• HND Art and Design

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

Start Here

We’re looking for you to have already achieved an HNC in Art & Design. A place on the course is subject to an interview process and an appropriate 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 build on the skills you have developed in the HNC course and to work mainly self-directed on themed and self-written briefs. You will also contribute to the planning and organisation of a class exhibition in a public venue towards the end of your course. Subjects may include:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Exhibition
  • Contemporary Art Practice
  • Digital Media
  • Contextual Studies

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:


  • 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, Robert Gordon University,  Aberdeen

  • Contemporary Art


  • Three Dimensional Design

City of Glasgow College

  • Contemporary Art Practice

Possible Careers you can explore

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