HSDC Higher Education Prospectus 21/22

2021-2022 hsdc.ac.uk

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Welcome from the Principal

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Engineering

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Why HE @ HSDC HE for Business

Engineering  Engineering 

University Affiliations Get Qualified and Get On Our HE Qualifications

Electrical & Electronic 

Health & Social Care Adult Social Care 

Business

Health and Social Care 

Business (Alton) 

IT & Computing

Business 

Cloud Computing (Alton) 

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Business and Management 

Public Services

Creative Industries

Policing and Criminal Investigation 

Art and Design (Alton) 

Course Fees

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Student Finance

Creative Enterprise (Alton)  Creative Enterprise  Dance Education  Graphic Design (Alton)  Professional Diploma in Performance  Professional Music Performance  Professional Music Production 

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Travel & Financial Support Our Campuses and Facilities

How to Apply Where We Are

Early Years & Teaching

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Early Years 

Further Education and Training 

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Teaching and Learning Support 

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. From 2021, we are excited to be extending 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 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 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 HNC/HND, Foundation and BA (Hons) degrees. 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 to a full degree thanks to our links 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.

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. Our class size is approximately 15 students. Great links with local employers giving you industry connections from day one. We work with a number of employers. You will have opportunities to gain real-life experience as part of your course. There are also opportunities for entrepreneurs – 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

Future Links and Event Opportunities

University level education is changing, with more businesses looking to their 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 FdA in Business Management is taught one evening a week and is perfect for those working in business 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: dom.thompson@hsdc.ac.uk

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UNIVERSITY AFFILIATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL LINKS

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

International Partnership Our HND Business course at our South Downs Campus has partnered with Florida Universitaria, Valencia, to give you the opportunity to be taught enterprise by our lecturers, via Skype, from the university and also to visit Valencia to complete work placements in areas such as marketing and HR. Affiliated Universities

A number of our Higher Education courses are affiliated 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.

UAL, Professional Diplomas We have developed links with a variety of top creative universities where our students can go on to study for a further two years to achieve a full arts based degree after completing their UAL diploma at HSDC. Progression Opportunities All of our courses enable progression onto a Level 6 (Top-Up) course at local and national universities (for example, UCA, Solent and Bournemouth).

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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. All of our courses enable progression onto a Level 6 (Top-Up) course at local and national universities, for example, University of the Creative Arts, Solent and Bournemouth. We have established partnerships within particular departments allowing students to move seamlessly onto the next level. 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. 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

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. UAL, Professional Diplomas All of our Creative Arts courses are accredited by the University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body. 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.

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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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IT & COMPUTING

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PUBLIC SERVICES

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BUSINESS HND Venue: Alton Campus Duration:

Structure Year 1 (HNC) covers eight units (15 credits each/120 total) some of which are mandatory. Two days a week are spent in College (10 hours) plus one day (five hours) learning remotely. Assignments are completed outside these hours. Some assignments are set by Pearson, some internally. There are no examined assessments. Year 2 (HND) covers seven units (15 credits each plus 30 credits for the Pearson-set research project). Hours are similar to Year 1.

1 year HNC (Full Time - 2 days per week) 2 years HND (Full Time - 2 days per week) Cost: £5995 per year Overview This HNC/HND programme in Business can be completed in one or two years. There is also the option for a third year at a range of nationwide universities which will top the course up to a full degree. The course follows a traditional Higher Education method, with both theory and application to real businesses and case studies. Our teaching staff have both academic and industry-based backgrounds in business. Eight units are studied in Year 1 and seven in Year 2, which also includes a substantial, Pearson-set project which will develop the skills and analytical tools needed for your final year dissertation on an Honours Degree. Why Choose this Course? The HNC/HND in Business is a great option for those that want to study a Level 4 or 5 qualification but do not want to go to a traditional university. Class sizes are smaller (around 15) and you really get to know your lecturers and explore topics in depth. The subjects covered are similar to those studied at university, with the option of a placement year before topping up to the degree. The big difference is the cost: course fees are £5,995 per year (most universities charge £9,250), plus the option for lower living costs if staying at home. The course is available for Student Finance, so you can apply for a loan in the normal way.

Subjects planned for 2021-22 (note: these may change)

Year 1 HNC Level 4: – Business Environment – Marketing Essentials – Human Resources Management – Operations – Management Accounts – Financial Accounts – Entrepreneurship – Business Project - Pearson-set.

Year 2 HND Level 5: – Organisational Behaviour – Business Strategy – Consumer Behaviour – Global Business – Developing Teams – E-commerce – Business Project (double unit) Pearson-set.

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Teaching & Learning: You will work closely with a highly qualified team with both academic and industry- based backgrounds. The course will be blended with two days in College and one day working remotely. The course will be delivered in a variety of learning situations, including lectures, one-to-one tuition, tutorials and workshops with a focus on independent learning development. The course will be delivered using a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, utilising the College’s latest learning resources. Developing practical business skills and the entrepreneurial mindset is at the core of our courses. In addition, modern business often requires a collaborative approach and so there will be the opportunity to work with Higher Education Business students from our South Downs Campus. Assessment Assessment is by a combination of final and continuous assessment some of which are set by Pearson, the (BTEC) Awarding Organisation, some set internally. These are case-study based and are designed to build on the latest business theories. Industry Links The Alton Campus has a number of links to local businesses and can help secure placements or work experience.

Progression At the end of Year 1, students achieving the minimum number of units can either claim their HNC or progress onto Year 2 to complete the HND. Those completing the HND can apply for direct entry onto the third and final year of a BA (Hons) Business degree at a number of local and national universities (subject to achieving the required grade profile). We will work with some of the local universities over the two years so you will have the chance to see which one may best suit your needs. Entry Requirements You 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 – NVQ3 at 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 to our university level courses need to be made 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 ext. 5041 or email admissions@hsdc.ac.uk . More information on how to apply can be found on page 61. Further Course Information For further information, please contact duncan.llewelyn@alton.hsdc.ac.uk

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BUSINESS HND

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.

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 are the same as you would 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.

Year 2: – 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 ext. 5041 or email admissions@ hsdc.ac.uk . More information on how to apply can be found on page 61. Further Course Information For further information, please contact alec.dyer@hsdc.ac.uk

qualified team with both academic and industry‑based backgrounds. The course will be delivered in a variety of learning situations, lectures, one-to-one tuition, tutorials and workshops with a focus on independent learning development. The course will be delivered using a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, utilising the College’s latest learning resources. These will include access to 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. We have partnered with Florida Universitaria, Valencia, to give our students the opportunity to be taught enterprise by the University’s lecturers and complete work placements. 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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BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT Foundation Degree

Venue: South Downs Campus Duration: 3 years (Part Time – one evening per week)

Structure On this course you will study:

Year 1: – Managing People – Managing Information and Financial Resources – The Business Conference (the culture of an organisation) – Work Based Learning (your place within the business and the business environment).

Awarding Institution: University of Portsmouth Cost: £2,375 per year

Overview This degree is aimed at those who are (or aspire to be) working within an organisation in a supervisory or management role. It seeks to provide you with the opportunity to develop appropriate knowledge, understanding and skills through a combination of taught units of study, work based learning and an annual three streamed business conference, which will enable you to make an effective contribution to the organisation. Considerable thought has gone into developing a curriculum which is flexible, relevant to employers and which prepares you for entry to an Honours Degree. Why Choose this Course? A fundamental principle of the Foundation Degree is the support of the employer, especially the provision of a mentor and access to appropriate work-based learning. A mentoring system will be put in place for those in work and a Mentors Handbook has been developed to provide information to the employer and the student on the role of the mentor and what you should expect from the employer and the mentor. Many past students have been promoted more than once during completion of the course and have commented on the impact that their study has had on their personal development.

Year 2: – Marketing

– Economic Environment – The Business Conference – Work Based Learning (managing a change project) – Business Conference 2 (change management).

Year 3: – Project Management – Business Excellence – Manager Development

– Business Conference 3 (the impact of the external environment on your business). The course structure has two taught units and two work-based learning units (WBL) each year and attendance will normally be a regular three hour session each week plus additional tutorials for the work-based units and the manager development unit. In addition, there will be an evening induction in September and a one-day conference around November each year where you will visit the University and network with other students on the courses at the three different centres.

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Teaching & Learning You will work closely with a highly

Progression Following completion of the course many students progress to the top-up year at the University to gain the full BA (Hons) in Business Management. Other students who have excelled have progressed directly on to Masters level study in subjects such as Management and Project Management. Entry Requirements There are no entry requirements for this course. Adult learners will be considered on a case by case basis based on experience and specific workplace knowledge. How to Apply Applications for this course need to be made through the University of Portsmouth website /www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/fda- business-and-management 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 ext. 5041 or email admissions@ hsdc.ac.uk . More information on how to apply can be found on page 61. Further Course Information For further information, please contact dom.thompson@hsdc.ac.uk

qualified team with both academic and industry‑based backgrounds. The course will be delivered in a variety of learning situations, lectures, one-to-one tuition, tutorials and workshops with a focus on independent learning development. The course will be delivered using a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, utilising 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’s enterprise society, Evolve, works closely with our students to achieve this via mentoring, support and guidance. Assessment The assessment strategy varies from organisational reports, group presentations to individual portfolios, all of which focus on your own organisation. This allows an in- depth critique of your place of work and puts into perspective the learnt theory that you absorb both in and out of the classroom. Industry Links organisations including BAE, Boeing, L’Oreal and the NHS to name but a few. In addition, this course has been completed by those who own their own business and others working in small to medium size businesses. This course has been completed by professionals working in various

