HSDC Higher Education Prospectus 22/23

2022-2023 hsdc.ac.uk

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Welcome from the Principal

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Early Years and Teaching

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HE @ HSDC

Early Childhood

He For Businesses University Affiliations University Affiliations

Early Years 

Further Education & Training 

Engineering

Get Qualified And Get On…

Engineering 

Our HE Qualifications

Engineering - Mechanical & Manufacturing And Electrical & Electronic Pathways 

Business

Business 

Health & Social Care Adult Social Care 

Start Up Business Academy 

Creative Industries

Health and Social Care 

Art & Design  Art & Design 

Course Fees

Student Finance

Creative Enterprise  Creative Enterprise  Professional Diploma in Performance 

Travel & Financial Support Our Campus and Facilities

How to Apply Where We Are

Professional Music Performance  Professional Music Production 

TO HSDC

Hello and welcome to our guide to Higher Education (HE) courses here at HSDC. We are proud to offer one of the largest Higher Education provisions within a Further Education setting locally. In 2021, we also extended our Higher Education offering to our Alton Campus. Studying at a higher level (up to degree level) at college is a great way to further your studies whether you are returning to study, continuing after college or studying alongside work and it is extremely cost- effective! Our courses have much smaller class sizes than traditional university courses, this means that the support you receive is exceptional, with detailed and timely feedback allowing you to improve and excel.

It is important to us that you develop and progress in your chosen industry, that is why our professional courses are designed with technical skills and employability at the heart of them. All our courses have great links with employers to enable you to apply what you have learnt in the classroom to the real-world. What’s more, after completing a Foundation Degree or an HND, you can then progress to university to complete the final year of your study. In fact, in some areas, you can complete your full degree at HSDC! Our free (to under 19 years old) UAL courses also qualify as the first year of a creative degree with certain partner universities. Please don’t hesitate to visit our website or to contact our Admissions Team for further information, advice and guidance. We look forward to welcoming you into our college community.

Mike Gaston Principal and CEO HSDC

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WHY HE@HSDC? At HSDC we pride ourselves on offering a cost‑effective alternative to university. Taught by expert lecturers, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen career. We offer a range of Higher Education courses, including UAL, HNC/HND, Foundation and BA (Hons) degrees.

to a full degree thanks to our links and partnerships with a range of universities. Our specialist teaching staff all have experience in their fields and embed years of knowledge into all of their teaching. We offer a wide range of facilities and resources which will equip you to gain your qualification. All our students are also given support with finance, healthy living and wellbeing, to make their time with us an enjoyable one.

University level education is changing, and more people are choosing to study for a university degree at their local college. Once you’ve completed your qualification at HSDC you’ll have the opportunity to top-up your qualification

5 REASONS FOR STUDYING AT HSDC Save on costs! Cheaper fees for the same degree. Did you know that by studying at HSDC, you are saving yourself thousands of pounds a year?

More quality one-to-one support and guidance from expert lecturers in smaller classes. HSDC can offer you more time with your tutors and more individual support throughout your learning.

Great links with local employers giving you industry connections from day one. We work with a number of employers developing professional and technically focused curriculum, with opportunities of gaining real- life experience. There are also opportunities for entrepreneurs, with mentoring and funding for student businesses.

Convenient, flexible study options. Many of our courses offer flexible study options that can fit around your existing work and home commitments.

Best of both worlds. With our university affiliated courses, you’ll have access to university facilities as well as those at HSDC.

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HE FOR BUSINESSES University level education is changing, with more businesses looking to their

Future Links and Event Opportunities

local Further Education college to provide a more cost-effective way of upskilling their workforce, as well as recruiting their team of the future. At HSDC we pride ourselves on working with local businesses to embed industry within the heart of our curriculum. Our courses are designed to develop a student’s expertise and employability skills, whilst providing them with the opportunity to progress within the workplace. Our flexible courses allow a student to work alongside their employment, creating a study and work life balance. A number of our full time courses are even delivered one day a week. For example, regardless of the sector, the Foundation Degree in Early Years is taught one day a week and is perfect for those working in an early years setting who have not got a degree to take the next step in their personal and professional development.

We also offer businesses opportunities to get involved in college events and student

enrichment. This includes: – Work experience opportunities – Careers events – Guest speaker opportunities – Newsletter/e-communication

If you would like more information on our Higher Education courses, please contact: studentrecruitment@hsdc.ac.uk

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UNIVERSITY AFFILIATIONS

At HSDC we have a number of partnerships with educational institutions to provide you with the best Higher Education experience and further your employability.

