Canal final
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
16 Jan 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
18 weeks January to June

This Access to Contemporary Art and Design course is designed with developing your understanding of the creative industries and the opportunities that exist as a contemporary artist. Whether you are a beginner or someone with art experience, this course will introduce you to a range of art practices that are applicable to contemporary art and design practice today. You will learn to use both traditional and digital techniques to enable you to develop ideas and produce design work. You will be taught by a dedicated team of staff with a breadth of experience in the creative industries who will introduce you to the wide range of related industries within the creative sector. Come and study with us and unleash your creative potential!

What will I learn?

This course will introduce you to key areas within Art and Design. Learning to develop ideas it will also teach you transferable skills applicable to a wide range of disciplines such as:

  • 3D skills– Ceramic design, sculpture, set and jewellery design
  • 2D skills- Drawing, painting, print and 2d design
  • Contextual studies, career awareness

Working in our excellent facilities, and with our experienced staff, you will develop an understanding of the art and design process alongside different career opportunities available through studying on a creative course.

It may be helpful to have a look at some of our HND in Contemporary Art Practice student's work 

Entry requirements (minimum)

A personal statement which should explain why you wish to pursue a programme of study relating to Contemporary Art and Design. It should include any previous experience in this field and demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.

Jobs and further study

This qualification will introduce you to a wide range of career paths within the field of art and design. Potentially leading to work in:

  • Fine Art
  • Sculptor/ Ceramicist
  • 3D design- Product / Jewellery
  • Film and TV/Theatre – Prop making, Set Design, Textile Design

Students who show an aptitude and display advanced skills on the course will be encouraged to apply for progression onto one of our HNC or HND courses:

  • HND Contemporary Art Practice
  • HNC Painting and Printmaking
  • HNC Art and Design

If a student needs more time to develop their skills, they would be encouraged to progress to NQ Contemporary Art Practice or UAL Introduction to Art and Design to develop skills at a higher level.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply:

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application
and will be in contact as per the following stages:

You will be invited to an information session where you will see examples of student work and have the opportunity to ask questions. This session will be on Teams

There will be an optional studio visit where you can see the facilities prior to starting the course

You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by email within 10 working days of the interview.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions, materials, Induction date and timetable.  

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6078