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HNC/D Fine Art

The course 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.

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Start date: 23/09/2024

Course code
HEFNART24P
Level
Level 5
Location
Penwith College
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
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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 and Processes
  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices
  • Art/Craft Production
  • Surface Design
  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative
  • Project (Pearson-set)
  • Advanced Art Practice Studies
  • Advanced Life Drawing
  • Conceptual Practice
  • Material Selection and Specification
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Where will it take me?

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.

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.

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What you could earn

  • Artists
  • Arts Officers, Producers and Directors
  • Textiles, Garments and Related Trades
  • Textile Process Operatives
  • Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors
  • Architects
  • Furniture Makers and Other Craft Woodworkers
  • Other Skilled Trades
Potential Salary

£50,364

Entry Level Salary

£14,159

Average Salary

£27,733

Annual openings in Cornwall

7

Potential Salary

£60,482

Entry Level Salary

£18,822

Average Salary

£34,440

Annual openings in Cornwall

17

Potential Salary

£30,955

Entry Level Salary

£9,188

Average Salary

£21,039

Annual openings in Cornwall

4

Potential Salary

£35,888

Entry Level Salary

£15,618

Average Salary

£24,705

Annual openings in Cornwall

3

Potential Salary

£63,515

Entry Level Salary

£25,514

Average Salary

£36,890

Annual openings in Cornwall

10

Potential Salary

£73,902

Entry Level Salary

£25,802

Average Salary

£42,125

Annual openings in Cornwall

2

Potential Salary

£39,626

Entry Level Salary

£15,119

Average Salary

£26,084

Annual openings in Cornwall

15

Potential Salary

£43,579

Entry Level Salary

£16,697

Average Salary

£30,694

Annual openings in Cornwall

8

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