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Title: HND Art and Design (Art Practice)
Fee: £6000 p.a. UK and EU students

HND Art and Design (Art Practice)

This course encourages you to develop and expand your existing art practice, offering you an interdisciplinary programme exploring 2D and 3D processes and techniques.

UCAS codes

  • Institution: EKC Group
  • Institution code: C12
  • Course code: FA01
  • Campus: Canterbury College

What does this course involve?

This course encourages you to develop and expand your existing art practice, offering you an interdisciplinary programme exploring 2D and 3D processes and techniques. Projects will support you to address and interpret a wide range of themes, responding to both personally generated and live projects. Experimentation is essential and equips you with the skills to develop ideas from conception to solution, along with the ability to verbalise and present ideas and work. This will be supported by individual and group tutorials, seminars and lectures, studio work and practical workshops.

Units of study

Year 1:

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project – Pearson Set
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices
  • Visual Narratives
  • Communication in Art & Design

Year 2:

  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project – Pearson Set
  • Advanced Art Practice Studies
  • Material Selection & Specification
  • Advanced Lifedrawing
  • Art Direction

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout the course. You will receive formative feedback to support your development of project progression, along with graded summative feedback at the end of each module.

What may it lead to?

There is the opportunity to progress on to our one-year BA (Hons) Visual Arts Level 6 course, validated by the University of Kent at Canterbury College.

The course is designed to prepare you for employment within the creative industries, where the creative, research and professional skills gained on the course enable a broad range of career possibilities within the creative sector.

Entry requirements

48 UCAS tariff points plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above.

Additional information and other costs

Delivery is through lectures, seminars and tutorials, normally over three days a week. 

Course fees for the 2020/21 academic year are £6000 p.a. for UK and EU students. For further information please refer to guidance from the UK Government and Student Finance England. There may be costs to cover additional materials, gallery/industry visits and exhibiting.

If you have a disability including learning difficulties, mental health or long term illness, you may be eligible to claim an allowance to cover extra costs both academic and personal. This is known as Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and can be applied for through Student Finance at the same time as your student tuition fee and/or maintenance loan. Please refer to UK Government guidance for further information.

Disclaimer: In accordance with consumer law for higher education providers, Canterbury College makes every effort to ensure that the information contained on its website is fair and accurate to provide educational services as described. The College reserves the right to change all information including fees, other costs, times, days and duration of courses and undertakes to keep applicants informed of any changes.


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