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ART AND DESIGN UAL Level 3/4 Foundation Studies

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 at HSDC Alton 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 specialism – 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 to support and guide you across different pathways to use a range of art and design materials and approaches effectively: painting, printmaking, sculpture, Adobe Photoshop, photography, graphics, drawing, garment making and illustration. These all utilise 2D, 3D and 4D skills in the physical and digital world. 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 been New York, Iceland, San Francisco, Beijing and St Petersburg.

Overview Our Foundation Diploma in Art and 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 really 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 This course works well for: advancing to competitive art and design courses in Higher Education and seeking creative employment or Apprenticeships. 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 – A minimum of 5 x GCSEs at grade 4, including English and Mathematics, and one A Level, or equivalent Level 3 qualification, preferably in a relevant creative subject.

How to Apply You will need to apply by downloading our application form available on our website. 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 ext. 5041 or email admissions@hsdc.ac.uk . More information on how to apply can be found on page 61. Further Course Information For further information, please contact mark.taylor@alton.hsdc.ac.uk.

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ART AND DESIGN UAL Level 3/4 Foundation Studies

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

Assessment Assessment takes place throughout the course. You must pass each unit of the course in order to progress 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 UAL Foundation Diploma is then awarded accordingly, at either Pass, Merit or Distinction, confirming the satisfactory completion of the UAL in Foundation Studies in Art & Design. Progression The course provides a bridge between A Level and Level 3 art and design based 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 Studies course is a one year full time course primarily aimed at sixth form or college students who have achieved A Level or a Level 3 Vocational diploma in a visual subject. All candidates must present a portfolio of work at the interview. How to Apply You will need to apply by downloading our application form available on our website. 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 ext. 5041 or email admissions@hsdc.ac.uk . More information on how to apply can be found on page 61. Further Course Information For further information, please contact dom.thompson@hsdc.ac.uk

Overview This Art and Design Foundation Diploma is the ideal pre-degree course for those with artistic flair, ability and the drive to succeed as a creative practitioner. Why Choose this Course? The course offers an exciting range of art and design practice, including options in fine art (painting, sculpture, installation), 3D design, textiles (fashion, surface pattern) and design for communication (graphic design, illustration, animation and photography). Structure One of the many strengths of the course lies in encouraging individual development towards preparation for further study at degree level. A wide range of two- and three-dimensional materials, technologies and processes will be studied. 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. You will be guided in the preparation for Higher Education and the production of a personal portfolio of work. Teaching & Learning You will work with experienced artists, designers and craftspersons, and 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.

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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 If you’re looking to establish yourself as an artist and develop your own products/ portfolio in order to sell your work, then this course is perfect for you. The course focusses on developing industry skills and connections. You’ll work in a studio with 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. You will learn how to run your own enterprise, market your products and become commercially successful.

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 Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction. The course will develop your own project management skills and 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. 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 approximately 15 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 – 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 assessments, workshops 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 and/or further progression to Higher Education. The course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop your careers as creative professionals. This qualification provides 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 that you have one of the following: – 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 You will need to apply by downloading our application form available on our website. 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 ext. 5041 or email admissions@hsdc.ac.uk . More information on how to apply can be found on page 61. Further Course Information For further information, please contact nicola.kingsley@alton.hsdc.ac.uk

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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 focussed 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 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, 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 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 to include 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 You will need to apply by downloading our application form available on our website. 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 ext. 5041 or email admissions@hsdc.ac.uk . More information on how to apply can be found on page 61. Further Course Information For further information, please contact paul.parsons@hsdc.ac.uk and dom. thompson@hsdc.ac.uk

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DANCE EDUCATION Diploma Level 4 ISTD Venue: South Downs Campus Duration: 1 year (Full Time) Cost: £4,670 (free if under 19 years old)

