COURSE INFORMATION

This course allows you to study a variety of creative arts including life drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design skills, printmaking, and mixed media. During the course, you will develop a substantial portfolio and also take part in an exhibition of your own work, which will all help prepare for employment or your next step to Higher Education. This course is suitable for those leaving school who have studied Higher art and design as well as adult returners who have considerable art experience.

This course will help enhance your skillset that will help you prepare for employment. Skills you will learn include: 

  • Life Drawing 
  • Painting 
  • 2D and 3D Design Skills 
  • Printmaking 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Year 1 – one year full-time
  • Year 2 – one year full-time

Year 1

  • Creative process
  • Art and design project
  • Developmental drawing
  • Observational drawing
  • Art and design: portfolio production
  • Art and design: graded unit 1
  • Art and design: context
  • Printmaking and portfolio production
  • Painting exploratory techniques
  • Creative arts project: development
  • Creative arts project: production
  • Illustration techniques

Year 2

  • Creative project for artists and designers
  • Development drawing portfolio
  • Art and design context – personal investigation
  • Art and design: advanced project
  • Art and design presentation
  • Public art
  • Reflective practice
  • Painting exploratory techniques

One of the following:

  • Minimum of two Highers at Grade C or above, including English and Art
  • National Certificate: Art, and Design SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Jewellery SCQF Level 6
  • Another appropriate creative course at SCQF Level 6
  • Mature students will be considered on an individual basis based on a portfolio of art and design work in their field of study and experience

PLUS

  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • Portfolio as required or evidence of art and design projects/artefacts
  • BA (Hons): Creative Enterprise.
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information.
  • Wide variety of employment opportunities depending on particular discipline or area of expertise.
  • Portfolio of art work.
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.