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Art and Design/ Art Glass HNC

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


In this challenging course, you will take part in an exciting and comprehensive programme of design and specialist Art Glass studies. The course is project-based, and you'll be concentrating on designing, exploring and making, drawing and personal expression.

The course could provide you with a variety of work suitable for a portfolio with an emphasis on Art Glass.

Although we teach making skills on the course, it’s an advantage to have experience in working in 2D and 3D and also making skills in different media.

This course offers you a broad education with a balance between creative, practical and core skills.  

You’ll work in two and three dimensions, learning contemporary warm glass techniques like slumping and fusing and traditional skills like painting and lead work, as well as more advanced glass surface applications.

If you want a recognised art glass industry qualification: This course offers the only HNC certified glass work course in Scotland!

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Higher Art and Design at Grade C or above AND two National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above; OR
  • NC/NQ in an Art and Design subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you’ll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.
  • You'll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Observational Drawing.
  • Developmental Drawing.
  • Art and Design: Creative Process.
  • Art and Design Project.
  • Art and Design Context.
  • Portfolio Production.
  • Painting and Firing Glass.
  • Leaded Glass Work.
  • Glass Fusing Techniques.
  • Glass Slumping Techniques.
  • Glass Casting.
  • Flame Working.

After the course


The HNC course may lead to a job in the art glass industry or self-employment.

Continuing Study

Students who successfully complete their HNC may progress to:-

  • HND Art and Design courses.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome