Art and Design Portfolio (Level 6)

UHI North, West and Hebrides


Portree Campus


This one-year course is based in the inspiring location of the Isle of Skye. Making the most of the landscape, students will learn to work in a range of environments and gain knowledge from experienced tutors and professional artists. With small group sizes and a purpose-built studio in our Portree centre, the learning experience is full of exciting challenges, enabling students to explore a variety of art and design disciplines. These include drawing, painting, sculpture, print-making, digital imaging, textiles and design. The end of the course is celebrated with a full-scale exhibition, managed and led by the class.

The NC is designed to enable students to prepare a comprehensive portfolio of work suitable for submission to higher education courses across the UK, including HNC Contemporary Art Practice at West Highland College and BA (Hons) Fine Art across UHI.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including English and Art and Design. Entry subject to interview and portfolio of work.

Progression Routes

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

34 weeks


Creative and Visual Arts

SCQF Level