Access to Visual and Creative Arts

Are you creative and not sure which direction to take your skills?


New College Lanarkshire, Coatbridge
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This course is available on the New College Lanarkshire website.


Are you creative and not sure which direction to take your skills? Then this course is for you! The Access to the Visual & Creative Arts course has been designed for creative individuals who have an interest in and may be considering a career in Animation, Art & Design or Photography.

During the course you will work both collaboratively on projects and through individual practical tasks such as designing and building models ready for your own stop animation short complete with sound. You will gain skills in camera techniques, studio setup, image and animation editing and additionally explore a range of 2D and 3D Art & Design techniques.


Whilst there are no formal entry requirements at this level, candidates should be enthusiastic and keen to try new methods and approaches to creativity within the Visual & Creative Arts.  

Please note: You will be asked to submit a small portfolio of your work. Entry may also be subject to a satisfactory interview

Throughout the course, you will work on a wide range of projects gaining experience using a variety of materials and techniques and developing skills in the following areas:

  • Research and Investigation
  • Drawing & Illustration
  • 3D Model Making
  • Principals of Photography
  • Image editing using Adobe Software
  • Animation editing using Adobe Software

All materials and equipment will be provided for your studies, subject to eligible bursary requirements. We’ll help you build a creative portfolio which showcases your talent and takes you on to the next step of your journey.

This course will give you the opportunity to explore your creativity across a number of disciplines on offer within the Visual and Creative Arts at New College Lanarkshire.

About New College Lanarkshire

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New College Lanarkshire is one of the largest colleges in Scotland and operates across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire with campuses in Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch, Hamilton and Broadwood.

New College Lanarkshire has more than 10,000 students enrolled on a mix of full-time, part-time, evening and commercial courses.

Lanarkshire is a great place to live and work and at New College Lanarkshire we recognise the critical role that the College must play in achieving the social, economic and cultural aspirations of our area.

We contribute to the advancement of Lanarkshire through the outstanding learning opportunities that we provide and the high impact partnerships that we have within the public, business and third sectors.

We know that education can transform the lives of individuals and we understand that learning can make it a better world for us all. It is our absolute belief in the positive power of education that motivates and directs our fantastic members of staff in all that they do.

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