Foundation Art Level 4 SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This 18 week January course 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

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, your personal statement should reflect your passion for this subject. 
  • You may be required to attend an interview.
  • Applicants should have good manual dexterity.
  • Applications are encouraged from mature students who may not have formal qualifications but have skills required to meet the demands of the course. 
  • Drawing
  • Understanding photogrpahy
  • Working with photographers
  • Photgraphing people and places
  • Design studies 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face and practical tasks

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



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


The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

  • The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
  • Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
  • Accommodation and living costs
  • Printing

What can I do on completion of my course?

You may be able to progress to Introduction to Art and Design Level 5. 

Is there more information available online?

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This course is only available to start in January.  Applications will open in October 2020.

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.