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Course Overview

All students in Contemporary Art Practice at Glasgow Clyde College @ Anniesland learn to develop their professionalism as visual artists. Students develop an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, improving the quality of their art work and practical skills. Educational visits, group critiques and exhibitions improve critical awareness and communication. Students, tutors and visiting artists contribute to the positive attitude and excellent work ethic within the art department.


The key specialisms are:

  • 2D art - Painting and Printmaking.

  • Sculpture.

  • Digital - Photography and Film.


Course tuition involves several methods of delivery including practical demonstrations, class talks, group/individual discussion and studio-based practice.


The course has a comprehensive programme of educational visits in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. This year students have benefited from major events such as the Turner Prize, the British Art Show and Glasgow International. Students attend practical workshops at the Print Studio, Photomedia Studio as well live projects.

HND Contemporary Art Practice has an excellent success rate for students progressing to higher education at GSA, ECA, DJCAD, Grays School of Art and Highlands and Islands University in Scotland. Some students opt to study further afield in London, Liverpool, Manchester and European cities such as Amsterdam.

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