Art, Design, Visual Communication & Photography

The art and design department at North East Scotland College encompasses a variety of creative mediums, including art, photography, visual communication, textiles and 3D computer animation. Of these courses, the Degree Link HNDs are Photography and Visual Communication.

Listed below are the current progression routes available for Art, Design Visual Communication & Photography. It's always worth taking another look as the list is updated regularly. Terms and conditions may apply.

Courses within this subject area

  • North East Scotland College
  • Robert Gordon University

Each year, 2nd year HND students in each of the Art & Design disciplines have the chance to exhibit their work at NESCol's End of Year Show. This event is open to members of the public and is also attended by industry professionals. One student from each area is also awarded an industry sponsored prize every year, making it an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work.

Gray's School of Art

Gray's School of Art is a highly challenging and stimulating place to develop and refine your creative education. An intimate, collaborative learning community, you will be tutored by practicing artists, designers and researchers of national and international standing.

We pride ourselves on being the 'professional art school', offering a broad range of study programmes that span all creative disciplines. Our strong commercial links ensure that you will experience a professionally relevant, creative education. We are here to develop graduates who can thrive in the creative economy, equipped with passion and self–confidence.

It's a hands–on, project–based approach with the majority of time spent in the studio and workshop, but always underpinned by lectures and seminars to develop analysis, critical thinking and writing/presentation sills.

Our fully equipped workshops for traditional crafts and digital technologies are complemented by access to facilities at other parts of the University, including the Human Performance Lab in Health & Social Care.

Our graduates go on to achieve their creative ambitions; whether they move on to postgraduate studies with us, at other institutions, or enter the world of industry and freelance work.