This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of future artists and designers in the contemporary creative industries. Dedicated pathways provide the opportunity to explore a specialist medium in detail, in preparation for further degree-level study or working in industry. Within the HNC Art and Design course, the Photography specialist pathway embraces the skills, language and knowledge needed to succeed at the cutting edge of this global communications industry. Students will be encouraged to explore their creativity, take risks, build their confidence, and prepare to reach their potential. About the course There is an emphasis on employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. Programme content is designed to be appropriate for entry to or progression within the creative sector and to enable progress to higher study at Level 5 on the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Level 6 BA (Hons) Art and Design or BA (Hons) Digital Media Design top-up degree pathways. HNC Core modules include: -Professional Development -Contextual Studies -Individual Project -Techniques & Processes Specialised mandatory units: -Lighting for Photography -Photographic Practices Specialist optional units: -select one or two units to make up to 120 credits of study Assessments A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are utilised such as: projects, presentations, industry work experience and individual or group assignments. There are no examinations. Qualification awarded: Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Art and Design (Photography) - awarded by Pearson Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your career and progression From the HNC, students can progress to the Level 5 HND in Art and Design (subject to validation), and then our Level 6 BA (Hons) Art and Design or BA (Hons) Digital Media Design top-up degrees (awarded by Nottingham Trent University) or similar. Art and design graduates are very much in demand in the creative arts and associated industries, such as marketing, publishing, branding, retail merchandising, design agencies and community arts organisations.
A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are utilised such as: projects, presentations, industry work experience and individual or group assignments. There are no examinations.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- City (Adams)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We are not currently accepting applications under the Tier 4 scheme. For the latest information, please contact our International Office at [email protected]
For entry to our university-level courses, we expect applicants to be working (or to demonstrate competency) at Level 2 or above in English Language/Literacy and Mathematics/Numeracy. Generally, we accept GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at Grades 9 – 4 (formerly Grades A* - C). Experienced mature applicants (those aged 21 or above at the start of the course) with relevant professional or industrial experience and/or qualifications are very welcome to apply.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
Guidance on English language requirements
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
City Campus, The Adams Building
The Lace Market
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0115 838 0610
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0115 838 0610