Morley College
Art and Design (Art Practice, Illustration Drawing and Printmaking) HNC
Morley College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

There is a strong focus on practical, technical skills and developing personal independent working practices. Delivery from our academic and technical team is complemented by masterclasses, industry input and presentations. Students benefit from a high level of contact time with tutors. Each project gives the opportunity to follow a range of processes and help students to understand the conditions of a brief, allowing students to build up confidence and understanding of their own process and how it can best be developed in order to support progression into industry. Assessment methods are in the form of: ● A portfolio of work that demonstrates the learning outcomes ● Written assignments ● Practical Tasks ● Development work that shows creative thinking ● Formative feedback ● Peer Feedback ● Summative Assessment

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

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 (Art Practice, Illustration Drawing and Printmaking) HNC

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

Additional fee information

Students pay a one-off fee of £60 towards paper, card and maintenance of equipment. Additional material expenses occur as students work on projects. Whilst material and equipment demands vary by student and brief, and are entirely determined by the student, it is expected that students themselves will need to purchase materials, and equipment for the duration of the course.

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

Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries
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