Affiliated Universities We run a number of our HE course collaboratory through local university partners. These include our business, early years and health & social care courses. These partnerships give you the best of both worlds – with our university affiliated courses you’ll have access to university facilities as well as those at HSDC.

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GET QUALIFIED AND GET ON…

We are proud of our proven student success rate. Whether you’re aspiring to pursue a new career or want to continue your professional development within your current job role, our Higher Education courses allow you to progress onto your chosen destination. University and Progression Agreements All of our courses enable progression onto a Level 6 (Top-Up) course at local and national universities. We have also established progression agreements with local universities, including Solent University Southampton, allowing students to move seamlessly onto the next level. Suitably qualified HSDC students are able to progress to designated university undergraduate degree programmes, and the qualifications they have earned at HSDC will count toward their Bachelor’s degree requirements. For example, students on the Level 4 UAL Professional Diploma in Music Production who receive a pass will receive direct entry into Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Popular Music Production degree at Solent University Southampton.

Employment Many of our students advance within employment after studying with us, whether progressing into management roles in their current employment or seeking new exciting opportunities within their chosen sector. Degree Apprenticeships Some students have also moved into degree Apprenticeships, furthering their learning within the workplace. For me, the best part of this course was the practical elements. The course is structured in a way that the theory learnt was then used to create practical projects, giving me a much better understanding and complement my learning style. Having already gained the experience in my field, the next step to develop was my academic side. This will now give me many more opportunities to advance myself while also allowing me to continue my studies at a degree level. I would highly recommend this course for anyone considering taking it. Being a mature student, I was at first apprehensive. However, it didn’t take long to get back into learning and using my previous experience really helped with certain assignments. Tom Barnes HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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OUR HE QUALIFICATIONS

UAL, Professional Diplomas All of our Creative Arts courses are accredited by the University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body, and through our various partnerships can qualify as the first year of a Bachelor’s degree. UAL is the leading provider for creative and performing arts courses and a specialist for the creative industry. These courses are free to students under 19 years old, or you can apply for an adult learner loan. HNC/HND Qualifications Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) courses are equivalent to the first (HNC) and second (HND) year of a university Bachelor’s degree. Each are qualifications in their own right and having a Higher Education qualification can significantly improve your career opportunities. Once you have completed your course, you’ll also have the opportunity to top-up your qualification to a full degree thanks to our links with a range of universities. Annual course fees for HNCs and HNDs are less than a full degree.

Foundation Degree A Foundation Degree is the equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor’s Degree. Designed in consultation with employers, they focus on developing the skills sought after in a working environment. Because of this, they are ideal for those who are seeking progression into employment or are wishing to further their current career. Equally, upon completion, you also have the opportunity to top-up your qualification to an undergraduate degree. BA (Hons) With two of our courses, you can gain the full recognised degree, a BA (Hons). This is exactly the same qualification you would get if you were attending a traditional university. On completion of the course, you can then progress on to employment or a Master’s level qualification with one of our university partners.

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BUSINESS

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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

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EARLY YEARS & TEACHING

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ENGINEERING

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

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BUSINESS HND (University of Portsmouth)

Venue: South Downs Campus Duration: 2 years (full time) Awarding Institution: University of Portsmouth Cost: £6,165 per year

On this course you will study:

Year 1: – Marketing – Business Finance

– Organisational Theory – Business Environment – Business Law – Purchasing – Human Resources Management – Applied Marketing Year 2:

Overview This HND programme in Business is linked to the University of Portsmouth, aimed at giving you the latest knowledge and skills for a changing business environment. As a student you’ll work closely with highly qualified teachers who have both academic and industry-based backgrounds in business. You will study a number of units as indicated in the course structure that are each worth 15 credits, one of which is a substantial business-related research project, which will develop the skills and analytical tools you will need for your final year dissertation on an Honours Degree. Why Choose This Course? The HND in Business is a great option for those who want to study at Level 4 and 5 but don’t want to go to a traditional university. Class sizes are smaller (around 15) and you really get to know your lecturers (and they get to know you). The subjects covered on this course are the same you would study at university. The big difference…you pay £6,165 per year! In addition to this, you are a University of Portsmouth student and will have access to the library, sports facilities and clubs that make Higher Education study so great. And finally, you can stay in halls if you wish. Structure The University of Portsmouth’s HND Business qualification has been designed and updated by the Business School and is in line with the QCF and relevant FHEQ benchmarks. All students achieve the award once they have accumulated 240 credits. This is normally achieved after two years of full time study.

