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HND Arts Practice (Bedford) Bedford College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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Course summary

The one year long HNC in Art Practice will allow you to explore your artistic practice through a broad diagnostic introduction to contemporary art. For example, painting, printmaking, sculpture or in an interdisciplinary way. 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 art work.

The course is run by art practitioners and they put an emphasis on professional practice through live projects and by enabling you to submit work to national art competitions, for example the Jerwood Drawing Prize.

From the HNC course you can progress to Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Arts Practice).

The 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.

Course details

Modules

Core Modules:

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project
  • Techniques and Processes

Specialist Modules:

  • Printmaking
  • Communication in Art and Design
  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices
  • Principles of Life Drawing

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 48 points


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,895 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,895 Year 1
Scotland £5,895 Year 1
Wales £5,895 Year 1

Additional fee information

Art Practice students are required to pay additional costs of £150.00 .The fee will cover materials used on the course (please see website for details).

Provider information

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Bedford College Group
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AH


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01234 291000

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