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Creative Printmaking HND

(SCQF level 8)

Fine Arts & Photography, Faculty of Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 2 years

28th Aug 2017, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course offers you an opportunity to develop your creative talents allowing you to develop traditional and contemporary printmaking, drawing and digital skills.

Various printmaking techniques and media are explored and supplemented with technical and creative skills in digital media, drawing, bookbinding and mixed media.

This course combines practical skills with theoretical knowledge and is project based. It is delivered through a series of lectures, practical workshops and activities. You'll produce a portfolio of work that will support entry to employment or degree level courses.

View a selection of student creative work on Behance.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • An NC/NQ qualification in Print, Art and Design, Graphic Design, illustration or equivalent SVQ, OR
  • Higher Art and Design and English at minimum Intermediate level 2 or National 5; OR
  • Relevant experience.


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 are interested in this subject. At the interview you'll be asked to provide examples of your art, photography, or design work.


What you study

You'll study:

  • Observational Drawing.
  • Developmental Drawing.
  • Life Drawing.
  • Printmaking.
  • Lithography.
  • Digital Design.
  • Art and Design Context.
  • Printmaking Development.
  • Printmaking in Multiple Layers.
  • Communication.
  • Portfolio Preparation.
  • Bookbinding and Hand Finishing.
  • Photography.


After the course


On completion of the course, you can pursue a career as a practicing Artist, Printmaker, Designer, Print Technician, or as a Printmaking Educator.

Continuing Study

Completion of this course can allow progress to:

  • HND Digital Media, HND Contemporary Art Practice, or HND Graphic Design at the college.

You can also go on to art school or university degree courses, including:

  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice, Gray’s School of Art (entering at year two).
  • BA/BDes Art and Design General Foundation, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art.
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art.


  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome