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HNC Fine Art

Course Name 
HNC Fine ArtAvailable for applications (HE)
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 4
Start Date



1 year

Mode of Study Full-time
Awarding Body

Pearson BTEC

UCAS Code W100
Course Overview

The HNC in Fine Art is designed for students who are passionate about Art & Design and want to develop their own creative practice at a higher level. This course will help to build the skills you’ve already developed and give you the opportunity to explore a wide range of creative practices in order to refine and focus your own specialist pathway.

The course aims to prepare you fully for developing your own practice by incorporating contextual awareness alongside professional and employment-focussed skills.

Through a range of projects involving investigation, research and communication skills, you will examine historical and contemporary aspects of Art and Design in order to analyse and prepare research information for written and seminar presentations.

You will explore a range of artistic skills which will develop into more personal techniques as you progress into your chosen area of specialism.

The College has a wide range of equipment/facilities for art and design including:

  • Your own dedicated studio space
  • Print workshop
  • Ceramics studio
  • 3D workshop
  • Fully-equipped photography studio including traditional darkroom
  • Regular visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions will help to consolidate your understanding of art appreciation and inform your own work

Regular visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions will help to consolidate your understanding of art appreciation and inform your own work.

What You Will Study

Year 1:
The Level 4 Higher National Certificate consists of 120 credits at Level 4 delivered via Module A Process & Practice.
A1 Concept and Development
A2 Creative Project

Year 2:
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma consists of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate (above) plus an additional 120 credits at Level 5 delivered via Module B Professional Creative Practice.
B1 Personal Professional Development
B2 Professional Project

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment is ongoing and each module will be formally assessed via the coursework and portfolio produced. This will include initial ideas, development work and sampling, research, reflective journal and finished pieces of work.

Assessments may also take a variety of forms including practical tasks, group work, formal presentations, written assignments. It is crucial that you develop your peer assessment and take part in regular group critiques in order to develop your critical awareness and confidence.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 64 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in a related subject OR an Access course

GCSEs at Grade 9-4 in English Language (or equivalent qualification) is required.

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accreditation Prior Learning APL process for accreditation towards this course.

All applicants are required to attend an interview, you will also need to bring with you a portfolio of your work. A member of the course team to discuss your reasons for applying and your career plan.

Attendance Expectations

30 weeks full time

Fee Information £6,950
Further Study HND Fine Art
Course Groups (W) Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Art, Design & Photography
Client Group (W) Higher Education
Search Ref (W) 59575
Website Ref (W) ZQKZ2B344R
Information last amended: 06 June 2024 13:31

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