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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Schools Course


Please be aware this course is now full. Applying for this course will add you to the waiting list.

Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

The course is most suitable for 5th and 6th year pupils who may be intending to apply to Art College or an HNC/D at an FE College. It may also suit some 4th year pupils.

Days: Tuesday
5pm -8pm  
1 year

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    What the course includes

    This is a practical course that will give you the opportunity to explore subjects including:

    • Basic drawing techniques and media
    • Figure drawing
    • Colour techniques and media
    • Video
    • Intro to animation
    • Exploring 3D
    • Sketchbook development
    • Printmaking
    • Presentation and display - Exhibition at College with invited participating schools, friends and family

    This course can be used to support your school work and thematic studies.

Why should I choose this course?

You will receive expert guidance and support from our skilled teaching team and have extra time to invest further in your creative abilities and build on the great work you are doing at school. On successful completion of the course you will achieve a college certificate.

Entry requirements

This course is for anyone who wants to build their art skills and focus on their creative abilities.

  • Where this course leads

    This course is designed for those planning to apply for Art School, HNC/HND in art and design disciplines, or for further study at West Lothian College. We offer NC Art and Design (Portfolio Development) and HNC Art (Portfolio Production).

    West Lothian College takes pride in the success of our art courses. For the past seven years 100% of our HNC Art (Portfolio Production) students applying to advanced level studies were offered places on their chosen courses. The majority of our HNC Art (Portfolio Production) students are offered direct entry to year 2. Amongst some of the prestigious offers are degree studies at; Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Gray’s School of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Napier University, University of Abertay and Heriot Watt University

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.