Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus


This HNC Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking course is taught in purpose-built studios and is designed to provide a high-level programme of study. We focus on developing your skills and ideas through a programme which will encourage you to explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to working. Development of ideas and conceptual thinking will underpin work in both figurative and abstract subjects.

This course focuses on three key areas drawing, painting and printmaking. You will be working from creative briefs which will stimulate and help you to develop your art practice in both traditional and non-conventional ways. Approaches to generating work will come through experimentation,?research, and studio/location-based?work. Contextual studies will help you to gain valuable understanding of the various art practices that have been fundamental in Modern and Contemporary Art.

Teaching is delivered through studio practice, group critiques,?demonstrations,?and gallery visits. Professional artists and experienced lecturers will provide you with the?expertise?and facilities to help you reach your full potential in this course.

Your?final?graded unit project will allow you to focus on your preferred working medium, as well as teach you to become an independent learner. ?

Key elements of the HNC Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking course are:???

Drawing - Observational, developmental and sketchbook work, including life drawing; Exploratory?2d?painting; Printmaking?-?Screen-printing, dry point etching, mono and relief printing?(wood and lino); Project work; Portfolio preparation?and exhibition; Art?theory and context,?including gallery visits and artist talks; Graded Unit -?self-directed?project.
In addition, there will be an opportunity to undertake a short course with Glasgow Print Studio.??

Life drawing is an important additional element and may be offered by the College. ?

Entry Requirements

1 Higher in Art and Design or an art related subject plus a suitable portfolio; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

HND Contemporary Art Practice, BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice, BA (Hons) Painting

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Art and Design

SCQF Level