The HNC in Art and Design (Arts Practice) is a one-year programme providing students with a specialist vocational grounding in art and design. There will be a strong emphasis on the development of both individual creative practice and an understanding of professional and employment-focused skills. The programme will also provide students with a higher level of contextual awareness of art and design practices.
Our goal is to prepare you for a successful career within the creative arts industry. Building on previous knowledge and skills in art and design, the course is structured to provide opportunities across a broad academic and vocational base, progressively deepening students’ knowledge. Based on the current specification from the awarding body, students will undertake eight units to complete the first year of the programme.
This full-time programme is run over one year with students attending daytime sessions. The course is divided into a number of compulsory units which are designed to give you a broad overview of the subject area. You will also be provided with the opportunity to specialise in dedicated subject areas. A range of teaching and learning methods including seminars, lectures, group work, tutorials and e-Learning are used, with a work-related, problem-solving and research-based approach emphasized. You will engage in practical workshops, theory sessions, critiques, lectures, exhibitions and visits, alongside specialist workshops delivered by visiting contemporary practitioners.
This programme is currently open to applicants from the UK and EU applicants only.