Art College Scotland
This in-depth course will allow you to build on your existing knowledge and understanding of fine art and design disciplines. You will get the opportunity to refine your practical skills in 2 and 3 dimensional work, whilst enhancing your understanding of the historical, contextual and sociological issues relevant to art and design practice.
What you will experience
This course will build on your current skills, focusing on the creative process as a whole as well as life, observational and developmental drawing, and sculpture and printmaking. The course is made up of project work and over
the duration you will build up a high quality personal portfolio.
Typically, applicants will be expected to have a minimum of two passes at Higher level – one of which should be Higher Art. A pass in English at a inimum of National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level is also required.
Alternatively, applicants may have successfully completed an appropriate non-advanced college course demonstrating an aptitude for the subject. For those returning to education, life skills and experience in the workplace may allow entry.
What you need to know
You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Please see below for your options. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.
Career opportunities are available in a range of artistic roles, including:
- Art Teacher
- Arts Administrator
- Community Arts Worker
- Concept Artist
- Exhibiting Artist
- Independent Artist
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.