Art and Design (Graphic Design and Illustration) (Level 6)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus


If you're brimming with creativity and aspire to turn your passion into a career, this Graphic Design and Illustration course is your perfect starting point. This course is tailor-made for budding designers and illustrators looking to embark on an exciting journey into the world of visual creativity.

This course offers a comprehensive foundation in visual arts, including:

Graphic design: Crafting logos, brands, advertisements, and packaging; illustration: Exploring diverse techniques and media, with a focus on children's book illustration; photography and digital imaging: mastering basic camera skills, composition, image enhancement, manipulation, and a creative project like designing a movie poster; animation: creating and animating characters through stop-motion techniques; life drawing: producing detailed studies of various parts of the human figure and drawing live models; exploratory media: trying your hand at different media and materials, expanding your creative horizons; and, art and design software: developing proficiency in industry-standard tools like Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Entry Requirements

National 5 Art and Design; or Introduction to Art and Design (Level 5); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry is subject to interview and portfolio.

Progression Routes

Progression on to HNC Visual Communication (Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation), HNC Art and Design, or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Art and Design

SCQF Level