Art and Design Portfolio with Textiles NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

Do you have an interest in Art and Design? This course offers the opportunity to explore your creative side though a range of specially delivered units of study that prepare you for progression into a creative discipline of your choice. Through studying art and design you have the opportunity to develop an inspirational approach to research, design development and production of final art work.

You will explore sketchbook development, drawing, mixed media, fashion design, garment construction, textiles techniques and surface decoration from interpretation of initial brief through to final realisation and the production of a professional portfolio of your work to present to employers, colleges, university or to set up a creative venture of your own.

You’ll explore a number of creative disciplines, research the work of other artists and undertake projects to express a range of skills, completing final pieces for assessment as you progress.

During your course, we introduce you to using a range of digital technologies, which will help you get the most from your course and at the same time develop your digital skills.  Find out more about key computing skills and essential student skills

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of 3 National courses at SCQF level 4/5. Candidates will also be considered by merit based on their portfolio and previous experience.

You will work towards units at SCQF Levels 6:

  • Research & Investigation
  • Textile Design
  • Expressive Drawing
  • Exploratory Media Handling
  • Sketchbook development
  • Surface Decoration
  • Sewing skills
  • Making clothes
  • Garment Pattern construction

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You normally need to commit to 18 hours per week (2-3 days) of blended learning time consisting of timetabled learning and personal study.

For the practical elements of your course, some of your timetabled learning will probably take place in the Creative Art Studio in Fort William.

Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone & camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.


How long will my course last?


26 Weeks

October - June


Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William

Start date

25th October 2021

Fees

Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please read our Fees & Funding information pages for more information regarding residency, previous study and bursary rates. Please contact funding.whc@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

Rest of UK students : For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland, studying full time, the course fee is £5,800.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or not. However you must complete an application even if you know that you're not entitled to EMA.

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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course provides good progression routes for further study in art, design, textiles and fashion sectors as well as the production of a portfolio for application to many design orientated Higher Education Establishments at College or University. It can also lead to employment in a range of creative disciplines:

  • Fashion Design 
  • Textiles Design 
  • Fashion Merchandising 
  • Fashion Buying 
  • Fashion Marketing 
  • Fashion Journalism 
  • Public Relations 
  • Stylist 
  • Costume Design

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