Higher National Diploma in Art and Design


Awarded by the SCOTTISH QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY, UK

Full-Time/Part-Time
Overview

Scottish Qualifications Authority

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Human creativity knows no bounds! What better way to impregnate our brains with fresh and innovative ideas than to create great pieces of art using a vast variety of media and drawing techniques? The Higher National Diploma in Art and Design programme develops learners’ artistic talents and skills which are paramount to succeed in the field of art and design. Besides drawing on their existing strengths and knack, this programme ignites learners’ fertile imagination and helps them tap into their higher creative potential.

What Will I Learn?

  • To create innovative ideas and concepts through a series of stimulating and exciting projects
  • To demonstrate the knowledge and application of creative skills using a broad range of art materials and tools
  • To develop an amalgam of unique and fresh ideas and apply the skills which are learned and practised

At Whom is This Programme Targeted?

  • Individuals who set their sights on earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design in the near future
  • Existing practising artists and designers with the desire to hone their crafts as well as deepen and extend their
    knowledge in the field of art and design
Course Structure

Course Structure

Higher National Diploma in Art and Design consists of 5 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Observational Drawing
  • Outline for Developmental Drawing
  • Outline for Art and Design: Creative Process
  • Outline for Workplace Communication in English
  • Outline for Art and Design Project
  • Outline for Art and Design Context
  • Outline for Portfolio Production
  • Outline for Art and Design Graded Unit 1
  • Outline for Life Painting: Introduction
  • Outline for Jewellery Design and Production
  • Outline for Art and Design: Fashion / Performance Costume
  • Outline for Developmental Drawing Portfolio
  • Outline for Developmental Drawing Portfolio
  • Outline for Art and Design: Advanced Project
  • Outline for Creative Project for Artists and Designers
  • Outline for Art and Design: Presentation
  • Outline for Art and Design Context: Personal Investigation
  • Outline for Art and Design Graded Unit 2
  • Outline for Life Drawing Portfolio
  • Outline for Painting Project
  • Outline for Developing the Individual within a Team
  • Outline for Art and Design Project: Textiles
  • Outline for Art and Design Project: Fashion / Performance Costume
  • Outline for Contemporary Art Practice: Conceptual Development

Scope of Study

Knowledge and skills in the range of art and design areas

Delivery Mode

Lectures, discussions, portfolios, and presentations

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2019, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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Full-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

35,800.00

3. Registration Fee For Scottish Qualifications Authority

:S$

800.00

4. Administrative Fee

:S$

635.00

5. Examination Fee

:S$

1,000.00

6. Course Material

:S$

4,000.00

7. Medical Check-Up Fee

:S$

60.00

8. International Student Management Fee

:S$

500.00

9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

:S$

120.00

7% GST

:S$

3,039.05

Total

:S$

46,454.05

Part-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

35,800.00

3. Registration Fee For Scottish Qualifications Authority

:S$

800.00

4. Administrative Fee

:S$

635.00

5. Examination Fee

:S$

1,000.00

6. Course Material

:S$

4,000.00

7. Medical Check-Up Fee

:S$

60.00

8. International Student Management Fee

:S$

500.00

9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

:S$

120.00

7% GST

:S$

3,039.05

Total

:S$

46,454.05

Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

278.20

2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

128.40

3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

535.00

4. Additional Book Fee Per Book

:S$

107.00

5. Additional Material Fee

S$ 1,000.00 – 2,000.00 per year

6. Appeal for Result Fee Per Unit

:S$

160.50

7. Re-issue of Certificate

:S$

241.00

8. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter

:S$

53.50

9. Late Payment Fee

:S$

107.00

10. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery

:S$

53.50

11. Re-enrolment Fee

:S$

535.00

12. Course Deferment Fee

:S$

374.50

13. Graduation Ceremony Fee

:S$

Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

14. Re-assessment Fee Per Unit

:S$

214.00

15. Re-take Fee Per Unit

:S$

1,284.00

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 24th September 2018. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.

Duration

24 months of Institutional Training
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 48 months of Institutional Training

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Local students GCE ‘A’ level with at least 1 subject pass or DIMENSIONS Business Foundation or other private Foundation Certificate (with equivalent entry requirements as Foundation Diploma in Business and subject to approval).
International students Equivalent to Year 12 from the respective home country of the applicant.

Note: Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
English Proficiency: At least IELTS score of 5.5 or CAE Level 4 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS or its equivalent. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English was the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Full-time

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm and/or 3.30pm - 6.30pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Part-time

Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

and/or

Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

At the end of each semester or course

Assessment Methods

Coursework and examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria

For Graded Units:
A: (70 marks and above)
B: (60 – 69 marks)
C: (50 – 59 marks)
Fail: (49 marks and below)
All other units: Pass / Fail

Assessment Weighting

 Unit Name Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Observational Drawing Single Assessment of a Portfolio of chosen examples
Developmental Drawing Assessment of Portfolio of Drawings
Art and Design: Creative Process Holistic Approach to Assessment (showing research, implementation and evaluation of process)
Workplace Communication in English Assessment
Art and Design Project Assessment
Art and Design Context Holistic Assessment
Portfolio Production Portfolio of Work and Participate in a controlled Interview Situation
Art and Design Graded Unit 1 Practical Assignment
Life Drawing Portfolio of Drawings (may be two separate assessments)
Life Painting: Introduction Assessment by 1) research evidence and 2) exploratory studies
Jewellery Design and Production Single Assessment
Art and Design: Fashion / Performance Costume Holistic Assessment of a fashion or performance costume application
Developmental Drawing Portfolio Assessment by Project Brief
Art and Design: Advanced Project Assessment of production and evaluation of a design brief
Creative Project for Artists and Designers Assessment of Standards
Art and Design: Presentation Assessment of three (3) Assessment Events
Art and Design Context: Personal Investigation Holistic Assessment
Art and Design Graded Unit 2 Practical Assignment
Life Drawing Portfolio One (1) Assessment event
Painting Project Production of Written Brief
Developing the Individual within a Team Holistic Assessment (participate in Team Project)
Art and Design Project: Textiles Holistic Practical Assessment
Art and Design Project: Fashion / Performance Costume Holistic Assessment
Contemporary Art Practice: Conceptual Development Holistic Assessment

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Note: All assessed marks shall be deemed provisional until such time they have been confirmed by an Awards Assessment Board of the Awarding Body.

Qualification Award

Higher National Diploma in Art and Design awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, UK

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assessments of all units
Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.