HND Contemporary Art Practice - Year 1

Course Content

Aspiring artists who enter this programme will be exposed to fantastic art and design facilities, including expert tuition from a range of professional artists. This course is suited to learners seeking to enhance their creative skillset, develop their visual awareness and build a substantial portfolio of high-quality work. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to acquire, explore and hone your artistic skills. These will include: life drawing and painting; contextual studies; observational drawing; mixed media; printmaking; digital art forms; photography; conceptual art and 3D practice. You will also have the opportunity to showcase your work at our End of Year Exhibition.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher/equivalent qualifications, preferred English and Art/Design or successful completion of a relevant SCQF level 6 course (and minimum 85% attendance). At interview: a portfolio of work is required such as drawings/designs/photography. Mature applicants without formal qualifications will be considered on presentation of a strong portfolio.

To progress into 2nd year of this course learners must successfully complete all 1st year units with satisfactory attendance, timekeeping and commitment.

Method of Assessment

Continuous internal/external assessment with the focus on portfolio production and submission.

Future Prospects

On completion of this course, learners may apply to study at degree level or go directly into the Creative Industries such as design, film & TV, production roles, arts education, curation and freelance artist/designer.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    21 Sep 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Art & Design

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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