South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The course incorporates a wide range of Fine Art practices with an emphasis on contemporary drawing and is designed to reflect an experimental approach to creative practice, although all the assignment briefs are very open. Some projects are carried out in small groups but you are given the opportunity to develop your individual creativity whilst learning a range of technical skills. There is a contextual studies element to the course to provide theory and history to support your practice.
The HNC course consists of eight units written by the awarding body, Pearson. These form the basis of your course, although they have been adapted to fit assignment briefs appropriate to the course. The units are as follows: Professional Development (15 credits at level 4) Contextual Studies (15 credits at level 4) Individual Project (Pearson Set) (15 credits at level 4) Techniques & Processes (15 credits at level 4) Media Practices (15 credits at level 4) Material Practices (15 credits at level 4) Principles of Lifedrawing (15 credits at level 4) Art/Craft Production (15 credits at level 5)
Work is assessed through a variety of assignments, all of which have to be passed in order to achieve the 8 units which make up the HNC Diploma. Most practical assignments take place within class time but you will need to do additional work outside of this time in order to produce artwork, presentations and other written work. You will sometimes need to work on your project outcomes outside of college times.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||South Thames College (Wandsworth)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, we are unable to accept applications from international students who require a Tier 4 visa for courses taught at South Thames College Wandsworth campus.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|A level||DD||In Art, Design, or related subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||In Art, Design, or related subjects.|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||To include English Language and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalent).|
Additional entry requirements
Suitable applicants will be required to attend a formal interview with the course leader - either in person or online.
All applicants to this course are required to submit a creative portfolio of their own work. The purpose of the portfolio submission is to evaluate your development as a creator and assess your ability to do well on the course. We look for evidence of the basic technical and cognitive skills you'll need to succeed.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).|
Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 4 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5100||Year 1|
Additional fee information
South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College)
Kingston Hall Road
Clearing contact details
020 8918 7354
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South Thames College Admissions
020 8918 7777