Art and Design (Art Practice) HNC Level 4

HNC

This course provides you with a specialist vocational grounding in fine art and design practice. There is a strong emphasis on the development of both individual creative practice and an understanding of professional and employment-focused skills.

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Level 4

Attendance - Full-time
Duration - 1 year
Start date - September-June
Where - Pioneer Higher Skills Centre

Course Overview

The programme gives you a higher level of contextual awareness of art and design practices. You will learn a wide range of practical in-demand vocational skills in art and design such as studio photography skills including advanced lighting techniques, digital workflow management, colour control, all using state-of-the-art software and hardware.
It will culminate in an end of year exhibition giving you the opportunity to showcase your work in a professional setting to members of the public and industry professionals.
You will have your own dedicated studio space to freely express ideas and concepts and undertake on the spot critical reviews of ideas, works and assessment. The course also comprises of practical workshops and demonstrations, lectures, guest lecturers, competitions, national and international visits and gallery visits.
Core units:
Professional development
Contextual studies
Individual project
Techniques and processes
Media practices
Material practices
Study Skills
The programme gives you a higher level of contextual awareness of art and design practices. You will learn a wide range of practical in-demand vocational skills in art and design such as studio photography skills including advanced lighting techniques, digital workflow management, colour control, all using state-of-the-art software and hardware.
You will have your own dedicated studio space to freely express ideas and concepts and undertake on the spot critical reviews of ideas, works and assessment. The course also comprises of practical workshops and demonstrations, lectures, guest lecturers, competitions, national and international visits and gallery visits.
It will culminate in an end of year exhibition giving you the opportunity to showcase your work in a professional setting to members of the public and industry professionals.
Core units:
Professional development
Contextual studies
Individual project
Techniques and processes
Media practices
Material practices
Study Skills

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BTEC Extended Diploma or Foundation Diploma at MPP or 64 UCAS points and GCSE English and maths grade 4 (C) or above, plus a portfolio of your art work.
Following the Art and Design HNC you can progress on to the HND course or into industry.
There are a wide range of careers available in the creative industies you could become a Graphic Designer, Artist, Photographer, Illustrator, Textile Designer, Interior Designer, Fine Artist, Print Maker and Ceramic Designer

£6,950

You will be assessed by a mixture of your art portfolio, work created to a brief, written assignments, presentations and some on-line exams.

Why work in the Art & Design Industry?

Employment in Art, Performance and Design roles are down 2.7% since 2018

Wide range of jobs in the Why work in the Art & Design Industry

Excellent choice of employers in the area

Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors

£17,410

Artists

£8,040

Actors, Entertainers and Presenters

£8,040

Dancers and Choreographers

£8,040

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

We support all our Students

From support with your learning, exams and finance right through to advice on future employment and careers. We support all our students through their educational journey.

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