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Course summary

The one year HNC in Fine Art will allow you to explore your artistic practice through a broad diagnostic introduction to contemporary art. For example, painting, printmaking, sculpture or in an interdisciplinary way. In addition, you will develop methodologies for idea generation within an art context. The course will also introduce you to the philosophy and sociology of art. Art theory and contextual studies are delivered alongside your practical artwork. The course is run by art practitioners and they emphasised professional practice through live projects and by enabling you to submit work to national art competitions, for example, the Jerwood Drawing Prize. From this HNC course, you can progress onto our HND. The course benefits from a guest speaker programme and students also have the opportunity to travel abroad on cultural visits, for example, Berlin or Amsterdam or New York.

Modules

Module A: Process & Practice Unit A1: Concept & Development Unit A2: Creative Project

Assessment method

You will work with a range of specialist lecturers, including practising designers, in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs are set for each assignment, and you are encouraged to develop a personal response to each task. All activities are supported through one-to-one tutorials and group discussions to inform you of personal progress and to aid assessment. Assessment is continuous throughout the course, with assignments graded at the end of each project.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FA01
Institution code:
B23
Campus name:
Bedford College
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

32-48 UCAS points with some art, design and media element OR Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) OR Equivalent Level 3 qualification T Level pass in an appropriate subject area Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

You will need to attend either an in person or telephone interview.

Portfolio

You will need to show either a digital or physical portfolio.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Fees subject to change Material printing approx. £500 Software: Creative Cloud license £16 p/m Laptop PC or MAC compatible with Creative Cloud Optional trips: £300+
Fine Art at Bedford College Group - UCAS