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HND in Art and Design

Qualification: BTEC HND
Level 5

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About this course

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The HND in Art and Design is a practical course that would particularly benefit those with a desire to work in the creative arts industry or are currently working within the profession. It will provide you with a range of creative experiences and will enable you to experiment and develop skills in drawing, painting, textiles, fashion, photography, printing, graphics and sculpture/3D methods. The course ends with a professional art exhibition where you can showcase your work to the public, local employers and higher education institutions.

This course is classified as a full-time course but you will only be required to attend college two days per week.

The HND is a far more cost-effective option than a degree.

Student Feedback

"The course is very diverse, hands-on and relevant. You don't just learn how to create art, but also how to exhibit your work and to make a living as an artist." Charlotte Dennis, now studying MA Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts (Farnham).

Financial Assistance

Do you need help to pay for this course? Did you know you can take out a Higher Education Loan to help with this? The Student Loans Company provides loans and grants to learners at college studying Higher Education. 

Important Notice

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers. If there are too few enrolments, the College may cancel the course. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until enrolment is complete and any relevant fees are paid.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us.

Tel: 023 8048 4848
Email: enquiries@southampton-city.ac.uk 

You will be supported in developing a highly individual, ideas based portfolio, pursuing your own specialist interests including theory, materials and techniques.

  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Critical Study in Art and Design or Ideas In Context
  • References and Sources in Art and Design
  • Communication with Images in Art and Design
  • Commissioned Fine Art Work
  • Development of a Fine Art Identity
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Personal Development Through Drawing
  • A specialist area of Art & Design based on your choice
  • Well equipped art studios
  • Large and fully equipped photography studio
  • Photography dark room
  • Suite of Apple Macs
  • Gallery exhibition space

100% Coursework/practical assessment

  • Level 4 qualification in art, design, photography, media or other relevant subject 
  • Strong creative portfolio of work
  • Applicants may be considered without formal qualifications if their skills and experience are of an appropriate standard - this would be assessed at interview
  • Portfolio of work to be presented at interview
  • You will be required to attend an interview prior to enrolling onto this course.
  • Top up to a degree at university
  • Freelance work
  • Work in graphic design, illustration, fine art, fashion, textiles, 3D design, interior design, animation, art history, digital media, curatorship, art journalism or teaching

This qualification is awarded by BTEC Edexcel, 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH. Telephone 0844 576 0026

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