– Business Strategy – Data Management – Research Project

In addition to the core units, you will study the following: – Working With and Leading People – Events Management – Human Resource Development – Small Business Enterprise – Business Psychology Studying at Level 4 and 5 requires you to attend all lectures and commit yourself to additional hours allocated each week outside of college for research and writing reports. You will also develop team working skills over the course, in addition to individual learning requirements. The University’s Academic Skills Unit is available for support and advice to all HND Business students and must be used to help complement the learning undertaken at the College.

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Teaching & Learning You will work closely with a highly

Progression This course provides the opportunity for direct entry on to the third and final year of the BA (Hons) Business and Management Degree at the University of Portsmouth (subject to achieving the required grade profile). Other popular progression routes are employment and degree Apprenticeships. Entry Requirements All candidates have to be aged over 18 years and with one of the following academic qualifications (please note, your qualifications do not have to be related to Business Studies): – 48 UCAS points to include a minimum of one A Level at grade D or above or Edexcel, National Certificate qualification – NVQ3 to Pass Level – Access to Higher Education at Pass Level – Level 3 National Certificate/Diploma – Aged over 21 with relevant industrial/ commercial experience In addition, you should have English Language and Mathematics to a grade 4 at GCSE standard or Level 2 Functional Skills in both English and Mathematics. How to Apply Applications for this course need to be made through the University of Portsmouth website www.port.ac.uk/ study/courses/hnd-business. You can also apply through UCAS. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you, please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email studentrecruitment@hsdc. ac.uk. More information on how to apply can be found on page 51.

qualified team with both academic and industry‑based backgrounds. The course will be delivered in a variety of learning situations, lectures, seminars, one-to-one tuition, tutorials and workshops, with a focus on independent learning development. You will utilise the College’s latest learning resources, these will include online journals, contemporary business software and the latest business periodicals. Developing practical business skills and the entrepreneurial mindset is at the core of our courses and the College enterprise society, Evolve, works closely with our students to achieve this via mentoring, support and guidance. Assessment Assessment is by a combination of final and continuous assessment which are set by the University of Portsmouth. These are work- based and are designed to build on the latest business theories. Industry Links Our department has strong links with a number of local businesses.

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START UP BUSINESS ACADEMY UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma

Venue: South Downs Campus Duration: 1 year (full time) Cost: : £4,670 (free if under 19-years-old) Overview This course is tailor-made for those wanting to start their own business. It doesn’t matter in what field, all we look for is passion, some creativity and innovation in order to turn your idea into reality. Why Choose this Course? The course will be very focused on practical skills, not necessarily theory. You will be supported in bringing your product or service to market through a range of specific, skills-focused classes enabling you to, hopefully, turn a profit. You might want to run events, be a personal trainer, a computing student, someone who wants to start their own beauty/hairdressing business, a business student or an engineering designer… it doesn’t matter. The course will support you in turning what you are good at into a fully-functioning business.

Structure The Start-Up Business Academy course is a one-year course aimed at those wishing to turn their creative passion into a business. Focusing on all aspects of business, you will understand the functions of a business, the mindset required, the technological support available and the external influences that will impact your company. Creative Enterprise and Innovation - The whole focus of the course is creativity and innovation. You will take your own idea from concept all the way through to launch and beyond. Through the support of experienced lecturers, guest speakers, networking opportunities and funding applications, you will be fully supported in this journey. Developing the Mindset - The self-driven nature of the course will be supported by sessions focusing on target setting, growth mindset and resilience. You will be working with real suppliers, real customers and outsourcing elements of your business, so strong communication, teamwork, leadership and management skills will be essential. This will be evidenced in the form of a portfolio of examples. Setting Up the Business - Through the creation of your own sole trader or a partnership of a private limited company, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of decision making, basic business law (consumer protection/copyright, for example) and sustainable sourcing. Innovation in Technology - Technology and its uses will play a major part in this course. Not only through the design and build of a functioning e-commerce site but also by using tools such as QuickBooks (for finance) and Google Analytics (for website enhancement). Data will be used to inform decision making where you will have to justify your choices and adaptations. Marketing - Marketing (both traditional and digital) will be covered through an understanding of theory and then its practical application, to designing a marketing plan, developing marketing

