• HNC Art and Design

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

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We’re looking for you to have two relevant Highers at grade C or above or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF level 6 or equivalent. Applicants with appropriate experience or other training may be accepted without formal qualifications. A place on the course is subject to an interview process and a portfolio of artwork is required.

What's Involved

Imagine a world without art: without drawings and paintings, jewellery or sculpture. What a colourless, uninteresting world that would be. This course allows you to develop skills in many of the art and design areas which so enhance all our lives. Subjects may include:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Jewellery
  • Ceramics
  • History of Art

In addition to studying these subjects, you will produce a portfolio for progression.

Go Anywhere

If you successfully complete this course, here are some of the courses you may be able to move on to:

Ayrshire College

  • HND Art and Design


  • Digital Art

Glasgow School of Art

  • Painting and Printmaking
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Sculpture and Environmental Art
  • Silversmithing and Jewellery
  • Textile Design

Edinburgh School of Art

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee

  • Fine Art
  • Jewellery and Metal Design
  • Textile Design

Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

  • Contemporary Art
  • Painting
  • Three Dimensional Design

Possible Careers you can explore:

  • Practising Artist
  • Community Arts
  • Youth Arts Worker
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Art Therapist
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Teacher