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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This course is a Level 4 course and is run part-time over two years: Students will have the opportunity to progress to a one year level 5 HND course and or Higher Education from this programme. If students complete the HNC & HND they will be able to apply for a one year top-up at a University to join the third year of a BA Degree course. Students can also progress directly into a career within the creative industries with this qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

You will require a level 3 qualification in an art and design based subject for example A levels or a L3 Extended Diploma, City & Guilds or Award qualification. Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths are also desirable for example GCSE (Grade C or above) or Functional Skills. You will also be required to attend an interview, with a portfolio containing current art, design or Media based works. The work can be form any Visual Art Specialism (Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, Fashion, Textiles, Film, Photography, illustration) but must show your interest and the development of your ideas.

What does this programme involve?

You will have the opportunity to produce work using a variety of methods and approaches and will be introduced to these through a range of themes and visual art problems using workshops, short projects, research tasks, critiques and presentations. This will help you to then develop your work independently, through a series of assignment based projects. That with support and guidance form tutors will enable you to focus on your specialist area of interest within visual art practice in the second year of the course.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will build your practice by producing work through a response to a range of assignment based projects. This will build to a final self directed project in year 2 which will be assessed through an exhibition of your work. All units on the course are internally assessed and externally verified by BTEC. Each unit you achieve has a value of 15 or 20 credits and you will require 120 credits in total to achieve the HNC qualification in full.

What else do I need to know?

This course will provide students with the benefit of local and national visits to exhibitions and galleries such as: Tate Modern, V&A Museum and The Royal Academy and Frieze Contemporary art fair in London; also local galleries Pallant House Chichester, and The Southampton City Art Gallery. You will be expected to produce a professional development log as part of these activates, to support your course work. The staff teaching on the course are all professional specialists within art & design and are qualified to Degree level or higher.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
ARD1 Eastleigh College 24/9/2018 Mon/Wed 16:15 – 21:00 32 £2,318.00 £2,318.00 Apply now

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