Foundation Studies in Creative Industries

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This is an introductory foundation course in creative industries providing a breadth of activities and approaches across a range of media. The programme framework covers three stages to allow learners to explore, create and then present their creative work.

The majority of the course will be spent building skills and expanding your experience across various aspects of creativity, in the areas of Art and Design, Photography and Visual Communication (Graphic Design with Moving Image). This course allows you to explore a variety of creative subjects and become prepared for a job market which expects individuals to have multiple skills and to think in innovative and creative ways. The course has a blended delivery approach including online and face to face study. Your digital skills will be enhanced through creative digital work and elements of online learning.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Advice Session, interview and portfolio.

Progression Routes

Students may apply to progress the National Certificate programmes in Art and Design, Photography or Visual Communication (Graphic Design & Creative Media).

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