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Art and Design - 3D Design pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

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Course outline

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of future artists and designers in the contemporary creative industries.

There is an emphasis on employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. Programme content is designed to be appropriate for entry to or progression within the creative sector and to enable progress to higher study at Level 5 on the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Level 6 BA (Hons) top-up degree pathways.

HNC Core modules include:

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project
  • Techniques and Processes

Specialised mandatory units:

  • Screen-based Practices
  • Digital Design Practices

Specialist optional units:

  • Select one or two units to make up to 120 credits of study

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: ADT1
UCAS

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Location Date Fees / reductions
The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Start: 1st February 2021

Tuition fee: £8,250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: ADT1

Qualification

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Art and Design (3D Design)

Duration

1 year

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff. For creative courses you would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Assessment

A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are utilised such as:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Industry work experience
  • Individual or group assignments

There are no examinations.

Progression

From the HNC, you can progress to the Level 5 HND in Art and Design (subject to validation), and then our BA (Hons) Art and Design top-up degree (awarded by Nottingham Trent University) or similar.

Art and design graduates are very much in demand in the creative arts and associated industries, such as marketing, publishing, branding, retail merchandising, design agencies and community arts organisations.

Nottingham College has the highest student satisfaction rates of colleges in the East Midlands

- 2018/19 National Student Survey