Contemporary Art Practice HNC (Senior Phase)


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Join these stimulating, project-based, interdisciplinary courses and respond to a range of creative briefs designed to challenge, motivate, and inspire.

Explore a variety of media, processes, and techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, and photography. Develop your personal work and projects, with modules in portfolio-building and personal development planning. These courses form the first two years of our BA (Hons) Art and Contemporary Practices.


Level SCQF 7

DeliveryFace-to-Face | Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - All day.


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Mandatory units include: 

  • Developmental drawing 
  • Contemporary art: two-dimensional practice 
  • Contemporary art: three-dimensional practice 
  • Contemporary art practice: professional practice and exhibition studies 1
  • Contemporary art: theory & context 1
  • Contemporary art practice: graded unit 1 

What next... 

This course prepares you for a creative career as a practising artist, or as a creative practitioner within community arts, education or galleries.

You may be able to progress to:

  • HND Contemporary Art Practice
  • BA (Hons) Art and Contemporary Practices
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art

Entry requirements

  • 1 Higher at grade C or above
  • We will consider individual competence in art, design or lens-based skills, evidenced by a portfolio of your work.