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2 years


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design is designed to build on students' existing skills to further develop their own creative vision.

Art and Design at Banbury and Bicester College is exciting, practical, and industry-focused. This programme will give you a broad base of relevant art and design skills. 

You can use these within a career in the Arts as either a practising artist/designer or for successful progression onto a diverse range of Higher Education Degree programmes. 

You'll be taught by industry-trained, expert practitioners in specialist buildings housing a variety of professional facilities, including: 

  • a HD TV studio 
  • a cinema room 
  • multiple Mac suites 
  • expansive dark room 
  • dedicated art workshops 

Each year, our students have the opportunity to take part in our End of Year Festival to showcase their work. Take a look at our video of the 2019 show, "Arrival".  

Tuition fee: Home/EU* fees for September 2021 entry are £6,165 per year. 

Please note: tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students 

*Fee information for European Union (EU) students 

If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021 you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria: 

You are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements 

You are an Irish national living in the UK or republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue. 

If you need any further information or guidance, please contact us at 

What I'll learn

Working closely with your tutors and through a diagnostic approach to your studies, you will identify your creative strengths and produce a final project which will be part of the exhibition at the end of the course.

You will learn in our excellent facilities and studios, doing practical, assignment-based learning, supported by reflection and evaluation.

As well as regular visits to museums and galleries, the course may include an overseas trip. Recent trips have included visits to New York, Berlin and Prague.


How I'll learn

This programme encourages experimentation. We'll equip you with a range of skills and techniques and the vocabulary required at higher-education level.

The ability to develop ideas from conception to solution is a critical component, along with the capacity to verbalise and present ideas and work. Critiques, tutorials and reflective practice help you to develop these skills. You'll also have the opportunity in seminars and exhibitions to develop skills in presenting your own and other artists' work.

We will prepare you as fully as possible for life at degree level or employment.

It is a fundamental principle that you develop your own style, work independently, and that your portfolio reflects this.

When you graduate, you'll be able to perform effectively in your chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment, being able to exercise personal responsibility and decision-making.


How I'll be assessed

100% coursework (there is no exam). Coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated by Pearson.


Entry Requirements

Applicants for the HND in Creative Arts must be 18 years old or above and have two A Levels or equivalent (eg, a Level 3 Extended Diploma in one of the Arts).


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.