Higher Education

Every year thousands of Art & Design students from hundreds of schools and FE colleges throughout the country apply for Fine Art and Design degree courses in the UK. Competitions for places is extremely high; Edinburgh College of Art for example receives more applications than Oxford and Cambridge. Successfully gaining a place on these courses is a significant achievement for any applicant.

The  HND Contemporary Art Course at Edinburgh’s Telford College has a growing reputation as being among the most successful courses in the country. Our progression rates continue to be amongst the highest in the FE sector.

Progression to Higher Education:

The HND award offers you a wide range of articulation routes to Higher Education. Candidates with HND awards can be offered entry into the *second or *third year of degree programmes.

*this is at the discretion of the individual HEI and is usually dependant on a satisfactory UCAS reference, interview and portfolio review.

Graduates from HND Contemporary Art have successfully progressed too a range of Fine Art or Design BA Hons degree course at:

2010 statistics for the HND Contemporary Art course are as follows:

  • 100% of applicants* received at least 1 BA Hons Degree offer.
  • 78% of applicants received 2 or more BA Hons Degree offers.
  • 33% of applicants received 3 or more BA Hons Degree offers.
  • 100% of applicants received offers @ SCQF Level 9 (equivalent to entry level 3)**
  • 67% of applicants received offers @ SCQF Level 8 (equivalent to entry level 2)

*all applications were through UCAS

**offerd by Cumbria University as per Articulation Agreement.

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