Art and Design: Portfolio for University Access

Dundee and Angus College


Gardyne Campus


This portfolio-building course will prepare learners for entry into art school/university study. With the guidance of our friendly and expert staff you will build a strong folio of work that will develop and showcase your skills and creativity. Individual development and an understanding of contemporary Art & Design processes will underpin your visual art skills. The course includes life drawing, painting skills, printmaking, personal projects, research methods and contextual studies exploring the work of relevant artists/designers. This course is delivered until April in alignment with art school interviews/portfolio dates, with staff supporting learners through the UCAS application process.

Entry Requirements

Preferably English and Art and Design at National 5, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Portfolio and Interview.

Progression Routes

It is important for applicants wishing to progress onto a degree course at university level that they check the requirements for the institution as they may have varying levels of entry requirements: usually 4 Highers including Art and English.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

28 weeks


Art and Design

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