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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

30th Aug 2021, 2 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    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.

    The course is taught by our highly professional teaching staff with significant fine art experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

    You can see examples of student work on our Instagram - @artcogc.

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

    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 for a group and/or individual portfolio event where you can find out more about the course.
    • On the day you'll also be asked some questions about your portfolio and have an opportunity to ask any questions - Portfolio Guidance.

    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).


    How the course is taught

    This course will be delivered through blended learning with demonstrations, lectures and practical activities.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 2 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome