Advanced Higher Art and Design

Higher Art and Design

This page is for the existing National Qualification Advanced Higher Art and Design Course.

Access information on the new NQ (CfE) Advanced Higher Courses.

The Advanced Higher – Design qualification develops learners' aesthetic understanding, creativity and awareness of Design. It encourages candidates to use a range of media and technology to respond to their environment. It promotes creative thinking, independent thought and problem solving.

Learners will gain the ability to think creatively and independently through an intensive study within a chosen area. They will develop their skills in visual perception, observation and investigation, through research in response to a design brief. This will reinforce their skills in handling materials, techniques and processes. They will be able to make informed analytical and critical evaluations.

Advanced Higher - Expressive

The Advanced Higher – Expressive qualification develops learners' aesthetic understanding, creativity and awareness of expressive arts. It encourages candidates to use a range of media and technology to respond to their environment. It promotes creative thinking, independent thought and problem solving.

Learners will gain the ability to think creatively and independently through an intensive study within a chosen area. They will develop their skills in visual perception, observation and investigation, as part of an in-depth expressive arts project. This will reinforce their skills in handling materials, techniques and processes. They will be able to make informed analytical and critical evaluations.

The Advanced Higher Art and Design Course is at SCQF level 7.

For more information on SCQF levels and how Advanced Higher fits in to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit our SCQF section.

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