North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI

Art Practice

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Course summary

HND Art Practice is for students that want to explore art and develop skills as creative practitioners. Studying at NWSLC will allow you to have a hands-on practical approach, testing out new mediums, techniques, subjects and more. We can help you to unleash your creative strengths to enable you to start a meaningful career in the creative arts industry. Whether your skills lie in painting, drawing and illustration, digital arts and media or printmaking, our HND in Fine Art Practice will help perfect your creative talents. You will get the opportunity to test yourself against other creative practitioners as in national competitions and at group exhibitions, enabling you to develop the confidence and know-how to work successfully within a commercial context. We can help open doors to a range of complementary careers including teaching, art therapy, or working as a stylist, designer or curator of a museum or gallery. Progression Opportunities Progression on to a Level 6 BA Degree or employment within the sector. After completing this course, you will have the chance to top-up to a full BA (Hons) Creative Practice, awarded by Coventry University.

Course details


Year 1: • Professional Development (Mandatory) • Contextual Studies (Mandatory) • Individual externally set project (Mandatory) • Techniques and Processes (Mandatory) • Media Practices (Mandatory) • Materials Practices (Mandatory) • Art / Craft Production (Specialist Unit) • Principles of Life Drawing (Specialist Unit) Year 2: • Professional Practice (Mandatory) • Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Mandatory) • Advanced Art Practice Studies (Mandatory) • Branding and Identity (Specialist Unit) • Material Selection and Specification (Specialist Unit) • Advanced Life Drawing (Specialist Unit)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a variety of methods that show your knowledge of theory and mostly a portfolio showing your exploration of fine art.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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

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Hinckley Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information please contact us on: 0330 058 3000 ext (3413) [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5950 Year 1
England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1
Channel Islands £5950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £5950 Year 1

Additional fee information

This course may require you to cover some additional costs that are not included within the tuition fee such as the purchase of recommended reading books, subscriptions, specialist equipment and materials, printing and photocopying costs, course-related stationery, costs associated with travel and accommodation for placements and study trips if applicable. The specific additional costs will be determined by the design and assessment plan for each programme and are reviewed annually. A more detailed overview of specific additional costs will be outlined in the interview. Most art materials required can be purchased from the art shop on our Hinckley campus, offering low-cost supplies to all students.
Art Practice at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - UCAS