Art and Design (Art Practice or 3D pathways) at Barnfield College, Luton - UCAS

Barnfield College, Luton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI

Art and Design (Art Practice or 3D pathways)

Course summary

The aim of the two-year HND Art and Design course is to equip students 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 3D, 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. 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. Leads to: On successful completion of the HND, students have the option to apply to top up to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment or self-employment. The course has important work-related elements that make use of industry links. Students on the programme have completed work experience for galleries, schools, council-led arts projects and in artists’ and designers’ studios, thus building their CV in preparation for work.


Areas of study include: Level 4 4 Core Units: • Professional Development • Contextual Studies • Individual Project • Techniques & Processes • 2 Mandatory specialist units: • Media Practices • Computer Aided Design 2 Option Units: • Art/Craft Production • Communication in Art & Design Level 5 2 Core units: • Professional Practice • Applied Practice Collaborative project 1 Mandatory specialist unit: • Advanced Art Practice 3 Option units: • Branding & Identity • Conceptual Practice • Creative Entrepreneurship • Technical Drawing • Ceramic Design • Material Selection & Specification

Assessment method

There will be a range of assessment opportunities informed by placements or work experience. These may include: Presentations, written assignments and/or practical assessment.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Art and Design (Art Practice or 3D pathways) at Barnfield College, Luton - UCAS