You will be part of a dynamic and broad portfolio class, which will give you the necessary experience for application to Art College. Enjoy exploring new media and processes, working in a range of environments, including outdoors wherever possible. Learn from experienced tutors and professional artists as you progress through your projects. At the end of the year, you will showcase your work in a full-scale exhibition, managed and led by the class.
The course may run with students working at 2 levels. The college will ascertain which level is best for you at interview after viewing current samples of your work and informal discussion. Students will achieve either: NC Art & Design SCQF level 6 if the required units are successfully completed, alternatively Certificate in Art and Design (the majority of SQA units in this course are at SCQF level 5).
Students should have 3 National 5 passes or equivalent, preferably including Art and English. All applicants must present a portfolio of recent work at interview. Mature students will be considered on merit.
You should present a portfolio of your best art work to date at interview.
You will study for a minimum of 21 hours per week throughout the academic year (34 weeks). Timetabling takes place at the beginning of the year and classes are normally scheduled between 9am and 6pm but some may be outside these times.
Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.
If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.
If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.
If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.
Students may also qualify for bursary funding.
After the Certificate in Art and Design you could return to do the NC. After the NC then consider BA Fine Art (Hons) with UHI or other art and design courses elsewhere. Additional Highers may be required for this level of study.
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We are no longer taking applications for 2017/18
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.