Introduction to Art & Design

Course Content

This introductory-level course is suitable for those who wish to learn more about Art and Design. It will engage you in a range of exciting and creative projects, allowing you to develop confidence and knowledge and build a portfolio that demonstrates a broad range of methods, skills and processes. Friendly and encouraging staff will guide you through a range of projects and activities that include: sketchbook development, drawing methods, 3D work, mixed media, painting, print-making techniques and design craft. On successful completion of this course, you will be encouraged to explore further pathways within the Art and Design department. 

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 2 relevant National 4/equivalent qualifications desired, preferred English and Art/Design. At the interview, you must bring examples of work such as drawings/designs/photography. Digital portfolio submissions are also accepted. Mature candidates without formal qualifications will be considered on the presentation of a portfolio. If you do not meet the academic requirements but have an interest in Art and Design, we will consider your application. Please give full details in your personal statement. Your personal statement is key to supporting a successful application.  

Method of Assessment

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

Future Prospects

Successful completion of this programme, including high levels of attendance and engagement, can lead to progression onto our Level 6 Certificate courses. 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    34 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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