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Birmingham City University

Fine Art

UCAS Code: 001W

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

AS

A,A-E,E

Two AS-level subjects can be considered along with one A-levels OR One AS-Subject can be considered with one 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diploma / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma totalling 48 ucas pts

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. Must be in a relevant subject pathway

Must be in a topic related to the subject being applied for. Must be offered along with either one A-levels

entry to year 2. Tutor's discretion

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of  10 points or above from two Higher Level Subjects will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 48 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects.

Must be offered along with either one A-level OR one 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma to achieve minimum of 48 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MP

Must be offered along with either one A-level OR one 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma to achieve minimum of 48 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

Only accepted in combination with other subjects Must be offered along with either one A-level (grade B and C), one 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas

Only accepted in combination with other subjects Must be offered along with either one A-level (grade B and C), one 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

MM

Minimum 48 points in total

Must be offered along with either one A-level OR a one 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

M

Achieve a minimum of 48 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve minimum of grades DDD.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).

Achieve a minimum of 48 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (DDDDD) are required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).

UCAS Tariff

48

Pass to achieve 48 tariff points

40%
Applicants receiving offers

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Attend an interview

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Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Fine art

This course prepares you for a career in fine art, as well as offering direct entry to the second year of a related full degree course after you’ve successfully finished it. Delivered at our highly respected partner institution, Birmingham Metropolitan College, you’ll also be able to take advantage of all the benefits of being a student of Birmingham City University.

Across both years of this HND course in Fine Art, you will develop your creative skills and be fully prepared for further study or employment. Our Business and Professional Practice modules give you a genuine feel for the reality of working as an artist, and will equip you for the challenges of a professional and successful career. Our full degree graduates include award-winning professional artists, art therapists, curators, teachers and professionals within Birmingham's thriving creative industries sector.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£5,150
per year
EU
£5,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,150
per year
Scotland
£5,150
per year
Wales
£5,150
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Birmingham Metropolitan College

Department:

Birmingham Met Franchise

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Fine art

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Art

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Fine art

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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