HNC Architectural Design
SCQF Level: 7
What will I learn?
You'll learn about:
- Creating a portfolio
- Working with live clients
- Architectural design past and present
- Interior and exterior design projects
- How to develop a project from concept to presentation
- Spatial design, planning and scale
- Hand drawing and sketching
- Model making
- Computer aided design (CAD) and rendering
- 3D computer modelling
- How to work in a creative studio environment
Field trips, collaborative group work and site visits take place throughout the year alongside coordinated visits to Glasgow School of Art open days to experience what student life at university level is like.
What qualifications do I need?
You'll need one Higher, preferably in Art or Design, and two Intermediate 2 qualifications, or equivalent NC units. You can also apply if you don't have qualifications.
For a place on the course, you'll need to attend an interview and bring samples of your creative work. They do not need to be connected to architecture but only need to show a keen interest in art and design. These could be a portfolio of art from school or sketches you have done at home. The interview is an informal chat with one of the lecturers on the course.
What can I do after?
After successful completing this course you can:
- Further your studies at HND level
- Apply to study either architecture or interior design at University level
- Apply for work experience in a creative studio e.g. architecture or interior design
After further study and training, job opportunities may include: architectural technician, architect, interior designer, kitchen designer, model maker, theatre and set designer, visual merchandising