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Amersham & Wycombe College Buckinghamshire

HND Fine Art

Course Code AB5819

Campus Amersham Campus

Start Date 19/09/2016

End Date 26/05/2018

Duration 2 Years

Course Level for an explanation of levels, please click here

Loan Available Yes

Who is the course for?

The primary aim of the course is to develop your knowledge and ability within the field of Art & Design, developing a professional portfolio of work to place you in an optimum position to gain employment or progression to further study.
Whilst applicants will generally be expected to have successfully completed a Level 3 qualification mature learners and / or learners with non-standard qualifications will be considered on merit.

What will this course lead to?

By the end of the course you should have a portfolio that confidently displays both your ideas and techniques helping you to decide whether to progress to a BA (Level 6) qualification or to seek employment in an appropriately related field.

Course content includes

The course comprises of a series of project briefs that allow you to explore of a wide range of fine art practices and offer you support in developing your personal methodology and aims. Practices such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, CAD and 3D skills (and combinations of these) will be considered through directed workshops and personal projects. Practical work is underpinned with theoretical, historical and professional considerations. Essential making skills are developed alongside your presentation skills, contemporary fine art practice, and how your personal ideas can be generated and successfully evaluated in order to develop your own fine art identity. The course content is delivered through a series of briefs, group direction, seminars, peer review and discussion and one to one guidance. Overall your development as a fine artist will be the result of careful negotiation and evaluation of your progress with tutors.

Entry requirements

Learners, over the age of 18, with one of the following, will benefit more readily from the course: an Extended Diploma in a relevant discipline; Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design) or Access to HE Diploma (Art & Design). Mature learners and / or learners with non-standard qualifications will be considered on merit. An interview and portfolio (these can vary in format) offering an insight into the applicant’s interests and ability (with accompanying sketchbooks) is required.

How will I be assessed?

There are two key forms of assessment used on the course, these being formative and summative. Formative assessment is informal and usually verbal. Summative assessment is in the form of verbal and written feedback, along with a formally recorded grade for each project.

What equipment/materials do I need to buy?

It is in your best interest to have a complete range of art equipment; a list will be given prior to the start of the course. You are responsible for buying and looking after your own art equipment. If you cannot buy everything at once, try to gradually accumulate items as the course progresses.

Do I need to join a professional organisation?


Fees and costs

For candidates aged 16-18 years old
Tuition fees £5950.00, Exam fee £0.00, Extra costs Approximately £100.00

For candidates aged 19 years and older
Tuition fees £5950.00, Exam fee £0.00, Extra costs Approximately £100.00

International (non EU) students, please call + 44 1494 585555 for information about fees, costs and how to apply

Fees are normally due for payment on enrolment, however some courses can be paid for by instalments, please contact the Course Information Team for details.

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