BA Art & Design - Year Three

The well-established and highly successful BA Art & Design course at Forth Valley College is a challenging, creative and exciting programme which encourages students to develop their creative practice while embracing a wider understanding of the theories and context of the wider arts world. Students will be expected to advance skills and specialisms established at HND level, before finally showcasing their work at the end-of-year exhibition.

This degree is validated by the University of Stirling.

Case Studies 

Check out the case studies below to hear how this course has benefitted previous students: 

Annette Laing
Denise Hunter 
Ann Sweeney 
Mary Herriot Dunlop 

  • Studio Practice 1
  • Studio Practice 2
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Independent Contextual Research

  • A wide range of career paths across the creative industries - including within arts organisations, education, freelance and self-employed

  • Articulation route to BA Honours Art & Design at Stirling University (only available to FVC graduates)
  • Honours programmes in Art & Design subjects at a variety of UK HE establishments

  • Applicants will be required to submit a digital folio of recent artwork along with a written statement and may be required to attend an interview

    Plus one of the following:

  • Full completion of an appropriate HND, including an A or B graded unit (Appropriate HNDs may include Art & Design, Contemporary Art Practice, Visual Communication/Graphic Design and Photography)

Further advice for full-time applicants:

  • Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application.
  • If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account.
  • Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for 
  • Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately 
  • If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
  • Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as: the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
  • Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
  • If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course 

If you wish to withdraw your application - please email


Stirling Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 9