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Art and Design: Applied Arts NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Fine Arts & Photography, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2023, 1 year


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    You will develop skills in various techniques ceramics, jewellery, textiles and art glass. You will develop design and drawing skills and understand the practical applications of various media, through the creative process. You will be able to develop a portfolio of work in 2D and 3D and is suitable for anyone wishing an introduction to creative processes and contemporary craft.

     There is a strong ethos of ethical making and sustainability, which will be embedded into your learning.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. 

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • National 5 Art and Design and National 5 English at Grade C or above; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

    Additional selection requirements

    • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area or we'll make an offer based on your application form.
    • You’ll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    You'll study:

    • Exploratory Media Handling.
    • Sketchbook Development.
    • Jewellery.
    • Textiles.
    • Ceramics.
    • Art Glass.

    After the course


    You could find work as a:

    • Designer.
    • Craftsperson.
    • Theatre designer.
    • Leisure and retail industry employee.
    • Community art worker.
    • Self-employed artist.

    Continuing Study

    With the portfolio you build on this course you can apply for a range of HNC/D level courses, such as HND Applied Arts, or HND Fine Art at the college.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      28th Aug 2023, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome