The HND in Fine art aims to develop you as professional artist, progressing either to employment, studio practise or higher studies. Emphasis is on developing independent research, practical studio work, exhibiting and creative, contextual and technical skills. Teaching is over 30 weeks, Sept – June, Mon – Weds.
The college provides good sized personal workspace and lots of tutor contact. You’ll also have opportunities to display work in public in our own gallery space and an external gallery. Tutors are practising artists. The HND is the equivalent of the 2nd year of a BA in Fine Art.
Applicants require equivalent of Level 2 English and Maths and a merit trajectory qualification from previous HNC study.
You will need to bring a substantial portfolio of work and an essay or other example of written English eg. exhibition review.
Students with a merit profile can apply to continue on at the college to the BA Fine Art top up or apply to university for the 2nd year of a BA or MA.
You will be allocated a dedicated studio space, workshop facilities and equipment, mac room and will be able to attend contextual studies lectures and presentations by the course team and visiting artists.
How much should I study outside class?
You will carry out independent research in the studio, at home and visiting galleries. Some written work will need to be produced outside of course hours.
Units have deadlines and assessments take place throughout the year. Your grades will be discussed with you and written feedback given.
What equipment do I need?
Students should have a sketchbook and research folder. Some tools and equipment are provided in studio. All students make a contribution to the cost of mounting course exhibitions.
Applications for this full-time HE course must go via UCAS: www.ucas.com
The code for this course is 00CW.
Kensington and Chelsea College’s provider code is K14.