Introduction to Art and Design College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This is a January start programme which introduces you to the basic skills required to progress to the next level - the full-time Level 5 course in Art and Design, which starts in August each year.

If successful in your studies you will attain a National Progression Award (NPA) in Photography in addition to SQA unit passes in the other art and design subjects.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • 2 National 4 passes, one of which should preferably be in Art and Design.
  • You will be interviewed to assess your interest and ability in art and design and will be expected to provide a portfolio of work to contain a minimum of 10 pieces showing a range of work both in colour and black and white, along with any digital and photography work.

Non-School leavers are encouraged to apply, and will be interviewed.

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Essential Skills


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Face-to-face
  • Work placement

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

Please note this course starts in January only.

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

January 2019


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance)

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Introduction to Art and Design SCQF Level 5

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness 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.

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