COURSE INFORMATION

This course allows you to study a variety of creative arts including life drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design skills, textiles, 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 school leavers who have studied Higher art and design as well as adult returners who have considerable art experience.

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
  • Year 1 – one year full-time
  • Year 2 – one year full-time

Year 1

External Candidates

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Level C or above, including English and Art plus two National 4s or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details) or above
  • 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

  • Successful interview and portfolio as required or evidence of art and design projects/artefacts

Internal Candidates

  • National Certificate: Art and Design SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Jewellery SCQF Level 6
  • Another appropriate creative course at SCQF Level 6

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

Year 2

  • Successful completion of HND: year 1 Art and Design
  • HNC: Art and Design
  • External candidates will also require a satisfactory interview and successful art and design portfolio

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

  • Art and design related employment
  • Practising artist
  • Group interview
  • Portfolio of art work
  • Personal statement