Higher National Diploma (HND)
in Art and Design (Fine Art)

Course Overview

Students will gain a wide range of Fine Art knowledge linked to practical skills and through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop transferable skills.

The course is skills based and validated by Pearson, Edexcel, embracing a broad range of Fine Art activities. It focuses on a broad range of Fine Art practice and skills that are required to work in the art and design industry.

 

Academic staff are practicing artists with national and international profiles. Units are devised to enable the development of appropriate skills, nurturing an underpinning framework for diverse approaches, which are process-led. These can include experimental methods of drawing, painting, sculpture and digital media.

During each year of their studies, students will be given the opportunity to exhibit work providing an excellent platform for their creativity, which can be listed on students’ CVs.

Assessment is through assignments and work submitted, which is assessed at the end of each project. An assignment may take a variety of forms, including practical and written. Units are devised to enable the development of appropriate skills, nurturing an underpinning framework for diverse approaches, which are process-led. These can include experimental methods of drawing, painting, sculpture and digital media.

The Level 4 modules in year 1 lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to Fine Art. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.

Students will gain a wide range of Fine Art knowledge linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the workplace. By the end of Level 4, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of Fine Art. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to key areas of Fine Art.

Aims of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Fine Art year 2 prepare students to move on to specific areas of Fine Art at Level 6 or to enter employment with the qualities and abilities necessary for roles that require personal responsibility and decision-making.

Students will be able to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of Fine Art situations.

By the end of Level 5, students will have a sound understanding of the principles in their area of specialist study and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the business world. They will be able to perform effectively in their specialist area.

In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact the Programme Leaders (or this can be programme support teams etc) if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:

Programme leader contact: Sandra Earl
Programme leader contact email: Sandra.Earl@tynecoast.ac.uk

Apply Now

    1

    Personal Details

    2

    School

    3

    Qualifications

    4

    Help and Support

    5

    Contact

    About you


    If you are under 18, we will use this to contact your parent regarding your progress and any important announcements.

    Address

    Telephone


    Last school attended

    If you are still at school please tell us the name of the school you attend


    Please separate each qualification by using a comma. Leave the text area blank if you have no qualifications.


    Support Required

    We welcome your application if you have a learning difficulty, a disability or other additional support needs. Please help us to ensure that you get the most from your time at TyneMet College by ticking either box A or B.

    A) I would like to talk to someone about supportB) I do not need any support at the moment, but I know I can ask for support if I need it later.

    I require financial guidance

    Please select all that apply

    To ensure we can offer a full support package during your time with us, please select all that apply:

    I have an Educational Healthcare Plan (EHCP)
    I am a looked after child
    I am a young carer
    I am care experienced
    I have a social worker


    How did you hear about us?

    Data Protection

    Tyne Coast College takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to provide you with the products and services which you have requested from us and to administer your account.

    From time to time we would like to contact you with details of other courses we provide. If you consent to us contacting you for this purpose please tick to indicate your preferred contact method.

    PostEmailPhone


    Get in touch

    Our team is always ready to help. So if you have questions on courses, your career, or anything else, complete this contact form and we’ll be in touch.