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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education

Fine Art - HND


Course Code(s):  KC KD
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is reflective of current practice in the fine art world. It is led by tutors who maintain their own practice. Year one involves learners developing and refining their existing skills in drawing, painting, printing, and ceramics.

Learners are introduced to new concepts, methods and processes through tuition in the form of workshops and demonstrations. In the second year learners, while still engaging with teachers, are encouraged to develop a more selfdirected approach.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Year 1: HNC
HNC - Year 1
Visual Communication in Art & Design
Ideas Generation & Development in Art & Design
Contextual & Cultural Referencing in Art & Design
Fine Art Painting
Fine Art Printmaking
Fine Art Ceramics
Drawing in Fine Art
Commissioned Art Work
Professional Practice in Art & Design

Year 1: HND
Digital Image Creation & Development
Personal Development through Drawing
Critical Study in Art & Design
Ideas in Context
Management of Art Exhibitions
Site Specific Fine Art
Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation

 

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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