We understand that effective design development must be underpinned by solid practical skills and technical knowledge. To achieve this you will be taught clay construction, wheel-throwing, plaster mould-making and glaze-mixing alongside digital design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD for surface design and 3D printing. You will be educated and supported by enthusiastic expert specialists in small class sizes and they will teach you how to interpret and respond to real-life design scenarios. We also understand that as professional ceramicists you will need excellent presentation skills in order to promote your ceramic products or gain employment, which is why they are embedded seamlessly into our program. We also engage with visiting Ceramic artists and designers to provide context and inspiration for your future career development. Successful completion of the HNC year will prepare you to progress on to our HND (L5) course, the second year.
Units are subject to change but typically would be:
- Professional Development
- Contextual Studies
- Individual Project (Pearson-Set)
- Techniques and Processes
- 3D Practices
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Art/Craft Production
Each Unit has learning outcomes, these are structured within an Assignment Brief, which has a real-life design scenario. Tasks within the assignment are matched to learning outcomes and assessment criteria for transparency and to help you achieve your best. As well as practical group, and one to one, demonstrations and tutorials students will also be expected to take part in presentation seminars, group critiques and discussions in the studios.
How to apply
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
Additional entry requirements
Admission is based on a portfolio of work which should include one, or all, of the following: ceramics, drawings, designs and any other relevant creative media.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||Students 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 Academic||42||Pearson 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
|Northern Ireland||£6165||Year 1|