Morley College
Art and Design (3D Design, Ceramics) HNC
Morley College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

We understand that effective design development must be underpinned by solid practical skills and technical knowledge. To achieve this you will be taught clay construction, wheel-throwing, plaster mould-making and glaze-mixing alongside digital design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD for surface design and 3D printing.

You will be educated and supported by enthusiastic expert specialists in small class sizes and they will teach you how to interpret and respond to real-life design scenarios. We also understand that as professional ceramicists you will need excellent presentation skills in order to promote your ceramic products or gain employment, which is why they are embedded seamlessly into our program. We also engage with visiting Ceramic artists and designers to provide context and inspiration for your future career development. Successful completion of the HNC year will prepare you to progress on to our HND (L5) course, the second year.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Art and Design (3D Design, Ceramics), HNC you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS points equivalent: - Access to Higher Education Diploma - A levels - BTEC at level 3 With GCSE English grade 4 or C minimum. Desirable GCSE Maths.

Qualification requirements

Mature students: if you do not meet the entry requirements as outlined above, we may still consider your application based on previous employment or previous study. We appreciate that mature students may have extensive relevant experience gained through paid or unpaid work, or through other types of professional training or sector-related opportunities and this experience may be used to support an application.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5 Students and prospective students require a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) with no score lower than a 5 in listening and speaking and no score lower than a 5.5 in reading and writing.
PTE Academic 42 Pearson Test of English Academic
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Tuition Fees Art and Design (3D Design, Ceramics) HNC

England UK £6165 year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 year 1
Scotland £6165 year 1
Wales £6165 year 1

Additional fee information

We charge for clay, plaster and printing materials, by weight/quantity. An educated estimate is £50 paid in advance per term depending on individual consumption, costs may be less or more.

Students will have access to free Adobe CC software and AutoCAD in our base rooms. For the purposes of online learning students will need Adobe CC software, which is available at student rate currently £16 per month. Means tested bursaries are available.

We provide a basic tool pack for HNC students, from there students are expected to build their own tool collection depending on areas of interest We do have communal specialist tools for lathe turning, glazing etc.

PPE. Students are expected to have their own aprons, which must be washed at the end of each teaching session. Students will also need a full dust-respirator for glazing and plaster work; students can source their own or buy at cost from the department currently £25

We do have some bursary funding, which is allocated fairly, by application and means testing. We pride ourselves that no student should be at disadvantage due to low income, every effort is made to maintain this.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About Morley College

Morley College is an education centre that focuses on delivering mainly further education and adult education courses, and works from three main campus locations throughout London, England. The London districts where Morley College has campuses include Waterloo, North Kensington, and Chelsea.

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Where is this programme taught

Waterloo Centre
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