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Digital Art And Animation Portfolio NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

1st Aug 2020, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course gives you a lively introduction to the areas of digital arts and animation and gives you the chance to develop a strong portfolio of work which will be suitable for applying to a wide range of higher art and design courses. You will be able to develop robust creative drawing, design and animation skills, as well as strengthening your analytical and organisational skills. By so doing you will be able to take the first steps towards an exciting career in the creative sector.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. For more information on the framework visit:

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an NQ qualification in Computer Art and Animation.

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.
  • You’ll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work - Portfolio Guidance.

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

The course will cover a wide variety of topics:

  • Analytical and Developmental Drawing.
  • Sketchbook Development.
  • Digital Media skills.
  • Animation.
  • Video production.
  • Computing skills and ITC.

After the course


Entry-level positions in the industry

Continuing Study

You can progress on to a range of HNC or HND courses such as Digital Arts, Creative Animation or Digital Design: Graphics.


How the course is taught

You will undertake a variety of creative projects designed to develop your skills in the area of art, design and animation using traditional and digital skills.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    1st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome