Art and Design: Creative Portfolio Builder

Course Content

This course will prepare learners for entry into art school/university study or for their chosen career path in art. With the guidance of our friendly and expert staff you will build a strong folio of work that will develop and showcase your skills and creativity. Individual development and an understanding of contemporary Art & Design processes will underpin your visual art skills. The course includes life drawing, painting skills, printmaking, personal projects, research methods and contextual studies exploring the work of relevant artists/designers. This course is delivered until April in alignment with art school interviews/portfolio dates, with staff supporting learners through the UCAS application process.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 2 relevant National 5/equivalent qualifications, preferred English and Art/Design. At interview, candidates should bring a portfolio of art and design work such as drawings/designs/photography. Digital portfolio submissions are also accepted. Mature candidates without formal qualifications will be considered on presentation of a portfolio. Please note candidates are advised to check specific entry requirements for their chosen university.  

Method of Assessment

Continuous internal/external assessment with the focus on portfolio production and submission.

Future Prospects

Learners wishing to progress onto a degree course at university must check the entry requirements for individual institutions as they vary. Learners may also apply to other HN-level Art & Design courses at college.

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Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    28 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Art & Design

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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