Art & Design SCQF Level 4/5

This course is ideal for those who have little previous experience, but want to build on their artistic skills and understanding.

Overview

Why take this course?

This course covers a wide range of subjects in both fine art and design disciplines, which provide essential skills, practical experience and the knowledge required to prepare students for further study at a higher level.

What you will experience

You will develop strong drawing and painting skills, whilst building your understanding and abilities when it comes to 2D and 3D design. This course also looks at printmaking, and alongside the practical work you will focus on colour theory - teaching you how to make well informed creative decisions when it comes to your artwork and portfolio. 

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Key facts

Entry requirements

This introductory level course is for those with National 4, Intermediate 1 or Standard Grade General level qualifications, and/or relevant work experience.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps

Education

At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College: 

At University

You would need to undertake further study at NC, HNC and then HND level before you could progress to university, depending on the course you wish to pursue.

Employment

Further study in more advanced art & design courses can lead to a number of employment opportunities, in roles such as:

  • Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Assistant Graphic Designer
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Concept Artist
  • Exhibiting Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Independent Artist
  • Printmaker
  • Animator

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

Availability

Places are still available on this course, commencing in August 2017. Please see below for your options.

Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2017
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.