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.

You will undertake a range of integrated projects developing skills in shape, line, composition, form, negative space, leading lines, texture, mark making, and colour.

Towards the end of the course, you will be expected to complete a final portfolio project in your chosen area of the creative industries sector. Lessons will take place in general classrooms and through online learning, a considerable amount of time will be spent in our art studios, photographic studios, and Apple Mac labs.

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 with Moving Image).

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Creative Industries

SCQF Level