Art and Design Year 2 (HND - SCQF Level 8)


26 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

Upon successful completion of the HNC in Art and Design, candidates may progress to the HND programme in Art and Design. This programme will provide a broad base of related art and design-based skills necessary for transition to employment or future study. Students will study a variety of units most of which as project based in areas such as developmental drawing, ceramics and painting.
The HND course in Art and Design is suitable for a wide range of candidates including those who have recently left school, adult learners returning to education and self-employed individuals.

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Upon successful completion, candidates will achieve the following awards;

  • HND Art and Design at SCQF Level 8


The course is full-time with delivery on campus over three days, for 36 weeks.


Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels

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Entry requirements

Candidates applying for the HND Art and Design would progress upon completion of HND Art and Design Year 1.

Progression opportunities

On successful completion of the course, students may progress to some of the pathways outlined below.
Further or Higher Education Opportunities

  • Progression to other educational establishments. Please discuss with the course team about these opportunities

Employment opportunities in this vocational area that are applicable to the units undertaken in this course, such as:
  • Practicing artist/designer
  • Illustrator
  • Ceramicist
  • Gallery proprietors/curators

Application and Interview Process

Applications will be reviewed by the curriculum team and candidates will be invited to interview to follow up on the information contained within to confirm suitability. A full, detailed personal statement is important at this stage. Candidates are provided with the opportunity to ask further questions about the course and college support services at the interviews.


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