Tyne Coast College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Art Practice - South Tyneside College

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Tyne Coast College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This course is delivered in our spacious art studio with its fabulous natural light. Art Practice is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to progress in the creative art world as a professional. The course is studio-led where you are given time and guidance to develop your own work and areas of interest. Our academic staff and technician are practising artists who provide support and expertise in

  • Fine Art,
  • Drawing Painting,
  • Printmaking,
  • Illustration,
  • Animation and Fashion.
We offer delivery and support in both traditional and digital techniques and provide professional equipment such as the Adobe Creative Suite on Macs and PCs, printing presses, screen printing bed, a darkroom, sewing machines, an over locker and lightboxes. Progression & Careers HNC students have the option of topping their qualification up to an HND with a further year of study. Upon completion you may seek employment in a variety of Art related roles, including working for commercial galleries, commissions and artists' residencies or apply for final year entry on to a BA Honours degree.

Course details


HNC - Year 1 Professional Development Contextual Studies Individual Project (Pearson-set) Techniques & Processes Media Practices Material Practices Printmaking Principles of Life Drawing HND - Year 2 Professional Practice Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set) Advanced Art Practice Studies Conceptual Practice Material Selection and Specification Advanced Life Drawing

Assessment method

Assessment assignment briefs are given out with every unit, one assessment is externally set and assessed by an external examiner. Included tasks are usually to make artwork in response to a set theme or concept, accompanied by written analysis and evaluation of the resulting artwork. Learn more about HNC/D at https://hnglobal.highernationals.com/

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code8U7B
Institution code T90
Campus nameSouth Tyneside College
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE maths and English grade 4 or above

An appropriate BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design; or an appropriate Access to HE qualification; or a BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies; or two AS Levels and one A Level, including an Art and Design subject. GCSE National 4/5 in Maths and English. We will also need to see a portfolio of work that reflects your commitment to the subject. Include work from from your last course but show some personal work too. As well as finished pieces of work, include the preparatory work and sketchbooks too. Include drawings from life with examples of the human figure and portraits, artwork that demonstrates one-point, two-point and three-point perspective, tonal work showing light and shade and some colour work. Applicants without formal qualifications/with appropriate work experience or other qualifications can apply. An interview is required.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000* Year 1
Scotland £6000* Year 1
Wales £6000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Art Practice - South Tyneside College at Tyne Coast College - UCAS