• Art and Design

    HND Art and Design

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


In just one year, you will explore your creative potential and build on the skills you've developed in your HNC. This dynamic program allows you to craft your unique portfolio around a theme of your choice. Whether you're passionate about painting, drawing, or presentation, our course offers a blend of practical work and theory.

Dive into the art and design world's context, create digital masterpieces, and even participate in exhibitions and live briefs. Here, your creativity knows no bounds!

Entry Requirements

To apply for our HND Art and Design course, you'll need:

  • an HNC Art and Design with a minimum of 15 credits
  • successful completion of an interview with us
  • a portfolio showcasing your artistic work

Course Content

During this course, you may:

  • enhance your painting skills, develop techniques, and create your own painting series
  • create portfolios for both developmental and observational drawings
  • master the art of selecting, framing, and exhibiting your work professionally
  • explore art and design context, delving into contemporary art issues and specific areas
  • conduct your research on a chosen topic and compile a sketchbook of your visual research
  • study conceptual development within contemporary art practice from 1900 to the present day
  • explore the role of digital media in art and design, creating your own concept visuals
  • engage in class exhibitions, external showcases, community projects, and competitions
  • play an active role in our Creative Department's Annual End of Year Show and organise fundraising activities for exhibitions

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • progress to Year 3 of the BA Digital Art and Design program at UWS
  • continue your studies at renowned institutions like Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, or City of Glasgow College
  • explore diverse career paths such as Practising Artist, Community Arts, Youth Arts Worker, Jewellery Designer, Art Therapist, Fine Art Photographer, or Teacher
  • be inspired by our blogs for the latest updates and news

Why Choose This Course?

Our HND Art and Design course offers more than artistic skills; it nurtures creativity, fosters innovation, and prepares you for a world of opportunities. Gain hands-on experience, sharpen your critical thinking, and develop transferable skills that will set you on a path to success in the dynamic art and design industry. Join us in unleashing your artistic potential and creating a brighter future.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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