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Digital Arts HND

(SCQF level 8)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

Location

City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

The Digital Art and Culture course provides a foundation in art and design and the opportunity for you to develop project-based work in creative coding, mixed media, digital video, digital sound, interactive media and other forms of computer art.   

The primary focus of the course is to give you the knowledge and skills to articulate onto University and or Art School.  This will include an understanding of the role that research plays in art and design and is reflective of your own creative practice. We are currently, because of the on-going success of the course formalising both 2nd and 3rd-year entry to BA (Hons) Interaction Design at Glasgow School of Art. On the course, we continually underpin the importance of developing an individual art and or design process rather than copying existing styles and ideas.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

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The following Videos illustrate the range of projects and processes that our students work on while they are on the course:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Higher Art and Design at Grade C or above AND National 5 English at Grade C or above; OR
  • NC Art and Design or related 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. 

 

What you study

Traditional Drawing skills

  • Life Drawing.
  • Development Drawing.
  • Observational Drawing.
  • Mixed Media.

Creative Digital Literacy

  • Digital Design & Drawing.
  • Cybernetics & Interaction Design.
  • Creative Coding.
  • Physical Computing.
  • Robots/Avatars. 
  • Drawing Machines.
  • Visualising Data as an Artist.
  • Hacking.
  • Computational Design.
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Contextual Skills

  • Art & Design History and Context.
  • Visual Philosophy.
  • Professional Practice.
  • Industry Awareness.

After the course

Careers

This course will create career opportunities in cross-media art; interactive digital media, film and moving image, time-based art, education and community arts.

Continuing study

On successful completion of your HND you may apply to:

  • BA (Hons) Art & Philosophy or BSc (Hons) Digital Interaction Design at the University of Dundee.
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture and Environmental Art, or BA (Hons) Interaction Design at Glasgow School of Art.

It is also possible to progress to year three of:

  • BSc (Hons) 3D Animation and Visualisation, or BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Art & Animation) at Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • BA (Hons) Digital Art & Design, or BSc (Hons) Computer Animation (with an option in Digital Art) at the University of the West of Scotland.

Teaching

How the course is taught

The course is taught through a series of practical studio-based projects, theoretical study and lectures. There are opportunities to work on live projects and take part in national student competitions. Throughout the year there are visits to exhibitions and professional studios. In addition, we have a robust programme of visiting professionals and guest speakers, providing insight into the real world aspects of working in the creative industries.

Assessment methods

Coursework is continually assessed throughout the academic year. The year is divided into 3 teaching blocks and so assessment is spread evenly throughout the course. There are opportunities for re-assessment throughout the year. There are no end of term exams.

Additional Information

Materials

You'll be expected to provide your own basic materials including: a USB pen drive or other storage devices; steel ruler; craft knife & blades; glue stick; scissors; pencils & eraser, masking tape, paints, inks and brushes.

You'll need notebooks/sketchbooks for research and development work.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome