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Fine Art HNC (Full time)

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Fine Art HNC (Full time)

The Pearson BTEC HNC Fine Art course aims to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of clients and employers in the Fine Art sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance career prospects.

Higher Education at Tresham is taught by Art & Design specialist practitioners, with extensive vocational and academic experience. Flexibility of the full and part time courses allow students to manage work and family commitments alongside study requirements. In addition, competitive course fees and additional supporting bursaries enable more accessible learning.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements


  1. Portfolio of Fine Art work
  2. A written artist statement (details prior to interview)
  3. Good command of written and spoken English (qualifying ESOL study students welcome)


  1. Broader understanding and awareness of Fine Art practices (desirable)
What qualification will I gain?

Fine Art (Level 4) BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC).

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment though-out the year with two graded summative assessments of practical and written evidence and three ungraded formative assessments.

Group and 1 to 1 tutorials support assessment and student development, throughout the year.

Course content

What will I study?

HNC (Level 4) YEAR 1

Module A: Process & Practice

  • Unit A1: Concept & Development (85 Credits)
  • Unit A2: Creative Project (35 Credits)

Next steps

Course progression:

HND High National Diploma Fine Art at Tresham (Year 2) UON BA Hons Fine Art Top Up at Tresham or University of Northampton campus, leading to Master Degree and PHD.

A wide range of specialist degree courses within the Art & Design umbrella.

Career progression:

Employed / Freelance – Practising Fine Artist, Teacher/Lecturer, Curator, Illustrator, Theatre Set Artist, Artist is Residence, Artists Assistant and Critic.

Additional information

Some specialist art supplies maybe required dependent on student specialisms. Trips are planned throughout the year and these are dependent on availability of relevant exhibitions.

There are usually four gallery visits a year. It is suggested that students should budget £20 for college coach trips and additional funding for independent travel.

Any questions?

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Take the next step

Apply through UCAS

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Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 23/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 30 weeks
Day(s): MON&THU
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: £6,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Bedford College Fine Art HNC
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I started out at College on the Level 3 Animation course and found that I really enjoyed the Illustration side. At the higher levels of animation there is not so much illustration included, but I knew I needed to study an undergraduate course in order to achieve more UCAS points. The HNC in Art Practice gives me the points I need to apply for university, but also allows me to carry on developing my illustration skills.

I’ve never really been a fan of writing and I’m not very good at it, so I’m really enjoying the creative side of the course. I’ve learnt new and exciting medias to work with, such as printing, which gives me a new platform to work with and create my art. It’s been a busy time developing a portfolio and applying to university alongside the course, but I have had the full support of my tutors to help balance everything and make the process of applying to university easier.

This course has enabled me to develop my art skills in an environment where I have everything I need. We have access to the various art facilities and departments from fashion and printmaking, to animation studios and filming; the list goes on.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.