This year we’re running Level 4 and Level 5 courses in Fine Art, Graphics and Business.
We offer university level education to suit your pocket (we’re on average £3k cheaper than university options) with high quality assurance standards.
You will benefit from industry recognised lectures, industry guest speakers, live briefs, employer recognition and develop real world skills to enhance your career.
Entry requirements are as follows;
Level 4 Art
An appropriate BTEC National Diploma in Design; or an appropriate Access to HE qualification; or a BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies; or two AS Levels and one A Level, including an Art and Design subject. You will be expected to bring a portfolio of work that reflects your commitment to the subject. Applicants without formal qualifications/with appropriate work experience or other qualifications can apply. An interview is required.
Level 4 Business
Students should be at least 18 years old and have either:
Level 5 Art
An appropriate BTEC National Diploma in Design; or an appropriate Access to HE qualification; or a BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies; or two AS Levels and one A Level, including an Art and Design subject. You will be expected to bring a portfolio of work that reflects your commitment to the subject. Applicants without formal qualifications/with appropriate work experience or other can apply. An interview is required.
Level 5 Business
Assessment is through assignments and work submitted, which is assessed each semester, with an external examiner visit at the end of the academic year.
Further information about funding your Higher Education can be found here – Government page.
Available support is as follows;
Mental Health and Well-being
We take the well-being and mental health of our students very seriously. We have dedicated on-site mental health ambassadors, who are on hand for a chat and to offer support when needed. We also have an on-site counsellor, available to all students.
Student Services and Financial Support
Our friendly Student Services team can help with a range of support including course information, careers advice, available financial support, welfare and general enquiries. The Student Services team is also on hand to support all students on their next steps, including careers advice about interviews.
Additional Learning Support
If you need additional support to study a course, our Additional Learning Support team is on hand to help. The team will discuss any requirements you have and put an individual support package in place.
Examples of additional support our students receive includes:
We offer part time Level 4 HNC art courses (2-year course – year 2 L5 HND top-up).
There is an opportunity to study HNC & HND Business part-time, which can be discussed with the Programme Leader – Dawn.McLean@tynecoast.ac.uk
See below for information on top-up courses;
HNC & HND Art
Many of our students complete their 2 year HND with us and then progress onto a one-year top up degree at university. Therefore, our students still achieve an Honours Degree in 3 years.
HNC & HND Business
Once you have completed both your HNC and HND qualifications you are able to go to university to study a top up course in a business related field. This is done via UCAS and universities like to see an overall merit in the HND year.
See below for details of online courses/blended learning;
HNC & HND Art
We don’t do online courses due to the nature of the subject.
HNC & HND Business
Not at the moment, although we do use our virtual learning environment (VLE) to keep learners up to date if they need to self-isolate or support someone who is self-isolating. We are available for face-to-face lectures providing education establishments are not requested to lockdown by the Government, should this happen, we will use our VLE to deliver our lessons via video conferencing software.