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creative industries


  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 5
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    SCQF Level:   06


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.

Tuesday pm (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Duration: 1 year
SCQF Level: 5/6

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    What the course includes

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

    • Sketchbook development
    • 2D and 3D skills
    • Introduction to digital media (including video and photoshop)

    This course fully supports 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 achieve the following SQA units:

  • Sketchbook development studies
  • Painting techniques
  • Optional 6-week course to develop life drawing skills

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 college, HNC/HND in art, or for further study at West Lothian College. We offer NC art and HNC art.

    West Lothian College takes pride in the success of our art courses. On our HNC Art 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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