HNC Art and Design

This is a unique art and design course, where staff work in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art on their Associate Programme.

Students selected for the Associate Programme are offered a guaranteed interview, and on completion of a successful portfolio, a place in the 2nd year at the Glasgow School of Art.

This is a fast-paced art and design course with creative abstract thinking at its core. The teaching environment is ideal for anyone looking to build a portfolio in to art school.

Throughout this HNC course you will work on your own portfolio. Tutor support is offered on a one-to-one basis.

The course content is delivered by a team of established artists and designers and covers drawing, painting, 2D design, 3D work, which is ideal if you are unsure what area best suits your skills.

You will be taken to open days and exhibitions, given assistance with the UCAS university application process, and helped to prepare for your art school interview and submission of your portfolio.

An optional summer school will be offered to successful candidates in August, in conjunction with House for an Art Lover.

Student work

Please click on the following links to see samples of student work:

Course content

  • Drawing
  • Design Process
  • Textiles
  • 3D construction
  • Life Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Art and Design Context
  • Painting
  • Mixed Media
  • Illustration

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three SQA Higher passes preferably including Art and English, plus a strong portfolio of work
  • NQ in an art or design related area, plus a very strong portfolio of work
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience.

Progression routes

  • Degree-level study
  • HND in a range of areas depending on folio content

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


1 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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