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

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This creative course will give you the knowledge, creative experience and confidence to progress into a career in 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.

 

 

 

Introductory course information

Award: Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate Art and Design (Graphic Design) FOR TATTOO ARTISTS RQF

Awarding body: Pearson 

UCAS Code: KC01

Location of study:  Kingston College Creative Industries Centre 

Course duration: 1 years (full-time)

Academic year dates: September 2020 until  July 2021  

Days of the week: You will be expected to attend for 2 days a week, possibly Tues, Weds  

Work Placement: There is no credited work placement built into this course. 

Timetables: Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. 

Course Leader: Lucy Clark This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Tel: 020 826 82644 

 

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 a portfolio and satisfactory reference.

Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered.

Maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above are also required

 

Additional requirements

References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.

 

Suitable applicants will be invited to interview, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course by bringing a portfolio of artwork

 

Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: 

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at level 5 or level 6.  For further information please visit our Credit Transfer page [link]. Other qualifications and relevant work experience may also count for academic credit. Further information is available at our Accreditation of Prior Learning page  

International Entry Requirements

All Kingston College HE courses are taught in English. You must be able to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0 in each of the 4 papers.

 

International students must possess qualifications equivalent to Level 3 study in the UK to apply for HE courses. Please be aware that this may mean we suggest an alternative course for you.

Portfolios can be submitted electronically if required.

Skype interviews may be possible – please contact HE Admissions to arrange.

Audition via Skype or recorded video may be possible – please contact HE Admissions to arrange.

Course Overview

This creative course will give you the knowledge, creative experience and confidence to progress into a career in 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.

Module Information

Students will study the following Level X units/modules:-

Successful completion of the HNC will require the accumulation of 120 credits from the units studied.  Units 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 practise 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.
  • Graphic Design – Use Digital Software to create unique designs that relate your own professional Practice
  • Accessories and Body Adornments - experiment with a wide range of materials to design and create body accessories, transfers and adornments.
  • Surface Design- explore and understand both contemporary and traditional tattoo art and develop your own drawing skills in relation to the discipline
  • Open study sessions in our dedicated facilities

Teaching and Learning

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of lectures and practical’s. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will use industry-standard equipment and have access to specialist rooms and library facilities throughout your course.

 

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, specialist art rooms such as the mac suite and studio.

 

Assessment

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

All assessments are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. The course work will be based on practical demonstration of skills as delivered by the lecturers.

 

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity. The following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

 

Summary of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This is for the KIS information- this section will be completed in September when further training on the underlying calculations will be available. Please do not complete this now, a spreadsheet will be circulated nearer the time with the required format. A detailed version will still be required for all programme specifications. The detailed version includes tutorial time/timetabled and compulsory trips etc.

 

Academic support

Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:

  • study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
  • academic writing (including how to reference)
  • research skills (in conjunction with the library)
  • critical thinking and understanding arguments
  • revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

 

Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

 

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.

Course Costs

Fees: For the academic year 2019-20 the tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK/EU students: £5450
  • Overseas/International students: Please contact HE admissions.

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

  • annual printing allowance
  • BTEC registration fee (if applicable – ask if unsure)

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:

  • additional printing over and above the annual allowance
  • the cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase.

Accommodation and living costs are not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation page.

Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for additional support. Details can be obtained from our Money to Study page.

Bursaries, scholarships and prizes: The College also provides a number of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. Some of these are available to students on any course, and some have specific conditions. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes page.

Progression

Suitable students can progress onto the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Art and Design (Graphic Design) FOR TATTOO ARTISTS

On completion, students will have a stronger ability with art and graphic design and can apply for apprenticeships within the Tattoo industry

 

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