Arts Practice (Bedford Site) Bedford College Group

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

The one year HND programme in Arts Practice is a follow on from the HNC course and will allow you to explore your arts practice with an emphasis on developing a personal visual language in paint, drawing, sculpture or interdisciplinary approach to making art. In addition you will develop methodologies for idea generation within an art context. The course will also introduce you to the philosophy and sociology of art. Art theory and contextual studies are delivered alongside your practical work. The course is run by art practitioners in studios in the purpose built South Bank Arts Centre. There is an emphasis on professional practice through live projects. This is a well-recognised course for the quality of teaching, collaborations and exhibitions. Our students also show their art work at the end of year exhibitions in the South Bank Arts Centre and get the opportunity to visit galleries at home and abroad in places such as Berlin, Amsterdam or New York.

During this course you will study the following core compulsory units:

  • Visual Communication

  • Ideas Generation and Development

  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing

  • Professional Practice.

You will also study from a range of specialist units, including:

  • Digital Image Creation and Development

  • Exhibition of Art Work

  • Management of Art Exhibitions

  • Fine Art Painting

  • Fine Art Sculpture

  • Fine Art Printmaking

  • Time-based Artwork

  • Fine Art Ready-mades

  • Site-specific Art Work

  • Commissioned Art Work

  • Drawing in Fine Art

  • Development of a Fine Art Identity

  • Development of a Fine Art Language

  • Personal Development Through Drawing.

On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. Career options include: Art Practitioner, Illustrator, Gallery Curator, Conservation and much more.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Bedford College

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years


Course details

Modules

During this course you will study the following core compulsory units:

Visual Communication
Ideas Generation and Development
Contextual and Cultural Referencing
Professional Practice.

You will also study from a range of specialist units, including:

Digital Image Creation and Development
Exhibition of Art Work
Management of Art Exhibitions
Fine Art Painting
Fine Art Sculpture
Fine Art Printmaking
Time-based Artwork
Fine Art Ready-mades
Site-specific Art Work
Commissioned Art Work
Drawing in Fine Art
Development of a Fine Art Identity
Development of a Fine Art Language
Personal Development Through Drawing.

Some of these units are likely to be combined to form a final major project with unit five, Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation. In total you will study sixteen units on this course. As the course progresses you will be expected to develop more independence and autonomy, and negotiate a personal learning plan to support your practice.

Assessment method

You will work with a range of specialist lecturers, including practising designers, in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs are set for each assignment, and you are encouraged to develop a personal response to each task. All activities are supported through one-to-one tutorials and group discussions to inform you of personal progress and to aid assessment. Assessment is continuous throughout the course, with assignments graded at the end of each task.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code AD02
Institution code B23
Campus name Bedford College
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

In order to begin this course you will need a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, UAL Level 3 Art and Design, or A-Level Art and Design.

Other requirements:
Portfolio of Art and Design work.

Essential:
Level 3 qualifications in an Art and Design subject.

Desirable:
A Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Mature students will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to present a portfolio of your creative work, including sketchbooks.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualifications

https://www.bedford.ac.uk/our-courses/subjects/art-and-design/fine-art-btec-hnd

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,500 Year 1
Scotland £5,500 Year 1
Wales £5,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Provision of basic art & design equipment such as: paint brushes, clay, plaster, wood, canvas, and any additional consumable materials demanded by personal project requirements. Resource fee of £150 to cover acrylic paint, oil paint, mediums, and printing/ink costs. Train fares for visits by train to London (normally up to two a year). A digital camera is advantageous but not essential.