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:
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
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.
- Professional Development
- Contextual Studies
- Individual Project
- Techniques and Processes
- 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
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||32 - 48 points|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5,895||Year 1|