The HND in Fine Art is a continuation of the HNC in Fine Art.
This Higher Education course aims to develop you as professional artists and for you to progress either to employment, independent studio practise or higher level studies. Emphasis throughout the year is on developing independent research, practical studio work, exhibiting work and to continue acquiring creative, contextual and technical skills. We feel this course of study provides a complimentary and developmental pathway in Fine Art, building on practical experience, subject knowledge and personal expression to produce a sustainable conceptual framework for professional practise. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
The college provides good sized personal workspace and lots of tutor contact. The course consists of 6 units: practical and a written essay.
You’ll also have opportunities to display your work in public, in our unique on-site gallery space and an external gallery space.
Tutors are practising artists and include: Greg Rook, Erika Winstone, Rachel Wilson and others. Specialist tutors and technicians within the college also contribute to the course.
The programme is taught over 30 weeks, September to June, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements)
Applicants are welcome to apply with the equivalent of Level 2 English and Maths and a merit trajectory qualification from previous HNC study. On the HND you will study six units at level 5 (having completed eight units from the HNC.) The HND is the equivalent of the 2nd year of a BA in Fine Art and is listed on UCAS.
What does the course lead to?
Students with a merit profile can apply to continue on at the college to the BA Fine Art top up or apply to other colleges for the 2nd year of a BA or an MA (depending on previous qualifications.)
Where will I study?
At our Chelsea Centre in the Carlyle building studios situated on the top floor.
What are the facilities and equipment like?
You will be allocated a dedicated studio space, workshop facilities and equipment, mac room, have a personal tutor and will be able to attend contextual studies lectures and presentations by the course team, visiting artists and the artist in residence (AIR) We have a large gallery space in the Chelsea Centre.
How much should I study outside class?
You will need to carry out independent research in the studio, at home and visiting galleries; plus some written work will need to be produced outside of course hours.
How is the course assessed?
Units have deadlines and assessments take place throughout the year. Your grades will be discussed with you and written feedback is given. A range of assessment methods are used including group critiques, individual tutorials, marking of written assignments, a final show, etc.
Are any course materials online?
Project briefs and course documents are placed on the student VLE MOODLE for students to access throughout the year.
What books and equipment do I need?
Reading list provided for specific units. Students should have a sketchbook and research folder. Some tools and equipment provided in studio. Individual working media and equipment, depending on practise, to be provided by students.
What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?
All students will make a contribution to the collective costs of mounting the course exhibitions.
How to apply
Click on APPLY NOW at the top of this page to complete our online form, call us on 020 7573 5333 or enrol in person.
What do I need to bring to the interview?
You will need to bring a substantial portfolio of work containing recent examples of your work. You will also need to bring any sketchbooks and a selection of drawings from observation. In addition you will be asked to bring along a recent essay or other example of your written English e.g. an exhibition review.
UK and EU students are eligible for a student finance loan. The loans do not need to start to be repaid until you are earning £21,000 per year. College advisers can assist with applications. Further information is available on our website.
All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they:
• Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct
• Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications.
• Meet the course entry requirements
• Provide a reference if requested to do so
Supporting our learners
Being a student at KCC, means you can expect a caring friendly inclusive learning environment. We will support you throughout your studies with us. Our students benefit from: Tutorial Support, Information Advice and Guidance, Counselling and personal support, access to learner support services, libraries at Wornington and Hortensia providing collections of books, journals, DVDs and access to PCs and on line learning materials.
Financial support may be available to you, including a student loan. Please contact an Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) advisor on 020 7573 5325 who will be able to give you further information.
Additional Learning Support for students with disabilities or learning difficulties
KCC is committed to improving access to learning for all our students. Please tell us if you have any access requirements at any stage of the application process. The additional learning support team can provide help and information regarding your individual needs. For example, the team can provide information on hearing loop facilities, communication support (e.g. BSL), dyslexia support, physical access, equipment/software (e.g. JAWS). If you would like to discuss learning support please phone 020 7573 5308. Further information about our services is available from Wendy Charles-Martin head of Learner Services email@example.com 020 7573 5374 or Mark Bradley head of Additional Learning Support firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7573 5340.
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Information on this course fact sheet was correct at time of publication; however course offers and details may be subject to change.