Creative Industries: Intro to Creative Arts NC

What is special about this course?

NC Creative Industries – Introduction to Creative Arts The creative and cultural industries in the UK are constantly growing, developing and adapting to meet new areas of application and demand. This course develops the underlying knowledge and skills required for progression to further study in the many disciplines of art and design or direct entry into art and design based employment. The blend of practical skills and theoretical study within the course will also help students make informed choices on specialisms for further study. Students will study from a range of units exploring the creative arts field such as: Developmental drawing Life drawing Line and tone Introduction to illustration Jewellery – working with wire Creative textile development Surface decoration(L) Students are also required to study the following mandatory units: Introduction to Creative Industries, The Creative Process, Creative Project, Skills Development, Social Networking and Working for Yourself. Candidates completing this award will also be awarded the following national progression award (NPA) :- NPA Skills for Work: Creative Industries (level 5) The optional units available will vary by centre. Please contact your local centre for full details.

Entry requirements

Students should have at least 3 Standard grades at Credit or General level. Previous experience of art or design study would be desirable. Applicants without the formal qualifications but with previous experience may still be eligible.

Work Experience and / or other suitable qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

All students are expected to attend and interview and you can present a portfolio of your best work at that time.

The course contains the following mandatory units:

  • Creative Industries: An Introduction
  • Creative Industries: The Creative Process
  • Creative Industries: Creative Project
  • Creative Industries: Skills Development
  • Social Networking
  • Working For Yourself

(by achieving the above units students will also be awarded the Skills for Work Creative Industries award)

In addition, the students will undertake a range of optional units. These will be from a selection of the following units :-

  • Design: Developmental Drawing
  • Drawing Skills: Figure / Life Drawing 1
  • Drawing Skills: Analytical Drawing
  • Line and Tone
  • Art and Design: Intro to Illustration
  • Drawing and Drawing Media
  • Introduction to Colour
  • Jewellery: Working with Wire
  • Intro to Mixed Media
  • Media Applications
  • Intro to Surface Decoration
  • Creative textile Development
  • 3D Art and Design – Jewellery
  • Design Studies
  • Design Activity
  • Intro to Painting
  • Art History

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Learning and teaching will include lectures, individual and group work reinforced by handouts and worksheets. Practical and physical work is essential and should underpin theoretical work in addition to developing practical skills.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Years

1 Academic year.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


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What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression - Further study in related discipline at level 6, portfolio building course and progression into higher levels of study in art and other creative media

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To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

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