South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Art and Design (Graphic Design) (Tattoo) - HND

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Course summary

This unique course provides the knowledge, creative experience and confidence for those wanting to progress to a future career in the tattoo industry. During the course learners will be immersed in the history and contemporary practice of tattoo art, will develop the practical and creative skills required for this profession and establish a specialist portfolio to support progression to industry apprenticeships, training and employment options.

Course details

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:
KC04
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

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 5 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 £5100 Year 1
England £5100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5100 Year 1
Scotland £5100 Year 1
Wales £5100 Year 1

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs ARE included in the fees: Annual printing allowance; BTEC registration fee (if applicable). The following course-related costs are NOT included in the fees: Additional printing over and above the annual allowance; the cost of books, equipment and materials that you might wish to purchase.
Art and Design (Graphic Design) (Tattoo) - HND at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS