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HNC Art and Design (Arts Practice)

Housed in the historic setting of Penzance School of Art, the HNC Fine Art at Penwith College is an exciting course which encourages the development of a personal, fine art identity through direct, practical engagement with materials and processes such as contemporary painting, drawing, installation and site-specific work, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, ceramics and kiln formed glass, all of which are underpinned by cultural and contextual studies.

Why Choose This Course?

As a student on this course, you will be challenged to investigate a diverse range of art and design media, develop your own innovative visual language and realise your creative potential, both as an individual and as a collaborator.

You will learn to develop your ideas through a wide range of specialist media and expand your creative outcomes through a series of vocationally relevant projects. Professional practice elements include presentation techniques, career planning, marketing and exhibition opportunities.

The course is structured to support and develop your confidence and individual strengths, exploring areas such as drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, illustration, photography, ceramics and sculpture, allowing for a broad and creative approach to art, design and communication.

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Start date: 23/09/2024

Course code
HCARTDE24P
Level
Level 4
Location
Penwith College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
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Top Course Highlights

Small Classes

Excellent Tutor Support

Outstanding Facilities

Live Projects

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Friendly and Creative Staff

The Art Department is friendly, supportive, ambitious and hardworking. Our staff are experienced educators and have their own areas of expertise alongside being practicing artists and designers in their own right.

A Levels

Specialist studios and equipment

Enjoy specialist studios and equipment including a 3D workshop, ceramics studio, ceramic and glass kilns, printing presses and screen-printing facilities.

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Exhibition opportunities

All students can exhibit their work at the end of year exhibition. Other exhibition opportunities are possible through our collaborations with external galleries, arts organisations and project specific outcomes.

What Will I Learn?

Encouraged to explore and develop skills through practical engagement with materials and processes, students will experiment with a range of practices such as contemporary painting, drawing, installation and site-specific work, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, all of which are underpinned by cultural and contextual studies. Curatorial and professional practice is also integrated throughout the course in conjunction with local and international artists, designers, curators and galleries.

Modules: 

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson-set)
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices
  • Art/Craft Production
  • Surface Design
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Where Will It Take Me?

Careers: Employment within the creative industries is as varied as it is challenging. Many of our alumni have progressed into careers such as print and textile design, animation, designer-makers and design crafts such as ceramics or jewellery and silversmithing, graphic design, fashion design, illustration and commercial photography.

Progression: Students can progress from the HNC to year 2 of HND Fine Art at the University Centre Truro and Penwith.

Assessment Arrangements

Each unit has its own assessment criteria. Each completed practical project is graded against one or more units.

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

Information & Support

Independent practice will be supported through PowerPoints, worksheets and other guides available through our Moodle course. College trips to visit museums and galleries will be offered and we encourage our students to visit galleries both locally and nationally to support their work.

Additional Information

Duration: One year full time, part-time route available.

Awarding Body: Pearson

UCAS Course Code: J641

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What you could earn

  • Artists
  • Arts Officers, Producers and Directors
  • Textiles, Garments and Related Trades
  • Textile Process Operatives
  • Graphic Designers
  • Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors
  • Architects
  • Product, Clothing and Related Designers
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£40,148

Entry Level Salary

£6,263

Average Salary

£19,636

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£24,345

Entry Level Salary

£7,858

Average Salary

£15,297

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£44,861

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£15,172

Average Salary

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45

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£18,052

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£52,417

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£18,724

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£56,418

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£17,586

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£28,262

Annual openings in Cornwall

27

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