About this course
Higher National qualifications develop practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding. This qualification has been well respected and recognised by employers for many years. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is broadly the first year of the Higher National Diploma (HND), but as a qualification in its own right it is often studied by employed students on a part time basis.
This course provides a programme of specialist vocational learning with a strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge. You will follow an initial experimental exploratory term using a variety of media and materials to help you establish a personal specialism in Fine Art (painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture) or Visual Communication (digital graphics, mixed media and lens based imagery).