SCQF Level 4
Art and Design

Course Overview

Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software is an evening class taught once a week at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus. The course is designed for those interested in; CAD Software, starting a new hobby or pursuing a new career.  

You will need little to no experience in Adobe Software as this course will start with the very basics. You will explore a variety of CAD techniques to create 2D designs in Edinburgh College Mac laboratories. You will learn image manipulation techniques and develop skills to produce finished print and digital outcomes using programmes such as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Work created on these courses can support a portfolio of work for future course applications to specialist Art and Design courses, supporting school leavers or a career change. 


Entry Requirements

  • There are no formal qualifications required but students should have an interest within the specialist area of computer-aided design


English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
There is no formal assessment
Progression And Articulation Routes

  • Previous evening class students have progressed onto our well recognised University of Arts London (UAL) Diplomas 
  • NCs and HNDs in similar subjects 
  • Various university courses 

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
Employment within the creative industries
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 evening a week for 12 weeks
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time


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


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

Why is creativity important to employers
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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