Art and Design

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


The National Certificate in Art & Design programme will develop your skills, confidence and awareness in a range of 2D and 3D media, offering you a rich learning experience.

Subjects you will study include Exploratory Media Handling, Colour, Contextual Studies, Digital Media, Analytical Drawing, Location Drawing – local environment, Sketchbook Development, Introduction to Sculpture, Introduction to Surface Decoration, Painting and Media Techniques and Printmaking. The course content is subject to change.

Essential skills for employment or progression to further study will be developed including ICT, Communication, Numeracy, Problem Solving and Working with Others.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 preferably including English and Art and Design; or NQ Foundation Studies in Creative Industries. Interview. A portfolio of your work is required.

Progression Routes

HNC Art and Design

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Creative Industries

SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display