Focus On: Art & Design

Find out all you need to know about studying Art & Design, Photography, Visual Communication, 3D Animation, Fashion & Textiles, and Floristry at North East Scotland College.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Art & Design at NESCol.

Careers

A creative and diverse industry.

Courses

Learn from a team with experience in the industry.

Talk to the Team

Our team can answer your questions!

NESCol provides an environment where new and emerging artistic talent can thrive. You will learn in purpose-built facilities with industry-standard equipment and software, either in the heart of Aberdeen or in Fraserburgh. Facilities include art studios, sculpture workshop, photography studios and darkroom, design studios and a dedicated floristry workshop.
Not only will students develop the creative skills needed to contribute in their respective fields, but also improve a number of transferable skills that jobseekers and entrepreneurs need to succeed on completion of their qualification.

Take a look at some of our students’ fantastic work online.

End-of-year Shows

Visual Communications Show 2020

Photography Show 2020

Social Media

Fashion & Textiles – Facebook

Photography – Facebook

Fashion & Textiles – Instagram

Photography – Instagram

Art & Design – Instagram

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Art & Design at NESCol.

Adam Thom has just completed  HND 3D Computer Animation and is looking forward to honing his skills at Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee.

Stuart Dyer has just completed HND Visual Communication (Graphic Design and/or Illustration). During the course his company Kairos was awarded funding from RGU Accelerator for an app they are developing.

Careers

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.

99,900

Creative Industries jobs in Scotland. Up 5% by 2029

Art & Design

Art & Design courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Freelance Artist
  • Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Art Co-ordinator
  • Printmaker
  • Gallery Curator

Fashion & Textiles

Fashion & Textiles courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Fashion/Textile Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Seamstress/tailor
  • Retail Management

Photography

Photography courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Photographer – including portraiture, landscape, nature, fashion and press
  • Image Editor
  • Content Producer

Floristry

Floristry courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Florist

Visual Communication

Visual Communication courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Animator – including character, games & TV/film
  • Product Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Content Producer
  • Media Assistant
Statistics Source: Skills Development Scotland Sector Skills Assessment 2019

Courses

You will have regular opportunities to showcase your work to the public and industry professionals. You will learn from a team of lecturers who have a rich and diverse background in the creative industries.
The staff are friendly, approachable and supportive. Each member of staff will deliver in their area of expertise to create the best possible student experience.

Study full-time

Study Art & Design full-time. Applications are open now!

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Study in Fraserburgh

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Explore Art & Design

Want to study Art & Design but not sure which course or level to apply for? We can recommend the best course for you!

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!

Talk to the Team

On Wednesday we’re hosting an online open session to provide all the information you need on opportunities in computing. Our experts will be on hand from 3-5pm to answer your queries by email, through live chat and call-back. Complete the form below and we’ll make sure your query is directed to the right person to talk to. If you can’t join us on the day, we’ll get back to you at a time that suits.

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!