• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
16/09/2020 2 Years 4 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

Throughout this course you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of exciting visual art specialisms to further develop your skills. Throughout this course you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of exciting specialisms including painting and drawing, sculpture, photography and digital media. You will also develop your own portfolio and take part in an exhibition of your own work.

A minimum of 140 UCAS points or extensive, relevant work experience. At least a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths is preferred.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory
HE 5999.00 You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory

You will learn through a range of lectures, seminars, workshops, individual tutorials, exhibition and gallery visits and self-directed study. You will be assessed on practical course work, sketchbooks and presentations.

This course is for those with a passion for art and looking for a potential future career in the visual arts sector. 

The core units are - Professional Development, Contextual Studies, Individual Project, Techniques & Processes. You will study a further three specialist units from Materials & Structures, 3D Practices, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Pattern Cutting & Garmen

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What’s next?

You could progress to a BA (Hons) top-up degree in a related subject to gain a full honours degree.

Careers

Artists

Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.

Medium Salary

£ 29951

316 people employed as Artists in the current year.

Graphic designers

Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.

Medium Salary

£ 26291

1134 people employed as Graphic designers in the current year.

Product, clothing and related designers

Product, clothing and related designers plan, direct and undertake the creation of designs for new industrial and commercial products, clothing and related fashion accessories, costumes and wigs, and for building interiors and stage sets.

Medium Salary

£ 28204

1240 people employed as Product, clothing and related designers in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.