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Fine Art HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Fine Arts & Photography, Faculty of Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 1 year

28th Aug 2017, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This contemporary course includes both traditional and innovative art practices. It gives you a broad visual education in contemporary art practice.

You'll develop your skills in a range of specialist disciplines and increase your awareness and knowledge of conceptual thinking. It's also a great opportunity to improve and strengthen your existing portfolio of artwork.

You'll be awarded an HNC Contemporary Art Practice on successful completion of this course.

For more information visit Visual Grammar, the department of Fine Art's Facebook page, and other courses on this website with Fine Art i.e. NC Fine Art Portfolio / HND Fine Art / BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice.

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

  • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above, in Art and English and two other passes at Standard Grade (or equivalent) at band 3 or above; OR
  • Two Higher Grade passes at grade C or above, in Art and English and two National 4 qualifications; OR
  • NQ Art and Design (or equivalent).


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. On the day you'll also be asked to submit a portfolio of your art and design work for assessment and may be given a short interview.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Developmental Drawing.
  • Art and Design Context.
  • Introduction to Digital Art Form.
  • Conceptual Process.
  • 2D Practice.
  • 3D Practice.
  • Painting.
  • Sculpture.
  • Life Drawing.
  • Printmaking.
  • Photography.
  • A graded unit.


After the course


This course prepares you for work as an independent exhibiting artist, depending on the calibre of your work, your motivation and self-promotion skills.

Continuing Study

Successful students will be encouraged to continue their education by applying for the HND (2nd Year) in Fine Art/ Contemporary Art Practice.

You might also apply for art school or university degree courses, such as the BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice, delivered jointly by City of Glasgow College and the University of the West of Scotland.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome