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Bedford College Group

HNC / HND Arts Practice (Bedford)

UCAS Code: AD02

Higher National Diploma - HND

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1.0year

Full-time | 2021

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2.0 years | Full-time | 2021

2.0 years | Part-time | 2021

The one year long HNC in Art Practice will allow you to explore your artistic practice through a broad diagnostic introduction to contemporary art. For example, painting, printmaking, sculpture or in an interdisciplinary way. In addition, you will develop methodologies for idea generation within an art context. The course will also introduce you to the philosophy and sociology of art. Art theory and contextual studies are delivered alongside your practical art work.

The course is run by art practitioners and they put an emphasis on professional practice through live projects and by enabling you to submit work to national art competitions, for example the Jerwood Drawing Prize.

From the HNC course you can progress to Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Arts Practice).

The HND programme in Arts Practice is a follow on from the HNC course and will allow you to explore your arts practice with an emphasis on developing a personal visual language in paint, drawing, sculpture or interdisciplinary approach to making art. In addition you will develop methodologies for idea generation within an art context. The course will also introduce you to the philosophy and sociology of art. Art theory and contextual studies are delivered alongside your practical work. The course is run by art practitioners in studios in the purpose built South Bank Arts Centre. There is an emphasis on professional practice through live projects. This is a well-recognised course for the quality of teaching, collaborations and exhibitions. Our students also show their art work at the end of year exhibitions in the South Bank Arts Centre and get the opportunity to visit galleries at home and abroad in places such as Berlin, Amsterdam or New York.

During this course you will study the following core compulsory units:

- Visual Communication

- Ideas Generation and Development

- Contextual and Cultural Referencing

- Professional Practice.

You will also study from a range of specialist units, including:

- Digital Image Creation and Development

- Exhibition of Art Work

- Management of Art Exhibitions

- Fine Art Painting

- Fine Art Sculpture

- Fine Art Printmaking

- Time-based Artwork

- Fine Art Ready-mades

- Site-specific Art Work

- Commissioned Art Work

- Drawing in Fine Art

- Development of a Fine Art Identity

- Development of a Fine Art Language

- Personal Development Through Drawing.

On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment. Career options include: Art Practitioner, Illustrator, Gallery Curator, Conservation and much more.

Modules

During this course you will study the following core compulsory units:

Visual Communication
Ideas Generation and Development
Contextual and Cultural Referencing
Professional Practice.

You will also study from a range of specialist units, including:

Digital Image Creation and Development
Exhibition of Art Work
Management of Art Exhibitions
Fine Art Painting
Fine Art Sculpture
Fine Art Printmaking
Time-based Artwork
Fine Art Ready-mades
Site-specific Art Work
Commissioned Art Work
Drawing in Fine Art
Development of a Fine Art Identity
Development of a Fine Art Language
Personal Development Through Drawing.

Some of these units are likely to be combined to form a final major project with unit five, Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation. In total you will study sixteen units on this course. As the course progresses you will be expected to develop more independence and autonomy, and negotiate a personal learning plan to support your practice.

Assessment methods

You will work with a range of specialist lecturers, including practising designers, in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs are set for each assignment, and you are encouraged to develop a personal response to each task. All activities are supported through one-to-one tutorials and group discussions to inform you of personal progress and to aid assessment. Assessment is continuous throughout the course, with assignments graded at the end of each task.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,895
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,895
per year
Scotland
£5,895
per year
Wales
£5,895
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bedford College

Department:

Art and Design

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