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Art and Design

Art and Design NPA

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

Explore your creative potential with this National Progression Award (NPA) in Art and Design. The course is designed for those who are looking for a career change or their first step towards a fulfilling future career in the art and design industry.  


This course will develop your creative skills in digital technology and traditional Art and Design techniques. You will develop your skills by engaging in graphics, animation, digital imaging, visual art and web design projects. You will be introduced to industry-standard software and traditional 2D and 3D techniques working in our Mac labs and open-plan art studios. You will produce a portfolio suitable for applying for higher-level courses in Art and Design as you explore your own creativity. You will be given advice and support during the course on how to apply and submit your portfolio to gain a place on a higher-level course in Art and Design in August 2023.


The course is project-based and has an end-of-year exhibition where you will display your Art and Design work. 

What you will learn

The course gives an introductory experience to some of the materials, methods, processes and technical skills that support art and design activity.

You will develop an awareness of the key elements of the creative process whilst learning the importance and relevance of producing a coherent portfolio.

This will enable you to explore and test your interests and abilities in Art and Design to make informed choices for your own progression.

How the course is assessed

  • This is a practical studio-based course assessed by portfolio submission throughout the year

 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Level 4 Art and Design and English (or equivalent) 
  • A keen interest in Art and Design
  • All applicants must submit a portfolio that demonstrates sound drawing skills and an understanding of the creative process 

 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • All applicants are required to submit a portfolio for review.
  • Information on Portfolio reviews will be sent to you after completing your online application form.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NC Creative Media
  • NC Graphics
  • UAL Level 2 or 3 Diploma
  • UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (dependent on meeting all entry requirements)
  • Specialist HND qualifications within Art and Design (dependent on meeting all entry requirements)

Career options

  • Junior positions in art and design agencies

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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