Portfolio Preparation: Art & Design

The primary purpose of this course is to build an appropriate portfolio for future study within art and design, the main focus being fine art and applied design. The course will also develop skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of art and design areas, including the critical and research skills necessary for advanced level study in this field. In addition to portfolio building, students will have the opportunity to develop appropriate levels of communication, creativity, interpersonal skills and independent working skills within a supportive environment that can lead to advanced level study.

Students will study SQA Units at Level 6/7 on this course.

  • Printmaking
  • Visual Presentation
  • Life Drawing
  • Cultural Identity
  • Sculpture
  • Core Skills
  • Mixed Media
  • Personal Project Work
  • Portfolio Production
  • Drawing
  • Sketchbooks

  • This course is a pathway to further study

  • HND in an Art and Design related discipline (Art & Design, Contemporary Art Practice, Applied Printmaking)
  • Degree level study at Art College or University

All applicants will be required to submit a digital folio of recent artwork

Plus one of the following:

  • One Higher at grade C or above in Art and Design and English at National 4 or above
  • Successful completion of a relevant National Qualification, such as the NC Creative Industries or the NC Art and Design
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

    Please note that entry to this course is always subject to the applicant producing a suitable portfolio of artwork

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

 

Location

Falkirk Campus

Attendance

Full-Time

Start date

21 August 2023

SCQF Level

Level 6

Location

Stirling Campus

Attendance

Full-Time

Start date

21 August 2023

SCQF Level

Level 6