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Course summary

The course is delivered by experienced professionals including a specialist tattooist. All teachers are experts in their field with extensive industry and teaching profiles. The HNC qualification is delivered through practical projects that cover ideas generation and using visual techniques that explore the cultural contexts of tattoo artistry and body art to develop your practice. The focus is on exploring exciting current practices in body art, body modification and wider notions of body aesthetics. There is a strong emphasis on drawing throughout the course, developing a steady hand and strong fine art skills through the exploration of the visual language of line, colour, form, shape, tone. Professional Practice is a key element to this qualification and is focussed on establishing your personal portfolio development and working towards establishing you as a Tattoo Artist.

Modules

Units studied include: •Professional Practice •Contextual studies •Techniques & Processes •Typography •Graphic Design Practices •Art/Craft Production •Surface Design Please note that at no time will this course involve tattooing onto skin as this is only appropriate after a formal industry placement is completed. There will, however, be appropriate alternatives used throughout this course.

Assessment method

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. All assessments are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. The course work will be based on practical demonstration of skills as delivered by the lecturers.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
KC01
Institution code:
K82
Campus name:
Kingston College
Campus code:
K

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please contact the international office to see whether this course is able to accept international applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Substantial relevant work experience also considered in lieu of qualifications.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Suitably qualified applicants will be invited to interview at the College, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course. In limited circumstances, we may be able to offer online or phone interviews.

Portfolio

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2B2 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.**


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Art and Design (Graphic Design) (Tattoo) at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS