Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Art and Design (Arts Practice)


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 19
Total Hours: 570
Fee: £2600.00
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator:


This course’s purpose is to develop students as professional, self-reflective individuals able to meet the demands of employers in creative industries sector and adapt to an ever-changing world. It provides the learner with the opportunity to develop as a Fine Art Practitioner and gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of contemporary practice allowing you to become confident and professional.

Additional Information

This course will expose you to some of the most contemporary practices inclusive of digital multimedia and fabrication. / You will also have the opportunity to exhibit to the public.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, online: 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.

The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

Course Content

A range of 2D and 3D fine art practices namely, drawing processes, painting, printing, ceramics, sculpture, cross disciplinary procedures, history and contextual studies. / During the first year of the HND students will undertake a creative industries placement – an opportunity which undoubtedly enhances the student’s chances of employment in the industry. / There is also an international field trip where students have the valuable experience of researching first hand other artists, designers and practitioners.

Core Modules

  • Professional Practice
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearsonset)
  • Techniques and Processes
  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices
  • Art/Craft Production
  • Applied Practice – Collaborative Project (Pearson – set)
  • Advanced Art Practice Studies
  • Optional Modules

  • Printmaking
  • Art Direction
  • Ceramic Design
  • Creative Industries Placement
  • Assessment Method

    Students will be expected to complete examinations in a range of subjects and to complete assessment material for all modules. Knowledge of practical procedures will be assessed through practical exercises.

    Progression Opportunities

    You can progress into a relevant degree programme at university with exemption of year 1 and year 2 in some cases, or seek employment opportunities in this field.

    Entry Requirements

  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
  • 4 GCSEs grade A* - C including Maths and English (C or above or equivalent qualification).
  • Subject to interview (with an art portfolio).