Art and Design National Certificate level 6 NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

Enjoy experimentation and explore new techniques and new media in this exciting one year course. Whether progressing from our level 5 Portfolio course or entering directly to level 6, this course will give student experience of working in a variety of disciplines within Art and Design, gives an understanding of the skills and techniques used, and students will experience working in a range of environments. Subjects include Exploratory Media Handling, Contextual Studies, Digital Media, Analytical and Life Drawing, Ceramics, Location Drawing, Photography, 3D Development, Illustrative Sculpture, Animation and other. The course consists of a mixture of practical and theoretical elements which will include lectures, visiting guest artists and visits to exhibitions.

Entry requirements

  • 4 National 5s, with 2 being at grade A or B, (one of which must be Art) and 2 at grade A-D. Or
  • 4 Standard Grades, 2 at Credit level (One of which must be Art) and 2 at grade A-D.Or
  • Successful Completion of our National 5 Art portfolio course and a positive report from the Curriculum Lead.

Applications are welcomed from mature students and individuals who may not have these qualifications but can demonstrate relevant experience and skills.

All students are expected to attend an interview where they may present examples of previous art and design work, sketchbooks and drawings which will help determine their level of experience.

Your course will include units from the following areas:

  • Art and Design: Colour
  • Art and Design: Contextual studies 
  • Digital Media
  • Exploratory Media Handling 
  • Art and Design: Project
  • Analytical Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • 3D skills development
  • Ceramics – hand building
  • Location Drawing - environment
  • Painting to a theme
  • Printmaking Applied skills
  • Animation 
  • Illustrative sculpture
  • Photography – portraiture skills level

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will receive taught sessions, completing tasks as instructed by your tutor.


How long will my course last?


1 Years

Enjoy experimentation and explore new techniques and new media in this exciting one year course. Whether progressing from our level 5 Portfolio course or entering directly to level 6, this course will give student experience of working in a variety of disciplines within Art and Design, gives an understanding of the skills and techniques used, and students will experience working in a range of environments. Subjects include Exploratory Media Handling, Contextual Studies, Digital Media, Analytical and Life Drawing, Ceramics, Location Drawing, Photography, 3D Development, Illustrative Sculpture, Animation and other. The course consists of a mixture of practical and theoretical elements which will include lectures, visiting guest artists and visits to exhibitions.


Where can I study my course?

    • Lochgilphead Learning Centre

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression can be to HNC/D Art and Design, HNC/D Contemporary Art Practice progressing to higher levels of study in Fine Art (BA),  Art and Social Practice (MA) through UHI or other Scottish higher education establishments, or into work within the Creative Industries.

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