HND Contemporary Art Practice

This HND in Contemporary Art Practice at Glasgow Clyde College is an exciting two-year contemporary art course designed to develop you as a creative artist.


Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow
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This course is available on the Glasgow Clyde College website.


What will I learn?

The HND Contemporary Art Practice course includes: 

  • 3D art practice: sculpture processes including casting, ceramics, construction, mould making, hand building 
  • 2D art practice: photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media 
  • Drawing 
  • Digital: moving image 
  • Portfolio building 
  • Conceptual development 
  • Contextual studies (modernism to present day) 
  • Collaborative working 
  • Studio practice 
  • Graded Unit 1 and 2 

Year one of the HND Contemporary Art Practice course is a broad inter-disciplinary programme of 2D, 3D and intermedia art practice. Delivered via workshops, critiques, group, and individual teaching sessions expanding your knowledge and understanding of contemporary art.

Each lesson is reinforced by the study of contemporary artists and their practice. Art theory and context is taught through visits to exhibitions, museums, guest lectures from visiting artists and art workshops which helps to build your knowledge and understanding of artists and their working practices. Throughout the course you will be given creative project briefs to work from these will encourage you to use your research, reflection, and evaluation to help inform and develop your own practice.  

Year two is primarily focused on identifying and developing your own studio practice in preparation for 2nd or 3rd year entry of art school or industry. Delivered through 3 key projects.

About Glasgow Clyde College

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Glasgow Clyde College is a further and higher education college, located in Glasgow.

The college offers a broad range of courses across many subject areas, and has three easily accessible campuses in Glasgow at Langside, Cardronald and Anniesland.

With award winning teaching staff, the college is the largest further education provider in Glasgow and has the highest achievement rates in further and education in the area.

Glasgow Clyde College also has excellent links to universities to allow you to progress to degree level.

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