SCQF Level 6
Art and Design

Course Overview

This evening course is designed for beginners with little or no Art and Design experience or adults and school pupils who would like to develop their skills further to produce a portfolio and support with UCAS for successful application to Art College.


You will explore a variety of art and design disciplines, media and techniques. This course is suitable for new students and those progressing on from Portfolio Preparation 1. The emphasis will be on drawing and the creative process. You will look at the use of the sketchbook as a tool to help explore and present your own work, both in research and development of ideas and interests. This is a very important element of any successful portfolio. You will also create resolved work which will link to the sketchbook work whilst being able to stand on its own. As an important part of the process, you will investigate various ways that artists have explored and expressed the visual world.


This course will ensure you are well prepared to progress onto study at a higher level at Art College or on one of our full-time courses in the School of Art and Design at Edinburgh College.


What You Will Learn
  • Art and Design Knowledge and Skills 
  • Produce a Suitable Art Portfolio for Applications
Entry Requirements
  • A keen interest in Art and Design
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed through submission of practical coursework
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Your creative portfolio of artwork will support college and university applications for a range of art and design courses
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities

Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 evening per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time


This course will start on…
  • Thursday 07/01/2021
  • Monday 04/01/2021
End Date


This course will end on...
  • Thursday 01/04/2021
  • Monday 29/03/2021
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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Graduate Book 2018

Our Graduate Book celebrates the achievements of our HND Art and Design students.  All eight of the HNDs in Art and Design are included and these cover a wide range of specialist subjects that can be studied at Higher Education level at Edinburgh College.

Download the Graduate Book 2018 here...​

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