South Thames College
Art and Design (Graphic Design) - HNC HNC
South Thames College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The course incorporates a wide range of design practices with an emphasis on graphics and is designed to reflect an experimental approach to creative design practice, although all the assignment briefs are very open. Some projects are carried out in small groups but you are given the opportunity to develop your individual creativity whilst learning a range of technical skills. There is a contextual studies element to the course to provide theory and history to support your practice.

Each unit is assessed and graded once completed. There will be regular 1:1 verbal and written feedback to help you develop your ideas and work. When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations. The independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, specialist art rooms such as the mac suite and print room.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

In Art, Design, or related subjects.

In Art, Design, or related subjects.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.
Cambridge English Advanced B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, we are unable to accept applications from international students who require a Tier 4 visa for courses taught at South Thames College Wandsworth campus.
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Tuition Fees Art and Design (Graphic Design) - HNC HNC

EU £5100 year 1
England UK £5100 year 1
Northern Ireland £5100 year 1
Scotland £5100 year 1
Wales £5100 year 1

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs ARE included in the fees: Annual printing allowance; BTEC registration fee if applicable. The following course-related costs are NOT included in the fees: Additional printing over and above the annual allowance; the cost of book, equipment and materials that you might wish to purchase.

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 South Thames College

South Thames College Group (STCG) is a large education provider that mainly delivers further education level courses in the south-west side of London, England. STCG works from four main campus sites, which applicants can find in Kingston upon Thames, Wandsworth, Carshalton, and Morden.

Where is this programme taught

South Thames College (Wandsworth)
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