Structure This qualification will comprised of: Unit One – Preparing for Safe Teaching (15 credits at Level 3): – Legal Responsibilities of the Dance Teacher Including Health & Safety/Child Protection Policy – Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults – Healthy Lifestyle (including basic nutrition and hydration) – Safe Dance Practice (including warm up, cool down, basic anatomical knowledge and basic first aid) – This unit is written by Safe In Dance International (Sidi) and meets the Sidi core Principle 1. Unit Two – Observing, Assisting and Teaching Practice (30 credits at Level 4). Learners will be required to: – Observe lessons × 4 – Assist lessons × 5 – Teach lessons × 5 at a minimum of 45 minutes each. Candidates who are already teaching can replace assisting with additional independent teaching practice. Unit Three – Intermediate Practical Exam, this should be taken at your own dance school. Unit Four – Dance Practice (30 credits at Level 4): – Primary-Intermediate syllabus knowledge in the chosen genre. Unit Five – Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development (17 credits at Level 4): – Managing Learners With Different Needs – Growth and Motor Development – Cognitive Development.

Overview Upon completion of this course you will have a professional qualification that enables you to work in an Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) school immediately. Why Choose this Course? This Diploma in Dance Education course is designed for students who are currently studying or have passed the Intermediate ISTD or IDTA syllabus.

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Teaching & Learning 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. Assessment Assessment will be conducted by HSDC through a mix of online tasks, a reflective portfolio and a practical exam. There will also be a taught lesson and spoken oral exam, assessed by the ISTD. Progression Students studying this qualification are looking to progress into teaching dance, in an ISTD school.

Entry Requirements Candidates must have completed

Intermediate tap/modern, or be working at that level and able to take Intermediate prior to the course finishing. Candidates must have GCSE grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics. In order to take this course you must be over 17 years old at the start of the course. How to Apply You will need to apply by downloading our application form available on our website. 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 ext. 5041 or email admissions@hsdc.ac.uk . More information on how to apply can be found on page 61. Further Course Information For further information, please contact dom.thompson@hsdc.ac.uk

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GRAPHIC DESIGN HNC and HND

Venue: Alton Campus Duration: HNC 1 year (Full Time - 15 taught hours per week) HND 1 year (Full Time - 15 taught hours per week – second of two years) Cost: £5,995 per year Overview This Graphic Design course has a strong emphasis on industry-related practical skills whilst developing your knowledge and understanding of graphic design. You will develop your creative ability and create a diverse portfolio whilst specialising in your chosen discipline, whether it be illustration, branding, advertising or web design. The course is delivered through a combination of creative workshops, lecture presentations, discussions, group work, self directed study and one-to-one tutorials. Why Choose this Course? The course provides a broad study of the graphic design industry and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in the creative sector.

Structure The course will be delivered over two days at College and one day working remotely on online industry based projects.

Year 1 (Level 4) Units: – Professional Development – Contextual Studies – Individual Project (Pearson Set) – Techniques & Process – Typography – Graphic Design Practices – Visual Merchandising – Communication in Art & Design.

Year 2 (Level 5) Units: – Professional Practice

– Collaborative Project (Pearson Set) – Advanced Graphic Design Studies – Web Design – Branding & Identity – Creative Industries Placement. Teaching & Learning

You will develop your knowledge and skills within a range of graphic design contexts. You will build upon your prior knowledge to explore contexts such as poster design, advertising, visual merchandising, magazine design, branding & corporate identity, logo design and web design. You will learn about both historical and contemporary graphic design and be supported in delivering academic presentations and presenting your work professionally. Assessment This is a coursework based programme with no exams. Assignments are issued to you as an assignment brief with a hand- out date, a completion date and clear requirements for the evidence that you are expected to provide. Successful student

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Entry Requirements For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following: – BTEC Level 3 qualification in a graphics or art related subject – A Level profile which includes a relevant art based subject – Other related Level 3 qualifications – Access to Higher Education Certificate – Related work experience. Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. How to Apply Applications to our university level courses need to be made 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 ext. 5041 or email admissions@hsdc.ac.uk . More information on how to apply can be found on page 61. Further Course Information For further information, please contact darrell.kingsley@alton.hsdc. ac.uk

coursework evidence provides a balance of understanding, practical skills and Vocational attributes relevant to graphic design. Industry Links We work with a number of local businesses in the creative industry. You will be given the opportunity to participate in a work experience placement and a live brief competition. The course culminates in a negotiated final major project and exhibition. Progression This course is designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to succeed in the workplace. Progression for past students has included employment within magazine design, web design, branding and corporate identity. The course also opens doors for future Higher Education study should you wish to top-up your qualification. The course aligns with the Framework for Higher Education and students wishing to progress to a BA (Hons) Graphic Design Top Up course (Level 6) should feel well prepared.

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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.

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