Contemporary Art Practice HND

UCAS code 309W
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

An advanced course that develops theoretical, conceptual and practical creative competencies within the area of contemporary art practice.

The HND framework offers students the opportunity to develop freelance, self-employed and professional working skills in the areas of community, public, environmental and site-specific based artwork.

In addition, the course equips students with exhibition and presentation skills and introduces them to the potential of new technologies such as digital media.

Special features

  • You will develop practical and transferable skills in contemporary art practice and develop a broad visual language
  • You will develop an open-minded, critical and evaluative approach to study, investigation and research
  • This course will allow you to develop an understanding of the influence and contribution made by art practice and practitioners within the 20th and 21st centuries
  • With this recognised qualification and on successful completion of this course you could have the potential to gain employment in galleries, work with design companies and agencies or as a freelance graphic designer

Entry requirements

  • 2 Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade D or above OR
  • NC Art and Design
  • HNC Contemporary Art Practice may provide direct entry to year 2
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply
  • You will be required to submit a portfolio of work and may be asked to attend an interview

Access routes

  • NC Art and Design
  • Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with an HNC Contemporary Art Practice

 

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units are:

  • Contemporary Art Practice: Project
  • Contemporary Art: Professional Practice
  • Exhibition of Contemporary Artform
  • Contemporary Art Practice: Graded Unit 2

Optional units may include:

  • Site Specific Artwork: Development
  • Site Specific Artwork: Production
  • Mixed Media Development
  • Mixed Media Production
  • Art and Design Context: Personal Investigation
  • Community Arts: Visual Arts Workshop
  • Contemporary Art Practice: Digital Media Development
  • Contemporary Art Practice: Digital Media Production
  • Observational Drawing Portfolio
  • Philosophical Aesthetics: An Introduction

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom, with practical design work in the studio
  • Assessment is continuous, with external assessment of the graded unit

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 4 years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year
£1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434

 **There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may choose to seek employment as a

  • Gallery assistant
  • Gallery technician Sculpture studio technician
  • Printmaking technician
  • Digital media technician
  • Curatorial assistant
  • Artist assistant
  • Studio assistant

Can I progress into further study?

On completion of this course you may be able to progress to the BA (Hons) Contemporary Art and Contextualised Practice.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Contemporary Art Practice HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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