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Shrewsbury College Group

Art & Design HNC

UCAS Code: ARTC

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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1.0year

Full-time | 2019

Art & Design is one of the biggest industries both in the UK and globally. The HNC in Art & Design is a two-year programme designed to develop knowledge and practical skills to help you realise your creative intentions. It is suitable for students progressing from level 3 or Foundation Diploma courses, or those looking to develop their skills and interest in a specialist area of Art and Design or as a way of extending an existing interest into a particular creative job.
The purpose of the BTEC Higher Nationals in Art & Design is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the creative industries sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance career prospects who undertake them.
This qualification has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary creative industries. This dynamic and rapidly changing sector of the global economy covers a wide range of subjects, including those of art & design. The pathways of this qualification are intended to provide students with opportunities to explore the creative industries through focused curriculum that prepares them for further degree- level studies or working in a specialist area of the creative industry.
This two year course is an opportunity for you to enhance your practical and theoretical skills that are required in the ever changing creative industries.
The course provides opportunities for learners to apply their developing knowledge and practical skills in a creative environment. Learners will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and processes relating to making and design as well as contextual studies, allowing them to demonstrate their ideas through the production of a variety of projects and practical exercises, including displaying work at the annual end of year Exhibition.
Your learning experience is enhanced by workshops with professional practitioners and regular visits to exhibitions and galleries, in previous years students have taken part in overseas trips to Berlin and Barcelona.
This is a full time programme, usually timetabled so students attend classes over 2 days per week. Learners are encouraged to access the Art and Design studios, HE Centre and library outside of taught sessions to realise their projects fully. Classes are usually between the hours of 8.50am- 4:10pm. Full attendance and punctuality are a fundamental requirement. Study hours are made up from taught hours and independent study hours.
Please refer to the Course Specification for information on assessment for this particular course.
Students are expected to work with increasing independence whilst having regular taught and tutorial sessions. Sketchbooks and journals are used for research, idea development, material and processes exploration, reflection, problem solving and the presentation of developed art & design ideas.
Career opportunities are varied and depend upon your particular interest and long term career goals. Students’ can progress directly into a career in the creative industries or they may choose to continue their studies and study an additional year to achieve a HND qualification.

Modules

Core & Mandatory Units:
• Unit 1 Professional Development
• Unit 2 Contextual Studies
• Unit 3 Individual Project (Pearson-set)
• Unit 4 (mandatory) Techniques and Processes
• Unit 15 (specialist unit/mandatory) Media Practices
• Unit 16 (specialist unit/mandatory) Material Practice

Specialist Units:
• Unit 17: Art/Craft Production
• Unit 28: Communication in Art & Design

Assessment methods

Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied however typical assessment methods include critiques, assignments, presentations and practical work.

The Uni


Course location:

Shrewsbury College Group

Department:

Art and Design

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