Course Information


Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Art Practice)

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 19
Total Hours: 570
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator: patricia.fox@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 15 September 2021
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00–16:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: 630
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator: patricia.fox@swc.ac.uk

Description

The HND in Art & Design (Art Practice) is an innovative course designed to nurture your creative potential and build your knowledge in the arts industry. This course will prepare you for a successful career as a visual artist. The combination of units will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the area of art and design practice. The curriculum mixes research, problem-solving and teamwork skills with theory and practice in areas such fine art, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and design. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.

Additional Information

The HND qualifications bring greater emphasis to the professions and opportunities within the creative industries. The combination of units will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work within one of the most dynamic and growing areas of the global economy. Recognising the diversity of roles within the creative industries, and the need for both specialist technical skills and broad employability skills, these qualifications seek to embed this range of skills throughout the units; stressing both the creative and the professional. Fees are payable annually.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.
  • *The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Core Modules

    Year 1 Mandatory Modules

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices
  • Year 2 Mandatory Modules Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project
  • Advanced Art Practice Studies
  • Optional Modules

    Year 1 Two Optional Modules Year 2 Three Optional Modules Chosen from a broad range of art and design modules

    Assessment Method

    Project briefs are set for each assignment and students are encouraged to develop a personal response to each task. Students are expected to complete research and develop their own ideas, recording their own progress along the way. Assessment is through practical projects and written course work, where students tackle a range of briefs and studio projects. The curriculum mixes research, problem-solving and teamwork skills with theory and practice in areas such fine art, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and design.

    Progression Opportunities

    The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Art & Design offers a progression route for learners on successful completion of the course. Students may also progress to other universities to complete a degree in associated studies. Usually being accepted onto their second or third year dependent on portfolio, interview and satisfactory completion of the course. The course is designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workplace.

    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are: 32 UCAS Tariff Points: This must include one full 6-unit award (GCE A2 or equivalent at A- level). 4 GCSE grades A* to C (or equivalent), and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as Maths and English, however students may be required to have GCSE English for articulation on to degree programmes. Access Diploma: Pass relevant subject-related Access course with a minimum of 48 credits at level 3 or above including 14 at Merit.

    International Student Entry Requirements

    International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.