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University Centre Croydon

HNC Art and Design

UCAS Code: W101

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

96

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Textile design

Fashion design

Graphic design

Photography

2 specialist pathways, Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Design and Art Practice.

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Certificate in Art and Design is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the creative industries sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim is to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

This qualification has been designed to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industries. This dynamic and rapidly changing sector of the global economy covers a wide range of subjects, including those of art and design. The pathways of this qualification are intended to provide students with opportunities to explore the creative industries through a focused curriculum that prepares them for further degree-level studies or working in the industry.

The L4 course is a Full Time Course over 1 academic year. You will complete 8 Units each worth 15 credits at L4. On successful completion of the course you will be able to progress onto the level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design at UCC enter employment in the Creative Industries sector such as the fashion industry or continue employment or progress into a university degree.

At Level 4 students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the creative industries sector through four core units, which includes one unit assessed through a Pearson-set assignment.

Graduates successfully completing the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Art and Design will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of art and design. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to Art and Design, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. It is usually studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits. It is usually studied full-time over two years, or part-time over four years.

UCC would expect that an HND student would have achieved at least 90 credits at Level 4 before progressing to Level 5 units. This allows for the students to submit the remaining 30 credits at Level 4 while undertaking their Level 5 study.

Students undertaking an HND who fail to successfully complete the full qualification may be awarded an HNC, if their credit achievement permits.

You will be assessed by completing written assignment work to show understanding of theory and projects and completed art and fashion exhibitions and displays which will show understanding of theory into practice.

You will also benefit from opportunities for deeper learning, where you are able to make connections between units and select areas of interest for detailed study. In this way BTEC Higher Nationals provide a vocational context in which

Modules

The core units are:
Professional Development
Contextual Studies
Individual Project (Pearson-set)
Techniques & Processes

Depending on the ‘specialist pathway’, at Level 4, students will undertake a further

three specialist units (related to their Level 4 pathway) from:
Materials & Structures
3DPractices
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Pattern Cutting & Garment Making
Fashion & Textiles Practices
Lighting for Photography
Photographic Practices
Screen-based Practices
Typography
Graphic Design Practices
Digital Design Practices
Media Practices
Material Practices
Art/Craft Production

The centre can also choose a further optional unit at Level 4 from the following:
Packaging Design
Ceramic & Glass
Fashion Accessories
Fashion Collection
Printmaking
Visual Merchandising
Surveying & Measuring
Darkroom Techniques
Textile Technology
Communication in Art & Design
Workflows
Surface Design
Visual Narratives

Assessment methods

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. It is usually studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits. It is usually studied full-time over two years, or part-time over four years.

UCC would expect that an HND student would have achieved at least 90 credits at Level 4 before progressing to Level 5 units. This allows for the students to submit the remaining 30 credits at Level 4 while undertaking their Level 5 study.

Students undertaking an HND who fail to successfully complete the full qualification may be awarded an HNC, if their credit achievement permits.

You will be assessed by completing written assignment work to show understanding of theory and projects and completed art and fashion exhibitions and displays which will show understanding of theory into practice.

You will also benefit from opportunities for deeper learning, where you are able to make connections between units and select areas of interest for detailed study. In this way BTEC Higher Nationals provide a vocational context in which

students can develop the knowledge and academic study skills required for progression to university degree courses, including:

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£2,400
per year
England
£2,400
per year
EU
£2,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£2,400
per year
Scotland
£2,400
per year
Wales
£2,400
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Croydon

Department:

Art and Design

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