Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Art and Design (Arts Practice)
This one year part-time course aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to take the first steps towards a career within the creative industries. It is for students who already have an existing strong art and design skills set and wish not only to extend these but also to develop an understanding of how to exhibit, promote and sell their work within the creative marketplace. It is delivered over two full days and one half day a week to allow students to balance other work and personal commitments alongside their course of study.
Contextual studies increase your knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary art practices. You are taught academic skills and methods and learn to write analytically about art and related concepts. There is a strong emphasis on the creative development of the individual and their practice. It allows students to refine and hone both their practical and theoretical skills in a nurturing, supportive and creative environment. The experienced teaching team have strong industrial links across the creative arts in Northern Ireland.
The course is project driven and student focused offering an inter disciplinary programme across a series of 2D and 3D art practices, covering painting, print, sculpture, ceramic and digital art.
- Professional Development
- Contextual Studies
- Individual Project
- Techniques and Processes
Specialist Units will Include
- Media Practices
- Material Practices
- Communication in Art and Design
- Visual Narratives
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14 hours contact time to include practical classes, group work, lectures, seminars, visits, workshops, exhibitions or tutorials. Student workload usually includes 2 to 3 assessments per module.
A further 10 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments
- GCSE English Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
- GCSE Maths Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy
- A minimum of 48 UCAS points at A level which must include a grade C pass or above at A2 moving image arts/media related subject
- A BTEC foundation Diploma in Art and Design with a M profile
- BTEC/OCR Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design with a MP profile.
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5
Trinity ISE: Pass at Level III or other University-approved equivalent qualifications
Successful completion of the admissions process
Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
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A materials list will be sent to students once accepted onto the course with specific requirements. This will include;
- A standard kit of art materials such as sketch books, paints, brushes, pencils, pens. Approx. £100
- A digital SLR camera. Approx. £150 upwards
- A portfolio case with sleeves A3 or above dependent on own practice. Approx. £40-£60
- A memory cards for both video and audio files approx. £25.
In addition, students will be expected to partake in gallery/museum/workshop visits. Students are asked to budget approx. £30 per visit for transport and food.
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