual Studies
    • Individual Project
    • Techniques & Processes

    2 Mandatory specialist units:
    • Media Practices
    • Material Practices
    • Computer Aided Design
    • Fashion & Textiles Practices

    2 Option Units:
    • Art/Craft Production
    • Pattern Cutting & Garment Making
    • Fashion Collection
    • Communication in Art & Design

    Level 5 2 Core units:
    • Professional Practice
    • Applied Practice Collaborative project

    1 Mandatory specialist unit:
    • Advanced Art Practice, or: Advanced Fashion Practice, or: Advanced Textiles Practice

    3 Option units:
    • Branding & Identity
    • Conceptual Practice
    • Creative Entrepreneurship
    • Technical Drawing
    • Ceramic Design
    • Material Selection & Specification

    Both year one and year two of the course culminate in the management of a self-initiated final major project, compiling a portfolio and hanging an exhibition of work.

    Students benefit from support and encouragement from dedicated teaching team who are practitioners in their specialist fields, as well as access to our superb facilities and excellent technical staff.

  • Future Prospects

    Upon successful completion of this course you may be considered to progress to level 6, the final year of a BA (hons) Degree at a University, subject to the discretion of the university. Entry to employment or self-employment.