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Progression This course has been designed to

communications and assessing their impact on the target customer. Selling and negotiation (both online and in-person) will also be integral; understanding marketplaces such as Etsy and also launching tangible products via face-to-face markets and negotiating spaces in retail outlets. Finance and Accounts - You will be required to keep your own accounts, therefore an understanding of break-even, profit, loss and cashflow will be essential. This theory will be covered in detail and you will then apply this to your own business in order to survive. Teaching & Learning The course will be taught with an approach that delivers a balance between practical skills development and knowledge acquisition. Through practical workshops, seminars and lectures you will have the chance to work in teams and on your own to refine, develop and enhance your product/ service and bring it to market. Assessment The course is assessed continuously through a range of assessments, live projects, your creative enterprise, workshops and meaningful outcomes. The final assessment is a portfolio of evidence that you have compiled over the year that demonstrates your journey with your business. For example, you would document the design process of your website, the logic behind your designs, the changes you have made and the impact it has had.

provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop your career as creative professionals. This qualification will provide you with an opportunity to cultivate your employability by developing your enterprise skills, expanding your contact base whilst developing your start-up projects and professional practice. Typical progression would be employment, self-employment and/or further progression to Higher Education. We are currently in talks with local universities so that students can progress from this course onto Year 2 of a Business Management degree. This is still to be confirmed. Entry Requirements Three A Levels in any subjects at grade C or above or BTEC (or other Level 3 equivalent) at Merit or above. How to Apply If you are a current student, please contact your tutor or lecturer who will provide you with the relevant course application form. If you are an external applicant, please apply through our website by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ on the course page. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you, please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email studentrecruitment@hsdc. ac.uk. More information on how to apply can be found on page 51.

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ART & DESIGN UAL Level 3 /4 Foundation Diploma

Venue: Alton Campus Duration: 1 year (full time) Cost: £4,670 (free if under 19 years old)

Structure On the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design you will study a range of challenging and creative projects that enables you to: – Work in specialist areas from the start of the course – Explore new specialisms – Build a sophisticated and ambitious portfolio – Develop analytical and evaluative communication skills – Design for a better future. – Engage in sustainable and ethical design practice Experienced tutors will support and guide you across different pathways to use a range of art and design materials and approaches. You have the opportunity to specialise in fine art, photography, graphic design, fashion, textiles, 3D design, animation, illustration, film set design, costume, fashion promotion, drawing or photography digital skills. The course concludes with a Level 4 Final Major Project in which you choose and investigate a creative topic that fits in with your skills and progression ambitions, with a private view and public exhibition. Teaching & Learning You will take part in group discussions and analysis of your own work and that of others. Investigations into historical and contemporary artists and designers are integrated into practical project work. There will be opportunities to take part in day trips to visit exhibitions, as well as overseas locations. Previous destinations have included New York, Iceland, San Francisco, Beijing and St Petersburg.

Overview Our UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is a practical, one-year full time course. It allows lots of freedom to develop personal style and creative direction. The course is recommended by many top universities prior to studying a degree within the creative industries. It is an invaluable bridge between A Level and Vocational courses and Higher Education. The Foundation Diploma enables you to explore a wide range of specialist areas such as fine art, illustration, graphic design, fashion and textiles, 3D design, fashion promotion, photography and animation. You will work toward building a portfolio and the topics studied channel you into specialising in one area of art and design. Investigations into historical and contemporary artists, along with designers, are integrated into practical project work. You will take part in group discussions and analysis of your own work and are encouraged to participate in a variety of trips and exhibitions, either in the UK or overseas. Why Choose this Course? You will find this course exciting, fast-paced, challenging and rewarding. It is a chance to explore your own personal interests, before making a commitment to employment and Higher Education at university. You will gain the necessary skills that are required for success at a higher level that have not previously been explored within A Level or Vocational studies. If you are interested in a creative and commercial career in art and design, this is the course for you.

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Assessment 100% coursework. – Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice (Level 3) – Unit 2: Developing Specialist Practice (Level 3) – Unit 4: Consolidating Practice (Level 4) – Units 1 and 2 are graded Pass only. The overall qualification grade is based on Unit 4 and is graded as Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction. Progression Whether you are aiming at competitive degree courses, seeking employment or apprenticeships, this course will help you to develop your portfolio. Many artists and designers say that this was the most important year of their education. Entry Requirements – Applications are Oct/Dec - later applications will be considered – Portfolios submitted the week following February half term – You may also be invited to an interview – Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and Mathematics, and one A Level, or equivalent Level 3 qualification, preferably in a relevant creative subject.

