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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 4
  • Course Type:   Schools Course


Please be aware this course is now full. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

This course is open to S3 to S6 pupils who enjoy art and being creative. You don’t need to do art at school to take the course.

If you are doing art at school, it will support and expand the skills and techniques you are learning. This will help you create additional work for National 5 and Higher Art. You can work on the themes you are already using. 

If you don’t do art at school, you can create a folio of artwork to maintain your interest and skills for the future. 

Days: Friday
1 year

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    What the course includes

    The course covers creative subjects such as jewellery, printmaking techniques, textiles and fabric, 2D mixed media and sketchbook. It offers the chance to use art skills in a professional and enterprise context. There is an end-of-course exhibition and sale.

Why choose this course

You’ll get individual tuition to develop your skills and ideas and themes. We also support you to develop your confidence and self-esteem through art. Plus, you will create a portfolio of work at your own level.

Entry requirements

An interest in art and design.

  • Where this course leads

    You will produce artwork and may take part in the end of year exhibition and sale. You will gain qualifications for courses including creating materials for display and taking part in business enterprise.

    West Lothian College takes pride in the success of our art courses. On our HNC Art (Portfolio Production) in 17/18, 11 out of 12 students made applications for degree level study and were all offered places on their chosen courses. Prestigious offers include; Gray’s School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone, Edinburgh College of Art and Glasgow School of Art.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you to meet with a member of the art team for an informal discussion about what you are looking for, to answer any questions, discuss what the course is about and what college can offer.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.