Art and Design (Portfolio) NC

What is special about this course?

A National Certificate award that will prepare you for progression to HE level study or entry into art and design-based employment. It's a robust award of practical and related theoretical content that will help you build a portfolio, and ensure the development of practical and theoretical skills in addition to transferable generic employability and essential skills.

You will also have the option to gain Higher Photography.

Entry requirements

All applicants will be interviewed 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. The interview forms an important part of the selection process.

School leavers

  • Four National 5s at C or above to include Art and Design and English/Communication; or equivalent

Non school leavers are encouraged to apply and will be interviewed.

Subjects include:

  • Life drawing
  • Design for print
  • Sketchbook development
  • Printmaking
  • Digital Media
  • Essential skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

August 2018


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?

  • HND Contemporary Art Practice
  • HND Visual Communication
  • Degree level study

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