How to Apply If you are a current student, please contact your tutor or lecturer who will provide you with the relevant course application form. If you are an external applicant, please apply through our website by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ on the course page. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you, please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email studentrecruitment@hsdc. ac.uk. More information on how to apply can be found on page 51.

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ART & DESIGN UAL Level 3 /4 Foundation Diploma

Venue: South Downs Campus Duration: 1 year (full time) Cost: £4,670 (free if under 19 years old)

Teaching & Learning You will work with experienced creative practitioners and you will be encouraged to develop your creative and practical skills to the highest standard. You will follow a varied and stimulating programme of practical assignments, lectures and visits. Assessment Assessment takes place throughout the course. You must pass each unit of the course in order to progress to the next and subsequently obtain your qualification. The course concludes with an end of year exhibition of work, for which you are required to present an individual show of selected work. This is assessed both internally and externally and is also open to the public. A grade is then awarded accordingly at either Pass, Merit or Distinction, confirming the satisfactory completion of the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Progression The course provides a bridge between A Level and Level 3 Art & Design based Vocational subjects and Higher Education. You will be prepared and equipped to progress on to university, work or an Apprenticeship, having gained a range of skills and an exciting portfolio of work in a range of disciplines. Entry Requirements The Foundation Diploma course is a one-year full time course primarily aimed at sixth form or college students who have achieved an A Level or a Level 3 Vocational Diploma in a creative subject. All candidates must present a portfolio of work at the interview.

Overview This Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is the ideal course for those with artistic flair, ability and the drive to succeed as a creative practitioner. Why Choose this Course? This course offers access to an exciting range of art and design specialisms, including but not limited to, options in fine art (painting, sculpture, installation), 3D design (model making, casting, mixed media), textiles (fashion, surface pattern, fine art) and design for communication (graphic design, illustration, animation and photography). The course initially encourages you to work across a wide range of creative media, with the aim of helping you to discover your own particular specialism and interests, which you will explore in more depth as you progress through the course and decide on the future direction of your work. Structure One of the many strengths of the course lies in encouraging individual personal development of creative practice towards preparation for further study at degree level. The course encourages independence and builds confidence and experience in a wide range of creative disciplines. Historical and contextual studies are fully integrated into the course and you will be guided in your preparation for application for Higher Education and the production of a personal portfolio of work for interview.

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How to Apply If you are a current student, please contact your tutor or lecturer who will provide you with the relevant course application form. If you are an external applicant, please apply through our website by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ on the course page. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you, please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email studentrecruitment@hsdc. ac.uk. More information on how to apply can be found on page 51..

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CREATIVE ENTERPRISE UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma Venue: Alton Campus Duration: 1 year (full time) Cost: £4,670 (free if under 19-years-old) Overview This course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to work on your employability by developing your creative enterprise skills. This is a one-year qualification that offers you the starting point to identify a project or business idea that is appealing to you, challenging your creative abilities to build up your own enterprise, whether it is a physical/ digital product or service. The purpose of this qualification is to allow you to fast track into employment, self- employment or the next level of education or training within a professional context where you can work alongside industry experts to gain first-hand experience of the sector. The course focuses on developing industry skills and connections. You’ll work in a studio with motivated and creative students, each building their own product line and brand to make an industry impact. All the creative lecturers have industry experience.

Why Choose this Course? You’ll be able to establish yourself as a working artist, to develop a product line and portfolio in a broad range of creative industries including graphics, textiles, fashion, art, illustration, photography, 3D, digital media and film/print media. This Creative Enterprise course will allow students who have an interest in starting up their own projects or business, to develop their creative practice through their learning experience in college. It is the starting point for students who have identified a specific area to initiate their entrepreneurial skills and create a business opportunity in the creative sector. Structure Units 1 and 2 will be Pass only. The overall qualification is graded on Unit 3 and is assessed at Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction. The course will develop your own project management skills and will cover copyright laws, fundraising (kick starter), basic accounts and budgeting, pitching proposals, marketing, social media advertising and branding, as you will need to create yourself as a brand. – Unit 1: The Creative Entrepreneur – Unit 2: The Creative Practitioner – Unit 3: The Creative Enterprise You can expect to develop your knowledge of graphic design, photography, screen printing, print knowledge, illustration, marketing, basic accounts, putting on an exhibition, basic web design and experience of working on live projects.

