Morley College London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Art and Design (Art Practice, Illustration Drawing and Printmaking)

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Course summary

TEF Provisional

Morley College London. has opted into the TEF and received a Provisional award.

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The HNC in Art and Design (Art Practice pathway) is an Illustration, Drawing and Printmaking course developed to enable its students to interrogate 2D practices across a range of both traditional and cutting-edge processes. With a focus on hands-on, process-based expertise, the course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge of a broad range of primarily 2D practices with interrogation into each method so you can test, develop and refine work to understand the various intricacies of each method of production. Across the first semester you will be introduced to new production techniques that include studio based drawing practices such as Life Drawing, Still Life and Observational Studies, and well as working on location in contemporary 'en plein air' and site specific practice, along with broader practices that encompass movement sound and conceptual drawing methodologies. As your skill base grows you will investigate the methods of refining your work across a range of outcome pathways and explore the use of printmaking in its broadest sense, to gain an in-depth knowledge of its potential. As you progress through the second semester, your attention will turn to the professionalisation of your work where you can relate your practice to its place in industry and find your contemporaries. With drawing studios and a fully equipped print-room, you will have the opportunity of learning from experienced tutors, who are industry experts and dedicated to their disciplines, knowing both traditional hand rendered techniques, through to cutting edge digital practices. As this course is broad and experimental in its approach, you will be able to develop your work into a range of outcomes depending on your own personal direction. We encourage new thinking and diversity in approach, so you will be able to take a process and take it into a personal and meaningful outcome which suits your specific aims. Alongside technical delivery, you will also respond to live industry briefs so you are able to test your working knowledge and its place in industry. At the Chelsea Centre our newly established Creative Agency will allow you respond to briefs from a range of partners to build a unique and personal portfolio By the end of the programme you will be able to understand your place within the industry, and learn the standards and processes needed to achieve. You will also have the knowledge needed to either progress into the full HND of this programme, or work within your chosen industry pathway.

Course details


Units are subject to change but would typically include:

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson Set)
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices
  • Printmaking
- Principles of Life Drawing

Assessment method

There is a strong focus on practical, technical skills and developing personal independent working practices. Delivery from our academic and technical team is complemented by masterclasses, industry input and presentations. Students benefit from a high level of contact time with tutors. Each project gives the opportunity to follow a range of processes and help students to understand the conditions of a brief, allowing students to build up confidence and understanding of their own process and how it can best be developed in order to support progression into industry. Assessment methods are in the form of: ● A portfolio of work that demonstrates the learning outcomes ● Written assignments ● Practical Tasks ● Development work that shows creative thinking ● Formative feedback ● Peer Feedback ● Summative Assessment

How to apply

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Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Mature students: if you do not meet the entry requirements as outlined above, we may still consider your application based on previous employment or previous study. We appreciate that mature students may have extensive relevant experience gained through paid or unpaid work, or through other types of professional training or sector-related opportunities and this experience may be used to support an application. Please contact the Programme Lead on [email protected] to discuss.


We welcome applications from anyone who believes they are capable of reaching the standards required by this qualification. Applicants should have a background in art and design, and a level of drawing ability which enables them to be able to develop work independently. A portfolio will be required at interview to help confirm the programme suitability to the applicant, and should demonstrate practical ability, research skills and creative thinking.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Students and prospective students require a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) with no score lower than a 5 in listening and speaking and no score lower than a 5.5 in reading and writing.
PTE Academic42Pearson Test of English Academic

Students undertaking higher level education need to have a commensurate level of understanding of the English language so as to be able to achieve their qualification. In the case of applicants for whom English is a second language, the interviewer and Central Admissions Team must assure themselves of the applicant’s ability to function at IELTS English Level 5.5 (or equivalent). This is in line with the requirements of the awarding and validating bodies. Where applicants do not hold an IELTS qualification at 5.5 or equivalent, the Central Admissions will ask the applicant to sit an online test (BKSB) to check the suitability of the applicant’s English level prior to interview. Photographic identification will be required. Applicants who have recently completed (i.e. in the last 2 years) a formal programme of study in English at an appropriate level (such as a level 3 BTEC or ‘A’ level) prior to starting their Higher National are considered to be at a suitable level of English without requiring additional evidence..

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students pay a one-off fee of £60 towards paper, card and maintenance of equipment. Additional material expenses occur as students work on projects. Whilst material and equipment demands vary by student and brief, and are entirely determined by the student, it is expected that students themselves will need to purchase materials, and equipment for the duration of the course.
Art and Design (Art Practice, Illustration Drawing and Printmaking) at Morley College London - UCAS