Art, Design & Photography
Your future starts here.
Whether you aspire to work as an artist, a fashion designer, a photographer, animator, graphic designer, or one of many more exciting roles in the ever-evolving creative industries, North East Scotland College will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact within your chosen field.
As well as a host of full-time courses, we also offer part-time courses in Art, Design & Photography where you can study at a location near you with daytime, evening and weekend options.
Of NESCol art & design students achieving SCQF Level 7 moved to work or further study¹
Never stop learning. Life is what you make of it. When you grow older, your priorities change. I decided to follow my heart and I am so much happier learning and being creative.”
Nora worked in Hospitality, then studied HND Textiles at NESCol before progressing into year 2 of a degree in 3D Design at RGU’s Gray’s School or Art.
Whatever your aspirations, there are many exciting roles in the ever-evolving creative industries. North East Scotland College will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact within your chosen field. Opportunities include:
Art & Design
Freelance Artist, Designer, Illustrator, Art Co-ordinator, Printmaker and Gallery Curator.
Fashion & Textiles
Fashion/Textile Designer, Visual Merchandiser, Seamstress/tailor and Retail Management.
Photographer, Image Editor and Content Producer.
Animator, Product Designer, Graphic Designer, Content Producer and Media Assistant.
Creative industries jobs in Scotland²
Creative industries businesses in Scotland³
Where you can study
Building the right environment for creativity to flourish is very important to us. Across the City and Fraserburgh campuses there are a range of vibrant learning spaces, ranging from textile rooms and art studios to newly created photography studios equipped with the very latest industry equipment.
What our students think
In autumn 2021, more than 5,000 full-time students responded to our First Impressions Survey (86% of those eligible) and we are delighted to share some of the feedback we received.
Get in touch
Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries.
Contact the team directly by calling 01224 612330, dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Student advisors are also available on LiveChat when the chat icon appears at the bottom of our website.
¹ Source: Scottish Funding Council
² Source: Scottish Government
³ Source: Scottish Government