Art & Design

The Art and Design Course enables learners to plan, develop, produce and present creative art and design work, and to develop their critical understanding of a range of art and design practice. The Course also enables learners to understand the impact of external factors on artists and designers and their works. Art and Design also enables learners to communicate personal thoughts, feelings and ideas through the creative use of art and design materials, techniques and/or technology. Learners will analyse a range of art and design practice and critically reflect on the impact of external factors on artists, designers and their work. They plan, develop, produce and present creative art and design work, develop personal creativity, and use problem solving, critical thinking and reflective practice skills.

Skills Developed

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Time Management
  • Presentation
  • Perseverance Self-Expression
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Researching
  • Analysing
  • Creating
  • Evaluating

Famous people who have started Art & Design

  • Vivienne Westwood - Fashion Designer
  • Local, Johanna Basford - Colouring Books
  • Tilda Swinton - Actress
  • Byrne - Artist / Playwright
  • Fran Healy (Drawing & Painting) (Musician (member of Travis)
  • Cathy Jamieson (Sculpture, 1979) Minister for Justice, Scottish Executive
  • Andrew Lauder (PDE, 1995) Product Designer, Apple Computers, California
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Architecture) Architect, Designer, Artist;
  • Robbie Coltrane (Drawing & Painting) Actor
  • Fiona Douglas - Textile Designer and Founder of Bluebell Gray
  • Fearne Cotton - various collaborations including Very.

Jobs Connected To Art & Design

  • Art Critic
  • Art Historian
  • Web Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Teacher
  • App Developer
  • Architect
  • Town Planner
  • Interior Designer
  • Jeweller
  • Ceramic Designer
  • Animator
  • Brand Designer
  • Art Therapist
  • Video Game Designer
  • Product Design
  • Engineer
  • Photographer