Creative Guide

Here you will find all there is to know about going onto a creative pathway after leaving school. Wherever your interest lies, use the resources and information to find you way to creative success!

Creative Courses

There are absolutely loads of creative course options available to you… Try researching some of the courses listed below to find out more about them. Click through the tabs below to find out about the types of course available. 

Course levels

Foundation and Portfolio

As most creative courses require a portfolio submission, some students undertake short, evening or weekend courses to help support your application

HNC / HND

Undertake a Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma at College.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate qualifications are called either Bachelors or Masters.

Routes to Creative Study

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Creative Employment

Animator

Animator

Create drawings, models or 3D computer images. Animators can work in everything from film and tv to creating comic books!
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Curator

Curator

Plan and organise exhibitions, collections and events for Art Galleries or Museums. Curators are oftem employed as freelancers.
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Fashion Designer

Fashion Designer

Design clothes, textiles and fabrics for everything from retail to haute couture collections!
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Maker

Maker

Develop your design and craft products to sell online, at markets and even in retail
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Architect

Architect

Design building, spaces and places for corporate clients or individuals. Many Architects work for large firms or start their own practice.
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Artist

Artist

Develop your art practice by becoming a self employed artist working to commission or produce gallery exhibitions!
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Jeweller

Jeweller

Create Jewellery using craft and silversmithing techniques. Jewellery Designers are usually self employed.
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Digital Designer

Digital Design

Create and develop online content for websites, software and apps! Designers can work in industries such as games, web developers.
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Applying to Creative H.E

Key Skills

Feeling

Curiosity

Creativity

Attention to Detail

Researching

Innovative

Communicating

Problem Solving

Designing

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Ask your questions directly to our student volunteers studying creative subjects!

Specialist Support

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ACES

You may be eligible to take part in ACES, ‘Access to Creative Education in Scotland’. They are a nationally funded initiative based across the four art schools in Scotland. The ACES  programme of events and 1-1 support helps pupils to explore their options, create a competitive application and develop a strong portfolio of work. Ask your guidance teacher if you are eligible to take part. 

If you have any questions etc

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