Introduction to Art and Design NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

This programme is for a full year and will give you a solid grounding in the key skills and techniques in a variety of art and design subjects. It is a robust and interesting programme with a mixture of practical and related theoretical content that will allow you to explore a range of disciplines.

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, including tonal drawings, colour blending in painting and 3D drawings along with any digital and photography work. Your passion for this discipline should be evident from your work and your personal statement.

School leavers

  • 4 National 4 passes to include Art and Design and English/Communication.

Non-school leavers and those entering or returning as a mature student are encouraged to apply and will be interviewed.




Disciplines covered include:

  • painting
  • drawing
  • design
  • sculpture
  • digital imaging
  • essential skills

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

This course will be delivered by blended learning - a combination of face to face and remote learning. You will attend campus in person one day per week and you will access timetabled sessions remotely, via your computer or device, two days per week. From October you will attend campus for two days per week.
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



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?

  • Progression to NC Art and Design Portfolio SCQF Level 6

Is there more information available online?

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