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Fine Art (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Fine Arts & Photography, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This stimulating and creative course will be delivered to you by our highly professional teaching staff with significant fine art experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

The course includes both traditional and innovative practices. It will give 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 also offers an opportunity to develop individual practice in relation to your own interests.

Students who successfully complete this course will achieve the HND Contemporary Art Practice.

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

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC Fine Art (Contemporary Art Practice), or equivalent.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited to a portfolio event where you will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject area. You'll be required to bring a portfolio of your work for assessment.

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

Units that you will study in the second year include:

  • Professional Practice.
  • CAP: Project.
  • Exhibition of the Contemporary Art Form.
  • Conceptual Development and Production.
  • Mixed Media Development and Production.
  • Life Drawing Portfolio.
  • Developmental Drawing Portfolio.
  • Art and Design: Personal Investigation.
  • Graded Unit 2.

After the course


Work as an independent exhibiting artist, depending on the quality of your work, motivation and self-promotion skills. The experience of the HND can also help to prepare you for working in other roles within the creative industries such as curation or community arts.

Continuing Study

Students who complete their HND can progress to:

  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice at City of Glasgow College.
  • Other art school or university degree courses (2nd or 3rd year entry).
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome