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Art and Design/ Art Glass HNC

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

Mode of Study


Start Date

29th Aug 2022, 1 year


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    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.

    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.

    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 can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.
    • 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 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:
      29th Aug 2022, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome