Art and Design: Portfolio for University Access

Course Content

This portfolio-building course will prepare learners for entry into art school/university study. 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.

Video guide to Portfolio for University Access

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • 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
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