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Art & Design HND

Art & Design HND

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 5
calendar1 Year
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

The Level 5 Art Practice HND allows students to develop a sound understanding of the principles in their ‘specialist pathway’ of study. Students will learn to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving and will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and have the qualities necessary for employment in the sector.

Students will specialise by committing to specific career path and/or progression route to degree- level study. In addition, the qualifications may provide links to industry-related and employer-supported Apprenticeship schemes that can provide further opportunities for enhanced employability.

Course Overview

At Level 5, there is a required mix of core, specialist and optional units. The core units are:

  • Professional Practice

  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)

  • Advanced Art Practice Studies

  • Techniques & Processes

Three more specialist units will supplement the mandatory units, chosen to match the learners’ specialist pathways.

Learners are expected to be in College for up to three days a week and will need to complete regular home study.

While on the course you will complete a variety of projects through which you will extend a range of practical skills and develop your practice through material and contextual investigation. The assignments will be linked to a vocational context, and, whenever possible, working for a real client.

During the programme you will have the opportunity to explore personal themes and concerns, using a range of media. It is a primarily studio based course where you will spend time building an individual portfolio of work.

Where possible there will be organised trips to galleries, studios and museums.

Progression Routes

Students who complete this course will be equipped to explore careers in a variety of creative workplaces such as:

  • Graphic design studies

  • Print producers

  • Design agencies

  • Photography studies

  • Branding agencies

  • Architectural practise

  • Fashion management firms

  • Publishing companies

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring a full list of careers in the industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this course you will need a minimum of 64 UCAS points, GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or higher, and have completed the HNC in Art Practice or similar.

You will also need enthusiasm for the subject with a commitment to study, and evidence of good skills in practical subjects.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A33904-A1A