University Centre Truro and Penwith

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Art and Design (Art Practice)

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Course summary

HNC Art Practice is an excellent opportunity for you to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 vocationally specific qualification. The course is an intensive, hands-on programme that allows you to develop your own conceptual and visually dynamic creative identity. It enables students to engage in a broad skill base in 2D and 3D media such as; painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, kiln formed glass and creative image making, which is underpinned by cultural context. Housed in the historic setting of Penzance School of Art, the HNC Art Practice at Penwith College is a course which encourages the exploration and development of skills through direct practical engagement with materials and processes such as; contemporary drawing, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, all of which are underpinned by cultural and contextual studies. As a student on this course you will be challenged to investigate a diverse range of media, develop your own innovative visual language and realise your creative potential both as an individual and as a collaborator. Curatorial and professional practice will be integrated throughout the course in conjunction with regional and international practising artists, designers, curators and galleries. The programme encourages, supports and emphasises the importance of professional practice and gives the opportunity for producing an appropriate portfolio that demonstrates your growing professional expertise. Students can progress from the HNC to year 2 of the HND Art & Design at Truro and Penwith College. Future employment could include: Artist in Residence Freelance Fine Artist Art Gallery Curator Art Teacher Art Editor Art Therapist

Course details

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9335 Year 1
England £8224 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8224 Year 1
Scotland £8224 Year 1
Wales £8224 Year 1
Channel Islands £8224 Year 1
International £9335 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Art and Design (Art Practice) at University Centre Truro and Penwith - UCAS