BTEC HND Art and Design (Product Design) - Ceramics Pathway

When and Where

Dates
23 Sep 2019 - 2 Jul 2021 (960 hours, 60 weeks)
Days and times
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£6150 per year Student loan information
Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
A team of specialist tutors will contribute to this course
Course code
HND001A

Bursary support is available for this course towards the costs of fees, travel, materials, and childcare for those who are eligible.

Course Structure

Our HND Product Design programme focuses on the Ceramics pathway; it offers plenty of exciting opportunities for students to gain advanced technical skills and to improve personal creative practice.
Under the supervision of experienced Programme Manager and professional Ceramicist Anna Silverton, along with an enthusiastic team of inspiring HND tutors who are all industry specialists, students will develop ideas and skills within the context of design-focused assignments.
At Morley our specialist ceramics, mould-making and design studios are newly equipped with the latest digital and practical equipment to enable students to explore emerging technologies and gain hands on knowledge of ceramic materials and techniques. We also have a Visiting Artist programme which is designed to expose students to a range of creative approaches and career possibilities. By the end of the course students will have an extensive portfolio and will benefit from the on-site Morley Gallery space to exhibit their final major project and launch a sustainable career.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • demonstrate an understanding of the historical, cultural and theoretical frameworks of art and design, and design development in ceramics and related industries
  • demonstrate an understanding of a range of higher level ceramics techniques and materials, including 3D practices, and when it is appropriate to use certain materials or techniques
  • respond effectively to a creative brief, including a consideration of design constraints, suitable materials, and target markets
  • conduct research and experiments in order to develop conceptual approaches to a creative brief
  • utilise relevant critical and analytical skills for both individual and group projects.

• The course will involve a range of teaching methods, studio work, practical workshops, independent study, project work, seminars, lectures, group discussions and tutorials
• You will develop essential workshop skills in ceramics, printmaking and digital 3D design
• You will develop a professional portfolio to illustrate your unique vision as a product designer
• You will have opportunities to display your work in public, including as part of an exhibition in the Morley Gallery
• Lessons will involve both individual and group work.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Download Course Outline

The course will involve a range of teaching methods including; studio work, practical workshops, independent study, project work, seminars, lectures, group discussions and tutorials. Lessons will involve both individual and group work. 
Throughout the course, you will develop essential workshop skills in ceramics, printmaking and digital 3D design, and you will build a professional portfolio to illustrate your unique vision as a designer.
You will also have opportunities to display your work in public, including as part of an exhibition in the Morley Gallery.

Course Tutors

All of our students have access to our modern learning facilities and study spaces. The College has a range of specialist resources to support the delivery of the programme, including our Learning Centre, where you will have access to computers, scanners and printers and a wide range of software.
As an HND student with us, you will also have access to the library at London South Bank University, and you’ll have access to HN Global, a free online platform that will help you create links with other Higher Education students worldwide.

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from anyone who feels that they are capable of reaching the standards required by the qualification.

We appreciate that mature students may have extensive experience, including experience gained through paid or unpaid work or through other types of professional training or sector related opportunities.

If you have recently been in education it is likely that one of the following will provide a suitable entry profile:

• a relevant level 3 qualification
• a GCE profile that indicates strong performance in a relevant subject
• an Access to Higher Education Certificate

Fees and Funding

Full fee
£6150 per year Student loan information

Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable

Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

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