Art & Design BTEC Level 4 HNC & Level 5 HND

Approved by:

Edexcel (Pearson)

Summary

This programme has been designed principally to meet the needs of local industry and those local students who wish to gain higher qualifications in Art & Design. In order to maintain this vital industrial link, the programme content reflects the local industry needs including small/medium businesses. The programme develops the necessary skills for advancement in the Creative Arts industry across the diverse range of business’s needs.

Study for the qualification is part time or full time. This enables learners to combine study for nationally recognised qualifications with the invaluable experience gained in the workplace. Many of the assessments are designed to recognise the importance of work-based learning and require students to examine workplace procedures in the light of their learning.
This qualification aims to integrate traditional art and design practice with emergent digital technologies. All of the Units within the awards, both mandatory and optional, have been written to reflect this ethos. The nature of the employment market is such that work in this area is often self-employed, or through employment for short periods on specific project briefs. To gain such employment, the appropriate characteristics and aptitudes must be proven on demand. The course has therefore been designed to reflect the diversity of the jobs market by integrating skills in each of the graded units. The graded unit demands that the candidate works closely to the stringent parameters of a design brief undergoing a variety of presentation/mentoring sessions in order to simulate the realistic process of dealing with a client and tendering for work.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements for the HNC are as follows:

• BTEC Level 3 qualification in Art and Design (Merit)
• Other related level 3 qualifications and a minimum of grade C (GCSE) or level 2 in literacy and numeracy
• Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
• Related work experience

Admission to the HND programme requires a minimum of 120 credits from a HNC in an appropriate discipline. Normally at least 40 of these credits should be at Merit level or above.

What subjects will I study?

Programme Structure for HNC Level 4
Core Units & Optional Units
• Visual Communication in Art and Design
• Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
• Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
• Professional Practice in Art and Design
• Drawing in Fine Art
• Personal Development through Drawing
• Digital Media in Art & Design
• Digital Image Creation and Development

Programme Structure for HND Level 4 & Level 5
Core Units & Optional Units
• Visual Communication in Art and Design
• Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
• Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
• Professional Practice in Art and Design
• Drawing in Fine Art
• Personal Development through Drawing
• Digital Media in Art & Design
• Digital Image Creation and Development
• Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
• Design Methods
• Site-Specific Fine Art
• Development of Fine Art Identity
• Personal Style in Graphic Design
• Communication with Images in Art & Design
• Art, Design & Media Practice within Digital Environment
• 3D Computer Modelling & Animation

How will I learn?

The student experience on the HNC/HND programme will be approximately an equal division between traditional lectures and practical and assignment work.

How will I be assessed?

Formal presentations – which reflect professional practice and provide opportunities for the development of transferable communication skills together with intellectual skills, such as critical analysis and evaluation.

Written Assignments – which provide opportunities for students to demonstrate competencies in research techniques, critical evaluation and transferable skills.

Local projects – which provide excellent opportunities for students to demonstrate effective self-managed learning whilst demonstrating a full broad range of competencies from technical skills and research/enquiry through to independence of thought and critical analysis.

Practical Workshops – which provide opportunities for skills acquisition.

Individual and group tutorials – which provide opportunities to confirm and consolidate.

What opportunities will this lead to?

The programme will provide the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in one to three years with the option to continue study to Art & Design (Hons) level at the University of Central Lancashire in either full time or part time modes Click here for further information about progression opportunities at UCLan or University of Cumbria (UoC) Click here for further information about progression opportunities at UoC.

How long is the course?

1 year full time HNC
2 years full time HND (year 1 HNC, year 2 HND)
2 years part time HNC
3 years part time HND

When is the next start date?


11th September 2017

Programme Specification

Click here to download the Programme Specification

Fees


Fees for 2017/18 are £992 per 20 credit module.


For Part-time study this is typically £2976 per year (60 credits).  Fees
for the duration of the full course, typically studying 120 credits part time
over 2 years for HNC, are £5950 plus a small annual inflationary increase as
determined by the Government. 


For Full-time study the fees are £5950 per year studying 120 credits.


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here for further information about finance for university education
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How can I apply?

All FULL TIME students should apply through UCAS at the link below:

UCAS Application Form

The UCAS course code for the HNC in Art and Design is A286.

The UCAS course code for the HND in Art and Design is A285.

PART TIME students can apply directly to the college using our online application:

Furness College Application Form

PLEASE NOTE Applicants may be invited in for interview with the course tutor.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk
www.furness.ac.uk

Simply submit your enquiry to us & we will email or call you back

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