When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code W22PDHA02A

What you will learn

Our HND Ceramics course will make sure students gain professional practical and design skills to support future careers in Ceramics. Alongside advanced clay-construction and mouldmaking skills students will establish conceptual confidence, inspired and guided by a team of subject specialist tutors. At Morley Waterloo, our small group sizes ensure maximum support and tuition for each student to ensure the best possible progress and achievement. Our HND specialist ceramics, mould-making and design studios are equipped with industry standard digital and practical equipment to enable students to utilize technologies alongside deepening knowledge of ceramic materials and techniques. We also have a stimulating and inspirational schedule of visiting artists, lecturers and designer-makers who will introduce students to a range of innovative approaches and career possibilities. By the end of the course students will have achieved a Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Product Design, the Ceramics Pathway. Students will have developed a personal creative vocabulary incorporating knowledge of ceramic materials and will have an extensive portfolio. Students benefit from a launch at ‘New Designers’ and an exhibition in the Morley Gallery space to exhibit their final major project. Our previous students have gone on to set up their own ceramic studios and practices, gain entry on to level 6 BA courses and gain direct entry onto an MA ceramics course. They have successfully taken part in art/design ceramics focused events such as 100% design, Potfest and Celebrating Ceramics 2021. See what our current students are up to by following our Instagram Page <a href=" https://www.instagram.com/morleyhndceramics/Morley HND Ceramics Instagram

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • By the end of the course students will have achieved a Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Product Design, the Ceramics Pathway. Students will have developed a personal creative vocabulary incorporating knowledge of ceramic materials and will have

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from anyone capable of reaching the standards required by the qualification, if you have any queries about the course contact the Program Manager Anna Silverton via our link to enquiries on the website. We offer places based on a portfolio and/or experience. All students are expected to have a basic standard of computer literacy. Applicants will be invited for interview to discuss their work and experience in more detail. We appreciate that mature students may have gained experience 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.

What you need to know before you enrol

The HND is a two-year course; the first year is Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the second year is taught on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Students also have access to additional workshop hours and are expected to complete research homework outside of college time. The College has a range of specialist resources to support the delivery of the programme. You will have access to computers, scanners and printers in the HND department and in the College’s learning centre. Students will be assessed through graded projects and coursework; collaborative or interdisciplinary group work, case study projects, assignments and reflective journals. We pride ourselves on our transparent assessment procedures.

What you need

You will need access to a laptop or PC please contact us via enquiries if this is an issue. Relevant textbooks and other learning materials will be required for the course, it is recommended that students have their own ceramics tools and protective clothing; your tutor will provide you with full details. You will need PPE and some tools; this will be explained more fully at interview. Please refer to the student handbook for further information

What you can do next

Students can go onto study in higher education, an HND qualification is recognised as the equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree, and many Universities will accept it as credit towards a top-up degree programme. Students might also consider applying for a relevant postgraduate degree. The HND is a respected professional qualification in its own right, so you could progress to a range of careers in the creative industries or move into teaching or set up your own business as a ceramic practitioner.

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