Art and Design (Art Practice, Illustration Drawing and Printmaking) HNC
Key Course Facts
The HNC in Art and Design (Art Practice pathway) is an Illustration, Drawing and Printmaking course developed to enable its students to interrogate 2D practices across a range of both traditional and cutting-edge processes. With a focus on hands-on, process-based expertise, the course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge of a broad range of primarily 2D practices with interrogation into each method so you can test, develop and refine work to understand the various intricacies of each method of production.
Across the first semester you will be introduced to new production techniques that include studio based drawing practices such as Life Drawing, Still Life and Observational Studies, and well as working on location in contemporary 'en plein air' and site specific practice, along with broader practices that encompass movement sound and conceptual drawing methodologies.
As your skill base grows you will investigate the methods of refining your work across a range of outcome pathways and explore the use of printmaking in its broadest sense, to gain an in-depth knowledge of its potential.
As you progress through the second semester, your attention will turn to the professionalisation of your work where you can relate your practice to its place in industry and find your contemporaries.
With drawing studios and a fully equipped print-room, you will have the opportunity of learning from experienced tutors, who are industry experts and dedicated to their disciplines, knowing both traditional hand rendered techniques, through to cutting edge digital practices.
As this course is broad and experimental in its approach, you will be able to develop your work into a range of outcomes depending on your own personal direction. We encourage new thinking and diversity in approach, so you will be able to take a process and take it into a personal and meaningful outcome which suits your specific aims.
Alongside technical delivery, you will also respond to live industry briefs so you are able to test your working knowledge and its place in industry. At the Chelsea Centre our newly established Creative Agency will allow you respond to briefs from a range of partners to build a unique and personal portfolio
By the end of the programme you will be able to understand your place within the industry, and learn the standards and processes needed to achieve. You will also have the knowledge needed to either progress into the full HND of this programme, or work within your chosen industry pathway.
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.
English language requirements
|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 (Art Practice, Illustration Drawing and Printmaking) HNC
|England UK||£6165||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6165||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
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|Illustration with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||University of Derby||73%||5%||5%||£9250||£14045||137||Derby||On campus Full-time|
|Illustration BA (Hons)||University of East London||77%||5%||10%||£9250||£13080||89||London||On campus Full-time|
|Illustration BA (Hons)||Buckinghamshire New University||94%||5%||15%||£9250||£14250||114||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Graphic Design and Illustration BA (Hons)||University of Worcester||81%||5%||10%||£9250||£13100||125||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
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