Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Art and Design (Graphic Design) FOR TATTOO ARTISTS.

This creative course will give you the knowledge, creative experience and confidence to progress into a career in Art and Design with a focus on the Tattoo Industry. It is aimed at dedicated learners who want, ultimately, to move into the Tattoo Industry via an industry Apprenticeship or into further training, and are looking for practical training and a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification. This full time course is delivered by experienced professionals who are experts and have extensive industry and teaching profiles.

The HNC course is a one year course with progression to an HND in the second year to complete a full Level 5 qualification.  

Please note that at no time will there be skin application as this is only appropriate after your formal training and industry apprenticeship have been completed. There will, however, be application to prosthetic alternatives throughout.

Course Content

Skills covered are tailored to industry requirements. The course is practically driven but it also demands academic ability to build a solid grounding in production theory, industry knowledge, and business skills. The HNC year is focused primarily on Art and Design skills development and acquisition, the HND year (Year 2) will develop Industry specific skills and will allow you to refine your creative practice.

 

Successful completion of the HNC will require the accumulation of 120 credits from the modules studied. Modules studied may include:

 

  • Individual Project – you will produce your own creative response to a set brief with the focus on exploring existing practices in body art, body modification and wider notions of body aesthetics.
  • Techniques and Processes – you will produce work that communicates your creative intentions as an aspiring tattoo artist. Tattoo artistry demands strong creative skills of exploration and idea generation. You will develop a steady hand, explore and practice the visual language of line, colour, form, shape and tone.
  • Contextual Studies – explore the social, historical and cultural context of key art and design movements.
  • Professional Development – we will support you as you work towards establishing yourself as a Tattoo/Body Artist through personal portfolio development and creating personal development plans.  
  • Typography Skills – explore and understand current typography practice as it relates to the Tattoo Artist in the modern digital world.
  • Lifedrawing – practical exploration of contemporary and historic life drawing media, processes and techniques. As a Tattoo Artist it is vital you have a keen awareness of human anatomy, structure and form.
  • Accessories and Body Adornments – experiment with a wide range of materials to design and create body accessories and adornments.
  • Open study sessions in our dedicated facilities

 

Successful completion of the HND will require the accumulation of 240 credits from the modules studied. Modules studied in your HND second year may include:

 

  • Professional Practice -  you will have a clear understanding and appreciation of the working environment through talks from industry professionals etc. You will be supported to find and undertake a significant work experience opportunity.
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation -  you will develop your own creative work based on research and client requirements through in-depth project work.
  • Tattoo and Body Art on Display – working collaboratively you will plan and manage a tattoo and body art project culminating in a public exhibition.
  • Tattoo Styling and Recording – present a portfolio of images recognising the impact of styling within historical and contemporary creative industries.
  • Advance Practice – further experimentation and personal development through treating the body as a unique canvas. Tattoo application techniques will be evidenced on synthetic skin products.
  • 1-2-1 and tutorial
  • Additional workshops - introduction to dermatology and laser removal treatment.
  • Open study sessions in our dedicated facilities

Entry Requirements for HNC

Applicants should have at least 32 UCAS points from one A-Level, a BTEC Level 3 or equivalent qualification. An interview where you will need to prove some experience of / or interest in art and design. A satisfactory reference. Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered.

For entry to the HND Year 2 candidates will need at least a pass at HNC Art and Design with a compatible unit structure, and satisfactory reference.

International Entry Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate. IELTS 5.5 or equivalent English Language Certificate. An interview where you will need to prove some experience in art and design, or equivalent. A satisfactory reference. For entry to the HND Year 2 candidates will need at least a pass at HNC Art and Design with a compatible unit structure, and satisfactory reference.

Duration and Delivery

HNC - One year, full time. Classes could be day time or evening.

Next course start date: September 2018.

HND – One year, full time. Classes could be day time or evening.  

Next course start date: September 2019.

Progression

Successful graduates can progress onto University (1st or 2nd year). The course also prepares graduates for access to industry and employment apprenticeships.

Additional Information

The full qualification titles awarded:

HNC Art & Design

HND Art & Design

 

Tuition Fees 2018-19: Home/EU students - £5450 / International Students - £9000 plus awarding body fees and consumables.

Fees quoted are per year of study.

Art and Design personal Kit – HNC year - £150

Art and Design personal Kit – HND year - TBC

 

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Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel

UCAS Course Code: Art and Design for Tattoo Artists - W991

Institution Code: K83

Fees quoted are per year of study and may be subject to change - please contact us for the latest fees advice.

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