- Langside Campus
- SCQF Level
- Start Date
- 23 Aug 2021
- Qualification Type
- Other non-advanced qual
- Course Type
- 1 Year (August to June)
This course is no longer accepting applications.
This Portfolio Preparation Skills course is accredited by the University of the Arts London and has been developed to provide students with an interest in art and design with the opportunity to explore the materials, methods and processes that support art and design activities and to begin to develop some related technical skills. Completion of this course will allow you to progress on to the Portfolio Preparation Advance course.
What will I learn?
This course is aimed at students who do not have a portfolio of artwork and wish to study general Art & Design at a slower pace and lower level with the ambition of progressing onto an art-based course, either within the College or 1st year at Art School. It is also suitable for people returning to education who enjoyed Art and Design-based subjects, including Product Design or Graphic Communication at school, and wish to rebuild a portfolio to support an application to a creative course.
The Portfolio Preparation Skills (UAL Level 2) course includes:
- Analytical drawing
- Mixed media
- 3D construction
- Sketchbook development
- Introduction to animation.
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Life drawing is an important additional element and may be offered by the College at a reduced cost.
Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Although we do not ask for formal qualifications, you will be given priority if you have National 4/5 or equivalent which should include two of the following - Art and Design, English, Maths or equivalent
- If you don't meet the academic requirements but have an interest in art and design, we will consider your application. Please give full details in your personal statement.
- Personal statement is key to supporting a successful application
- 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 deliver live briefs.
Jobs and further study
- UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design
- Foundation in Graphic Design & Illustration
- Foundation in Fashion & Textiles
- HNC Fine Art: Contemporary Art
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.
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
- You will be invited to attend an interview. Please bring along your portfolio, qualifications and references.
- Proof of qualifications must be supplied before an offer can be made.
- You will be interviewed within one month after the application.
- You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by email within 10 working days of the interview.
- Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
- Once you have accepted your offer, you will be invited to a further session in June where you will be given additional information about your course. It is essential that you attend this.
Offer of a place - definitions
- An unconditional place - you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.
- A conditional place - your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.
- Waiting list - you have met all entry requirements however the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around the course start date.
- Unsuccessful - you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College's Student Advice Centre to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer you will be invited to a further session in June where you will be given additional information about your course. It is essential that you attend on this day.