South Thames College

Art Practice South Thames College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

The course incorporates a wide range of Fine Art practices with an emphasis on contemporary drawing and is designed to reflect an experimental approach to creative practice, although all the assignment briefs are very open. Some projects are carried out in small groups but you are given the opportunity to develop your individual creativity whilst learning a range of technical skills. There is a contextual studies element to the course to provide theory and history to support your practice.

Course details


The HNC course consists of eight units written by the awarding body, Pearson. These form the basis of your course, although they have been adapted to fit assignment briefs appropriate to the course.
The units are as follows:
Professional Development (15 credits at level 4)
Contextual Studies (15 credits at level 4)
Individual Project (Pearson Set) (15 credits at level 4)
Techniques & Processes (15 credits at level 4)
Media Practices (15 credits at level 4)
Material Practices (15 credits at level 4)
Principles of Lifedrawing (15 credits at level 4)
Art/Craft Production (15 credits at level 5)

Assessment method

Work is assessed through a variety of assignments, all of which have to be passed in order to achieve the 8 units which make up the HNC Diploma. Most practical assignments take place within class time but you will need to do additional work outside of this time in order to produce artwork, presentations and other written work. You will sometimes need to work on your project outcomes outside of college times.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 W909
Institution code S50
Campus name Wandsworth
Campus code W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A*A* - EE At least one A-level in a relevant subject at grade A*-C OR more than one A-level at grades A*-E
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE maths and English grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent

Related work experience (if you're an older learner we'll take into account your paid and unpaid experience, professional qualifications and life experience).

Additional entry requirements



Port-folio of recent artwork

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see individual course pages on the South Thames College website for fee confirmation. Tuition fees do not always include materials, equipment, field trips, studio hire or library fees. Tuition fees are also separate to any travel or accommodation fees that may be necessary as part of the course. Students may be eligible for maintenance loans to cover these costs. See website for details.

Provider information

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South Thames College
Wandsworth Centre
Wandsworth High Street
SW18 2PP

Clearing contact details

Clearing Hotline

020 8268 2853

Course contact details

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Main Contact

020 8918 7777