HND Contemporary Art Practice (Year 2)

Course Content

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. Aspiring artists who enter this programme will be exposed to fantastic art and design facilities, including expert tuition from a range of professional artists. Throughout this course, learners will have the opportunity to acquire, explore and hone their 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.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher/equivalent qualification, 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, media, production roles, arts education, curation and freelance artist/designer.

Video guide to HND Contemporary Art Practice

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • 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

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

Apply Now