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Art and Design (Arts Practice) (Yr 1 of 2) ( Level 4 Higher National Certificate)

Art & Design

Course Overview

This course offers you as a student the opportunity to experience aspects of 2D and 3D Art and Design disciplines with a focus on drawing, painting, sculpture, print, digital media, contextual referencing and professional practice,(commonly know as Fine Art disciplines). You will be offered the chance to develop a personal visual language through experimentation with processes, materials and ideas and will be encouraged to develop your own personal visual language withinart and design.You will be taught through a combination of studio based practical workshops and lecturers over one day in College but will be required to undertake independent study outside of college on a weekly basis developing ideas and techniques.Building on previous experience in Art and Design the course is designed to deepen students knowledge across a broad vocational and academic base.
  • Start Date
    2 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus

Important Message

Applications/Enrolment now Closed for this year,this course may be available again from September 2021

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Art and Design (Arts Practice) (Yr 1 of 2) Ref L005
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2021
    (Thu: 9:30AM-6:00PM)
    Full £512.00
    Concession £205.00
    Examination £216.00

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
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Course Modules

  • Unit 1: Professional Development
  • Unit 2: Contextual Studies
  • Unit 3: Individual Project (Pearson set)
  • Unit 4: Techniques and Processes
  • Unit 15: Media Practices
  • Unit 16: Material Practices
  • Unit 5: 3D Practices
  • Unit 22: Printmaking
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

 Entry Requirements: : 32 UCAS points at A-Level (must include Art or an Art related subject) together with 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include Art, Maths and English (Level 2 Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy will also be accepted); OR Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Level 3 Art and Design Foundation Diploma orequivalent Level 3 qualification.ROI: 32 UCAS points and 4 OLCs subjects at Leaving Cert (Grade 04 or above) which must include Art, English and Maths.-----We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually based on experience rather than qualifications. All students must attend for interview and present a portfolio of work

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of the HNC students can progress to the L5 HND in Art and Design (Art Practice) at NWRC or can apply to a relevant degree programme at university with exceptions from year 1 in some cases. (University places would be subject to students meeting certain criteria during interview)

Additional Information

It is a course that has in the past appealed both to the young and mature learner returning to education in the field of Fine Art. Younger learners have typically joined the programme wanting to continue their studies in Fine Art and the part time mode of study suits their current situation. Equally, mature learners find the part time option is beneficial to their work/ life needs. This part time course offers the chance to develop a personal visual language through experimentation with processes, materials and ideas. The course provides a specialist programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the fine art sector. This course aims to develop an awareness of contemporary fine art practice, exposing you to the areas of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Digital imaging and History and Contextual Studies. You will be able to develop a portfolio of work which can contribute towards a specialist Fine Art HND (or degree) programme or assist with entry to employment specialising in Fine Art. You will be required to present a portfolio of work demonstrating your suitability and aptitude for this course at interview.


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    I applied for a Higher Level Apprenticeship as it was a great opportunity to gain work experience and get paid while studying towards a professional qualification.
    Rebekah Glen
  • Image of Leroy Grant (Barbering)
    There’s such a friendly and social atmosphere at the college. My lecturers were extremely supportive and the facilities are first class.
    Leroy Grant (Barbering)

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