Art and Design Portfolio Building (Level 6)

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus, Fraserburgh Campus


This course is primarily aimed at those who want to build a portfolio, and will allow you to experiment with different designs and approaches whilst developing key practical skills. The course will increase your understanding of contemporary art and design and prepare you for advancing towards further study at college or at university.

What you will learn

You will develop important skills in life drawing, analytical drawing and in exploratory media handling. You will also develop strong painting skills, learn about the use of colour in your work, and explore other key aspects of art and design such as contextual studies and digital media.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English and Art and Design; or Introduction to Art and Design (Level 5); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5

Progression Routes

HNC/D Art and Design

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Art, Design and Photography

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