Contemporary Art Skills (Level 6) Vocational Pathways
What is special about this course?
Units on this course are similar to Higher level.
The SQA units selected for this course enable the development of a range of contemporary art skills, and includes a project unit which can be structured to support you to develop potential in an area of special interest.
Shetland College UHI will supply materials. Tutors will demonstrate techniques and give critical support and you will be encouraged to review each other’s work in a supportive environment.
This Vocational Pathways course is open to Secondary 3 and 4 pupils.
Over two years you will learn foundational drawing, painting and media handling skills.
Modules (year one):
- Observational Drawing
- Textile Art
Module (year two):
- Exploratory Media Handling
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Day release
- Vocational Pathway
The aims of this course are to:
- Provide art skill workshops with professional artists, which will enable you to experience learning in the college
- Enable you to share ideas and enthusiasm for art with pupils from across Shetland
- Complete artwork to meet criteria of SQA units with a range of visual studies and design planning skills.
You will be able to use our workshops and art studios with specialist equipment.
Weather permitting, some sessions will include drawing outside in the landscape. You will produce investigative drawing studies, and you will be encouraged to discuss and share your work in progress.
How long will my course last?
Part time - alternate Fridays over two years (9.00am to 3.30pm) plus four hours study per week.
For Secondary 3 and 4 pupils.
Where can I study my course?
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Students with suitable portfolios can progress on to the National Certificate (NC) in Art and Design course at Shetland College UHI.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
What our students, graduates and staff say
“During the course I discovered a new side to art in an inspiring environment. It broadened my talent while making new friends along the way.”
“We have updated this course to fit more closely to the demands of school pupils in building drawing skills. Working with professional artist Paul Bloomer, the current students have produced excellent and accomplished drawings” - Simon Clarke, Senior Lecturer
Vocational pathways courses are offered through local schools early in February when a booklet is distributed to all secondary 2 pupils.
Please contact your Pupil Support Teacher if you are interested.
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Shetland College UHI. Shetland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.