Contemporary Art Practice

West Highland College UHI


Fort William Campus, Portree Campus


If you would like to develop and express your artistic side, and even make a career from it, this HNC Contemporary Art Practice will allow you to explore the practice and context of contemporary art through such mediums as drawing, painting and sculpture, with up-to-date topics such as conceptual processes and digital art form.

You will develop your inquiring, analytical and problem-solving skills in tandem with technical and artistic skills, ensuring that you are suitably equipped to turn your artistic talent into a successful career.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher; or Foundation Apprenticeship Creative and Digital Media; or NC Art and Design. A portfolio of your work must be presented at interview.

For some optional modules you will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Creative Industries

SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display