BA Art & Design - Year Two

The BA Art and Design course is a challenging, creative and exciting three year programme that encourages students to develop their creative practice while embracing a wider understanding of the theories and context of the wider arts world.  

With the vast majority of degree programmes now require you to study either Art or Design, there are no such barriers within this interdisciplinary programme. 

In year two you will have the opportunity to work across a selected range of specialisms. You will carry out a variety of art and design based projects, becoming more specialist as the year progresses, supported by feedback and advice from staff. Your practical project work will support a growing critical and contextual understanding of art and design theory. 

This degree is validated by the University of Stirling.

In Year two you will do the following:

  • A series of projects with given briefs that you can respond to within your chosen specialism(s)
  • A series of projects with self-generated briefs
  • Personal Investigation into an area of your choice related to your chosen discipline(s)

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

  • Year three of BA Art & Design

  • 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


  • HND Art & Design Year one with Graded Unit at Grade A or B

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 8