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Art and Design (QCF) Foundation Diploma at North Hertfordshire College

Course description

All courses are led by engaging tutors with years of experience in the creative industries and include opportunities for work experience and live performances.

You’ll be required to undertake work experience to support your learning in a hands on, practical way. Opportunities from national and regional performing arts bodies, creative agencies and sector organisations will be advertised to students. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in trips and workshops to enhance your professional understanding of the sector.

Art and design: you’ll explore and develop your creativity while learning essential art, design and media skills. You’ll gain both practical and theoretical skills in the key areas of two and three dimensional design, such as fashion, textiles, graphic design, sculpture and product design. Alongside this, your ability and experience of painting, drawing, research and reflection will be continually developed throughout the course.

Course content

Through this course you’ll learn about:

  • A range of disciplines such as fine art, fashion and textiles, graphic design and 3D design
  • Many contemporary and historical practitioners in art and design
  • Other art forms including film, music, drama, literature, dance and poetry
  • Historical periods, events and influential people
  • General social and cultural issues.

Entry requirements

This is a post-18 one-year course. We will assess your suitability for the course at interview based on your portfolio of work. It is expected that you will have completed a level 3 art & design qualification or have significant industry experience. It will strengthen your application if you have achieved GCSE maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent.

Assessment

This course is assessed through assignments, projects and practical tests. You’ll also sit exams if you’re doing maths or English GCSE or functional skills.

Financial information

Price on application.

There are no tuition fees for students aged 16-18 years.

This programme is eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.

Possible charges for any trips or visits offered during the year will be independent of the tuition fees or any other student finance

Future opportunities

Having successfully completed this course, you’ll be able to progress to:

  • University
  • Apprenticeships
  • Paid employment in the sector.

Further information

please visit our website for further information - www.nhc.ac.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Hertfordshire College directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2017
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      In recent years, we’ve invested over £10 million in additional space, new equipment and resources to make sure that our learning environment is consistent with that of a modern sector workplace.

      We’ve invested in:

      • dedicated classrooms, learning spaces and breakout areas for project work and independent study, including our black box drama studio for creative arts students
      • Hart Salon is our professional student-run hair and beauty salon at the Hitchin Campus. It’s open to the public and offers a range of affordable services
      • Hart Kitchens is our contemporary, student-run restaurant at the Hitchin Campus. Hart Kitchens is open for lunch Tuesday - Thursday during term time and we also run regular themed evenings
      • a learning resource centre with a great collection of books, journals, electronic databases and websites – open Monday to Friday during term time

      Our Hitchin Campus is a creative and fun environment, with fantastic links to local employers.