Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Art and Design (Photography) (Conversion HNC to HND)

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The HNC/HND Photography for Industry is nationally-recognised Level 4/ Level 5 qualification. The course is designed for photographers who wish to enter the profession and want to develop a range of skills. During the course, learners will develop the skills required for studio, location, digital and analogue work: Specialist workshops on in-camera techniques for both medium and large format. Industry based post production techniques will be an integral part of working in either the studio or on location.

Introductory course information

Award: Pearson BTEC Higher National  Diploma Art and Design (Photography) (Conversion HNC to HND) 

UCAS Code: DSLT

Location of study: Kingston College Campus Creative Industries Centre 

Awarding body: Pearson.

Course duration: 1 year (full-time)

Academic year dates: September 2019 until July 2020 

Days of the week: You will be expected to attend for 2 days a week, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Work placements: 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.

Course leader: Maura Jamieson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   tel no. 02082683204 

 

Entry Requirements

Candidates will need at least a pass at HNC (Photography) with a compatible unit structure, portfolio and satisfactory reference.

Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered. 


Submission of a portfolio of work is 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.

Suitably qualified applicants will be invited to interview with a course tutor, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course and given the opportunity to ask questions about the course.

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 

The HNC/HND Photography for Industry is nationally-recognised Level 4/ Level 5 qualification. The course is designed for photographers who wish to enter the profession and want to develop a range of skills. During the course, learners will develop the skills required for studio, location, digital and analogue work: Specialist workshops on in-camera techniques for both medium and large format. Industry based post production techniques will be an integral part of working in either the studio or on location.

Module/Unit Information

Students will study the following Level 5 units:

Level 5 Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma Art and Design (Photography)

CORE UNITS, Mandatory:

  • Unit 32 Professional Practice: The aim of this unit is to support students in making the transition from study to employment or freelance work.   15 Credits                              
  • Unit 33 Applied Practice Collaborative Project: The unit focuses upon the students’ engagement with the wider community and provides a platform to explore collaborative practice through industry, competitions, cultural organisations, community-based groups, non-governmental organisations and charities. 30 Credits              
  • Unit 38 Advanced Photography Studies: Students are encouraged to draw upon influences external to the discipline, challenge established photographic characteristics and codes, and be open to change. This exploration contributes to the formation of a more personalised photographic style. 30 Credits

 

THREE OPTIONAL UNITS:

  • Unit 48 Conceptual Art: This unit aims to develop knowledge and skills for artists, craft makers and designers to apply and communicate conceptual responses across practice and application. 15 Credits
  • Unit 50 Material Selection & Specification: This unit works alongside students’ studies within their specialist pathway, and they will have the opportunity to explore the selection and specification of materials as used in their specific subject area. 15 Credits
  • Unit 52 Moving Image: Students will investigate a range of forms of moving image texts and analyse how they use or disrupt audience expectations before undertaking a production project in which a product is devised, planned and produced towards a negotiated brief. 15 Credits

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of lectures and practicals. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will use industry-standard equipment and have access to labs 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, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, and our computer laboratories.

 

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, performance, presentations and exhibitions. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. The course work will be based on a combination of practical and written contextual work.

 

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity, While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

 

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. Link

 

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.

Fees

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

  • UK/EU students: Full-time £4950
  • Overseas/International students: £9000

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

  • BTEC registration fee

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.

Inflation linked tuition fee rises: The College may decide to increase tuition fees year on year at a reasonable rate in line with inflation. Any increases would not exceed the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast for RPI-­‐X (the retail price index, excluding mortgage interest payments). This intention will be clearly advertised on the College’s promotional material.

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

  • annual printing allowance

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

  • additional printing over and above the annual allowance
  • the cost of books 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

HND graduates can progress onto a range of Universities) for year 3 top up qualification to BA (Hons). The course also prepares graduates for work in the Photography industry.

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