Art and Design NPA
What is special about this course?
This course will allow you to gain practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of a range of printmaking, mixed media and illustration skills and techniques for art and design applications. You will acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of printmaking skills for Art and Design applications through practical experimentation.
This course is open to anyone wishing to gain a formal introduction to Art & Design skills. It is suitable for beginners, or those with limited experience of art and design study, looking to enter further education at an introductory level, or looking to study for leisure. It is also suitable for those returning to college after an absence from study or those wishing to develop a portfolio for application to higher FE level / HE level study.
On completion you will achieve a National Progression Award in Art & Design at SCQF Level 5, comprising the following 3 units:
- Design Studies: Introduction to Mixed Media
- Art and Design: Printmaking
- Art and Design: Introduction to Illustration
You will also choose 2 optional units based on your own skills and preferences.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
How long will my course last?34 Weeks
1 day per week from September - June
Auchtertyre | Thursdays, 10am - 4pm
Fort William | Thursdays, 10am - 4pm
Portree | Fridays 10am - 4pm
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
Auchtertyre | Thursday 31st August 2023
Fort William | Thursday 31st August 2023
Portree | Friday 1st September 2023
Course cost: £270 plus £25 studio fee prior to course starting, this covers basic materials which can be supplemented as desired.
A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.
This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.
You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.
Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.
What can I do on completion of my course?
This course provides good progression routes for further study in art and design sectors, working towards being a professional artist as well as the development of a portfolio for application to higher FE and HE level study including the part-time Contemporary Art Practice HNC.
Is there more information available online?
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Apply for Art and Design NPA
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI West Highland 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.