This year-long National Certificate course offers a broad-based visual art introduction across Fine Art and Design based subjects.  Aimed at both school leavers interested in building a portfolio for application on to art school and adult returners who are looking to learn new skills, the course is designed to suit a range of learners, and starts in September 2020.

This course is based in the renowned Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in North Uist. There are many opportunities for students to engage first-hand with exhibitions and artists talks, cultural events and a common, inclusive creative ethos. The centre is a creative hub for the island’s vibrant arts community.

The course attracts locally-based students as well as students from off-island who are drawn to the Hebridean location, natural landscape, and rich cultural heritage. Full and part-time study options are possible, with funding available for most full-time students. Students attend three days a week, from September to June.

A nationally recognised qualification, awarded by the SQA, the course comprises subjects such as Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, Photography, Sketchbook Development, and Sculpture. Students use this year to develop skills and confidence in a supportive creative environment, completing the year with an in-depth understanding of contemporary art contexts.

Students on this course have gone on to study Art at Degree and HN levels and to continue to work on their creative practice independently. Visit our alumni page to find out more:

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