• Art and Design (Graphic Route)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6.

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year.

Start Here

We’re looking for you to have four National 5s at Grade C or above or four relevant Standard Grades at Credit Level or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent. A place on the course is subject to an interview process. Students without any formal qualifications, but with life experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area will also be considered for entry and an appropriate portfolio of work is required at time of interview.

What's Involved

This NC in Art and Design is aimed at providing you with a strong foundation in Graphic Design and many of its disciplines, and gives you the opportunity to build a portfolio for progression to higher level study. Subjects may include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Children’s Book Illustration
  • Corporate Identity
  • Advertising
  • Life Drawing
  • Photography
  • History of Design

Go Anywhere

If you successfully complete this course, here are some of the courses you may be able to move on to:

  • Ayrshire College
  • HNC Visual Communication

With additional qualifications, you may be able to progress to the following degree programmes:

Glasgow School of Art

  • Communication Design
  • Product Design

Edinburgh School of Art

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Product Design

Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Product Design

Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

  • Communication Design


  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design

Perth College

  • Visual Design and Communication

Possible Careers you can explore

  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Animator
  • Printmaker
  • Photographer
  • Production Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Social Media Designer