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Art and Design / Applied Arts HND

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

This course could provide you with a variety of work suitable for a portfolio with an emphasis on applied art techniques in Art Glass, Applied Ceramics, Jewellery, Textiles and Performance Costume.

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

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'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject. At the interview, you'll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work.


What you study

Year one:

  • Observational Drawing.
  • Developmental Drawing.
  • Creative Process.
  • Art and Design Project.
  • Art and Design Context.
  • Mixed Media Techniques.
  • Life Drawing.
  • Hand Built Ceramics.
  • Sculpture.
  • Glass Project.
  • Jewellery Design and Production.
  • Art and Design: Textiles.
  • Art and Design: Performance Costume.
  • Portfolio Production.

Year two:

  • Art and Design Context: Personal Investigation.
  • Creative Project for Artists and Designers.
  • Printmaking.
  • Art and Design Project: Textiles.
  • Art and Design: Advanced Project.
  • Developmental Drawing Portfolio.
  • Art and Design: Presentation.
  • Ceramics Project.
  • Jewellery Project.
  • Art Glass Design and Production.


After the course


This course prepares you for a career in:

  • 2D or 3D Design.
  • Crafts.
  • Sculpture.
  • Theatre Design.
  • Teaching.
  • Community Art.
  • Art Therapy.


Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

You can apply for first or second year at various art schools. There's also an option to progress on to the third year of the Contemporary Art Practice BA hons at City of Glasgow College.


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