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Teaching & Learning You will attend workshops, lectures and tutorials each week over a period of 35 weeks. The course will be taught with an approach that delivers: – A balance between practical skills development and knowledge acquirement – Access to a fully-equipped art studio with Adobe Creative Cloud, giving you access to the latest versions of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and other essential programs Assessment The course is assessed continuously through a range of methods, coursework and live Industry-based projects. The process of assessment is part of the effective planning of teaching and learning and provides opportunities for both the learner and assessor to obtain information about progress towards learning goals.

Progression Typical progression is employment, self- employment, progression to Higher Education and/or the next level of training in a specialist area. The course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop your career as a creative professional. by developing your creative enterprise skills, expanding your contact base whilst developing your start-up projects and professional practice. Entry Requirements Our entry profile recommends that you have one of the following: – Level 3 qualification in a creative This qualification provides you with an opportunity to cultivate your employability subject, such as art & design, graphics, photography, textiles, fashion, performing arts, business or media – A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an appropriate accomplishment in more than one A Level subject How to Apply If you are a current student, please contact your tutor or lecturer who will provide you with the relevant course application form. If you are an external applicant, please apply through our website by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ on the course page. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you, please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email studentrecruitment@hsdc. ac.uk More information on how to apply can be found on page 51.

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CREATIVE ENTERPRISE UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma Venue: South Downs Campus Duration: 1 year (full time) Cost: £4,670 (free if under 19-years-old) Overview If you’re looking to establish yourself as an artist and are looking to create your own products/portfolio in order to sell your work, then this course could be perfect for you. The course will be very focused on industry skills and connections. The classroom will be your studio first, classroom second, working with motivated and creative students trying to make an industry impact. All the creative lecturers have industry experience. Why Choose this Course? You’ll be working alongside all types of creative people, as the course is designed for those who have already studied areas such as graphics, textiles, fashion, art, illustration, photography, 3D, media and business, and wish to create products, establish themselves as an artist, run their own enterprise and market their own products.

Structure – Unit 1: The Creative Entrepreneur – Unit 2: The Creative Practitioner – Unit 3: The Creative Enterprise Units 1 and 2 will be Pass only. The overall qualification is graded on Unit 3 and is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. The course will develop your own project management skills and cover copyright laws, basic accounts and budgeting, pitching proposals, marketing, social media advertising and branding, as you will need to create yourself as a brand. You can expect to develop your knowledge of graphic design, photography, screen printing, print knowledge, illustration, putting on an exhibition, basic web design and experience of working on live projects.

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Teaching & Learning You will attend approximately 16 hours of studio time, workshops, lectures and tutorials each week over a period of 30 weeks. The course will be taught with an approach that delivers a balance between practical skills development and knowledge acquirement. Assessment The course is assessed continuously through a range of assessments, live projects, your creative enterprise, workshops and meaningful outcomes. The process of assessment is part of the effective planning of teaching and learning and provides opportunities for both the learner and assessor to obtain information about progress towards learning goals. Industry Links Not only will you create your own enterprise, but you will work on a number of industry live projects with real-world deadlines. Projects confirmed for 2021/2022 are with Sea Dog Print, Southsea Gallery and Portsmouth Natural History Museum.

Progression Typical progression would be employment, self-employment and/or further progression to Higher Education. It’s now possible to progress directly from this course on to Year 2 of an Arts degree as a result of successfully completing this course, allowing you to save money by not paying the first-year university fees. The course has been designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop your careers as creative professionals. This qualification will provide you with an opportunity to cultivate your employability by developing your creative enterprise skills, expanding your contact base whilst developing your start-up projects and professional practice. Entry Requirements Our entry profile recommends one of the following: – UAL or BTEC Level 3 qualification in Graphics & Photography, Graphic Design, Art & Design, Business or Media – A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one A Level subject How to Apply If you are a current student, please contact your tutor or lecturer who will provide you with the relevant course application form. If you are an external applicant, please apply through our website by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ on the course page. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you, please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email studentrecruitment@hsdc. ac.uk. More information on how to apply can be found on page 51.

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PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN PERFORMANCE UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma

Venue: South Downs Campus Duration: 1 year (full time) Cost: £4,670 (free if under 19 years)

Structure – Unit 1: Applied Professional Practice – Unit 2: Specialist Performance Practice – Unit 3: Specialist Performance Project

The focus areas are: – Performance Aesthetics – Acting Skills

Overview The qualification is suitable for students who intend to pursue a career in the creative industry as a dancer, actor or musical theatre performer. You will automatically become a member of ‘Pivotal Performance Company’, a multidisciplinary performers company engaged in the study and realisation of creative work which explores contemporary and innovative performance practice. The course is intended as a professional foundation in performance practices and will provide you with an opportunity to stretch and refine your practical skills, deepening your understanding of performance contexts. encourage you to explore and develop your creativity through stimulating skill classes, masterclasses and project creations across the performing arts disciplines in dance, acting and singing. In addition to advancing your technical competency, you will engage in performance activities to platform and showcase your expanding repertoire and produce a personalised performance portfolio. Why Choose this Course? The course units are designed to

– Singing Practice – Dance Technique – Practitioner Study – Professional Standards – Performance Theory and Context – Audition Preparation – Styles and Genres – Contemporary Performance Teaching & Learning This course uses a blended learning

programme of practical sessions, seminars and lectures supported by digital learning technologies. You will take part in skill classes across the performing arts disciplines and you will have performance opportunities to realise and showcase your expanding repertoire. The specialist facilities include two large dance studios, a rehearsal and performance black box studio and a fully functioning and flexible black box theatre with seating capacity of 160. In addition, there are numerous flexible classrooms for workshops, rehearsals and seminars. You are expected to attend campus across three days with some intermittent evening commitments. You can expect to take part in lectures, seminars, skill classes, workshops, visiting company masterclasses, performance visits and live performances.

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Assessment You will be assessed in a variety of ways including tutor observation of your practical skills in workshops, rehearsals and performances. You will receive regular feedback and guidance. You will also submit a portfolio of evidence in a form of your choice including presentations, written essays, vlogs and reflective journals. Key assessments are based on: – Practical performance skills – Collaborative project work – Performance portfolio including research, critical reflection and evaluation Progression Successful applicants have gone on to pursue the following careers: actor, dancer, performer, performance facilitator and movement/theatre director. Students have also progressed to university or conservatoire to undertake Higher Education.

Entry Requirements You will require either: – Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above

– 80 UCAS points from a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts qualification – an equivalent A Level programme

Entry also includes an interview and successful audition.

How to Apply If you are a current student, please contact your tutor or lecturer who will provide you with the relevant course application form. If you are an external applicant, please apply through our website by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ on the course page. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you, please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email studentrecruitment@hsdc. ac.uk. More information on how to apply can be found on page 51.

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PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma

Venue: South Downs Campus Duration: 1 year (full time) Cost: £4,670 (free if under 19 years)

Teaching & Learning You will attend South Downs Campus two days a week for 32 weeks for lectures and practical work, with some learning taking place remotely via demonstrations/webinars and online lectures. A balance between practical and research/ lecture-based learning will help guide you with a well-balanced programme. In most cases, in order to capture the essence of the programme, you will declare yourself as a professional trader. All of your lecturers on the programme are fully-qualified and are all continuously working in the industry in their specialist fields. Resources include access to Higher Education-only study areas and a nationally recognised music department with resources including: – 5 x Apple Mac suites running Logic Pro X, Ableton – 2 x industry-standard recording studios (Genelec, AKG, UAD, Native Instruments, PMC, Motu, Rhode, Roland, Mackie, Yamaha, Alesis) - we are always developing partnerships with manufacturers and brands, so great discounts on equipment are always available to you – Podcast rooms – 4 x production hot rooms – 4 x production rehearsal rooms fully kitted out with Backline – 2 x theory rooms, – Acoustically tuneable recital, performance/ production room – Technical Team support Assessment You will be continuously assessed through a range of assessments, technical and creative projects and collaborations. Industry Links All of your lecturers on the programme are fully qualified and are all continuously working in the industry in their specialist fields. Expect a variety of guest talks and

Overview This one-year UAL Level 4 Professional Music Performance courseis an excellent gap year opportunity to extend your existing skills and knowledge in order to prepare you for Higher Education or entry into the performance, composition and creative side of the music industry. Why Choose this Course? You will be working with collaborators creatively and with industry professionals on your journey to becoming a creative music professional. Take the opportunity to become a practising professional on your chosen pathway. The course is accredited by University Arts London (UAL). Structure On this one-year course, you will study the following: – Unit 1 – Applied Professional Practice – Unit 2 – Specialist Performance Practice – Unit 3 – Specialist Performance Project Units 1 and 2 are graded as Pass only. The overall qualification is graded on Unit 3 and will be finalised as Pass, Merit or Distinction. The following focused areas are included in the module delivery but are not exclusive and can be tailored to your needs:

– Instrumental Focus – Performance Skills – Touring – Recording and Mixing – Practitioner Study – Professional Standards – – Rehearsals and Collaborations

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lectures from industry professionals, for example, Jason Cooper from The Cure (drummer). Progression Progression can include employment (including self-employment) and/or progression to Higher Education. In some circumstances, this year’s study/qualification can act as the first year of a full three-year degree programme at an alternative Higher Education provider. The course has been designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop your career as a creative professional. This qualification will provide you with an opportunity to cultivate your employability by developing your creative, performance and instrumental/ production skills in your specialist field. Alumni from HSDC Higher Education music courses include Victorious Festival owners and employees, international recording and touring artists and BBC National Radio broadcasters. Entry Requirements To study on this course, you will need a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music or similar creative qualification, or an A Level programme equivalent. You will also need to display a passion for this field. Mature students can apply with a relevant portfolio of work or audition. How to Apply If you are a current student, please contact your tutor or lecturer who will provide you with the relevant course application form. If you are an external applicant, please apply through our website by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ on the course page. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you, please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email studentrecruitment@hsdc. ac.uk. More information on how to apply can be found on page 51.

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PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PRODUCTION UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma

Venue: South Downs Campus Duration: 1 year (full time) Cost: £4,670 (free if under 19 years)

– In-the-box electronic music production – Music for film, TV & gaming – Foley and broadcast audio Teaching & Learning You will attend South Downs Campus two days a week for 32 weeks for lectures and practical work, with some learning taking place remotely via demonstrations/webinars and online lectures. A balance between practical and research/lecture-based learning will help guide you with a well- balanced programme. In most cases, in order to capture the essence of the programme, you will declare yourself as a professional trader. All of your lecturers on the programme are fully-qualified and are all continuously working in the industry in their specialist fields. Resources include access to Higher Education-only study areas and a nationally recognised music department with resources including: – 5 x Apple Mac suites running Logic Pro X, Ableton – 2 x industry-standard recording studios (Genelec, AKG, UAD, Native Instruments, PMC, Motu, Rhode, Roland, Mackie, Yamaha, Alesis) - we are always developing partnerships with manufacturers and brands, so great discounts on equipment are always available to you – Podcast rooms – 4 x production hot rooms – 4 x production rehearsal rooms fully kitted out with Backline – 2 x theory rooms, acoustically tuneable recital, performance/production room – Technical Team support Assessment You will be continuously assessed through a range of assessments, technical and creative projects and collaborations.

Overview This one-year UAL Level 4 Professional Music Production course is an excellent gap year opportunity to extend your existing skills and knowledge in order to prepare you for Higher Education or entry into the technical and production side of the music industry. Why Choose this course? You will be working with collaborators both creatively and technically. You will work with industry professionals to become a professional yourself. It will give you the opportunity to become a practising professional in your chosen pathway. The course is accredited by University Arts London (UAL). Structure On this one-year course, you will study the following: – Unit 1 – Establishing Principles of Technical and Production Practice – Unit 2 – Applied Professional Practice – Unit 3 – Professional Development Project Units 1 and 2 are Pass only. The overall qualification is graded on Unit 3 and is Pass, Merit or Distinction. The following focused areas are included in the module delivery but are not exclusive and can be tailored to your needs: – Recording skills – Mixing skills – Mastering – Live sound and recording – Audio synthesis

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Industry Links All of your lecturers on the programme are fully-qualified and are all continuously working in the industry in their specialist fields. Expect a variety of guest talks and lectures from industry professionals, for example, Andy Schepps – Producer for Adele and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Progression progression to Higher Education. In some circumstances, this year’s study/qualification can act as the first year of a full three-year degree programme at an alternative Higher Education provider. Progression can include employment (including self-employment) and/or The course has been designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop your career as a creative professional. This qualification will provide you with an opportunity to cultivate your employability by developing your creative, technical and production skills in your specialist field. Alumni from HSDC Higher Education music courses include BBC National Radio broadcasters, Victorious Festival owners and employees, Asgard Tour Management, Stevie Wonder Road technicians, to name a few. Entry Requirements To study on this course, you will need a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music, Media or similar qualification or an A Level programme equivalent. You will also need to display a passion for this field. Mature students can apply with a relevant portfolio of work. How to Apply If you are a current student, please contact your tutor or lecturer who will provide you with the relevant course application form. If you are an external applicant, please apply through our website by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ on the course page. If you need any help with your application or you want further information on the student finance options available to you, please get in touch with us on 023 9387 9999 or email studentrecruitment@hsdc. ac.uk. More information on how to apply can be found on page 51.

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