Art and Design

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This programme has a central focus of building a strong portfolio of creative art and design materials. You will explore a full range of creative subjects and will be encouraged to experiment to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as an impressive portfolio. A proportion of your studies will be self-directed, allowing for the development of critical thinking, planning and self-evaluation skills. You will also be taught skills such as time management and professional studio practice.

By the end of the course of study, you will have had opportunities to refine a broad range of Art and Design skills in two and/or three dimensional areas, demonstrating a thorough grounding in research, analysis and concept development using a range of media and techniques and processes which may include: observational/developmental drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, public art, textiles, mixed media and contextual studies.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably in English and Art and Design, or NC Art and Design. A portfolio of work must be shown at interview. You may be asked to complete an arts based skills task as part of your interview.

Progression Routes

HND or degree

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Creative Industries

SCQF Level