Level 4 HNC Art and Design (Graphic Design) (Tattoo Illustration)
South Thames College
Key Course Facts
The course is delivered by experienced professionals including a specialist tattooist. All teachers are experts in their field with extensive industry and teaching profiles.
The HNC qualification is delivered through practical projects that cover ideas generation and using visual techniques that explore the cultural contexts of tattoo artistry and body art to develop your practice. The focus is on exploring exciting current practices in body art, body modification and wider notions of body aesthetics. There is a strong emphasis on drawing throughout the course, developing a steady hand and strong fine art skills through the exploration of the visual language of line, colour, form, shape, tone. Professional Practice is a key element to this qualification and is focussed on establishing your personal portfolio development and working towards establishing you as a Tattoo Artist.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
In Art, or related subjects.
In Art and Design, or related subjects.
Substantial relevant work experience also considered in lieu of qualifications.
English language requirements
|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).|
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Art and Design (Graphic Design) (Tattoo) - HNC, HNC, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Level 4 HNC Art and Design (Graphic Design) (Tattoo Illustration) HNC
|England UK||£5100||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£5100||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)
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
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Graphic Design HND||West Herts College||85%||0%||20%||£6165||£6165||-||Watford||On campus Full-time|
|Graphic Design HND||University Centre at Salford City College||53%||-||35%||£7500||-||59||Salford||On campus Full-time|
|Graphic Design HND||North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College||85%||25%||35%||£5950||-||-||Nuneaton||On campus Full-time|
|Art and Design (Graphic Design) HND||Canterbury College||-||10%||25%||£6000||-||-||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Art and Design: Graphic Design HND||Gloucestershire College||-||-||20%||£5700||£9000||-||Gloucester||On campus Full-time|
|Graphic Design with Photography HND||WCG -Warwickshire College Group||-||-||-||£7975||£8950||-||Leamington Spa||On campus Full-time|
|Graphic Design HND||Southport College||-||-||10%||£6165||-||-||Southport||On campus Full-time|
|Graphic Design Top-up HND||Nottingham College||-||-||10%||£8250||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|HNC Graphic Design (Bedford) HNC||Bedford College||-||-||10%||£2948||-||-||Bedford||On campus Part-time|
|Art and Design (Graphic Design) HNC||Morley College||-||-||10%||£6165||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|