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Glasgow Clyde College Art and Design student work. Screen print of same image on different papers.
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Other non-advanced qual
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

This introductory level course is suitable for those who wish to learn more about Art and Design and want to develop and extend this interest. This creative art course has been designed to introduce you the materials, methods and processes used by artists and designers today. You will be given the opportunity to experiment whilst developing your artistic skills.

What will I learn?

This Introductory course is heavily focused on developing the necessary skills to help you understand the art and design process. You will learn techniques and methods of working which are fun and challenging at the same time.

You will learn more about artists and explore how to critique your own artwork. Throughout the course, we will help you discover which areas of art you are most interested in and encourage you to develop your skilss in those areas.  Each stage of the course will help you to build on your learning, in the final term you will work on a project which is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

The course will cover: 

  • Drawing methods  
  • Printmaking techniques  
  • Working with a range of 2D media  
  • 3D construction techniques  
  • Sketchbook development  
  • Introduction to animation 
  • Reflection, evaluation, and planning 
  • Portfolio presentation  

View the Introduction to Art and Design (UAL 2) course blog.

See the UAL Instagram page

Hear from one of our alumni Bekki Reid

Life drawing is an important additional element and may be offered by the College at a reduced cost.

UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art and Design | UAL (arts.ac.uk)

Statement-of-Purpose-L2-Art-and-Design.pdf (arts.ac.uk)

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Four National 4 qualifications including Art and Design and English or National 5 Art and Design 
  • Adult returners and those without formal qualifications will be considered. You should clearly outline your interest in the subject in your personal statement. We will also require you to submit some examples of your artwork. 
  • A personal statement is key to supporting a successful application.

Entry requirement equivalency table 

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

We have well-established links with professional Artist and Designers who will deliver live briefs for you to work on throughout the year.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder).

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be:

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional)
  • Invited to book a manditory interview session. Here we will look at your work, discuss the course and review your application.  
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following:

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place.
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  4. Reserve list – following your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. 

More questions? Contact us about this course