Art and Design
Our National Qualifications in Art and Design provide learners with a broad, practical experience of art and design practice and related critical activities.
Learners develop practical skills as they explore how to visually represent and communicate their thoughts and ideas through their work, and study the works of artists and designers.
Available at the following levels:
- National 2 Creative Arts
- Advanced Higher Art and Design (Design)
- Advanced Higher Art and Design (Expressive)
Art and Design Event Presentations
The following presentations were delivered at CPD events for National 3, National 4, National 5 and Higher Art and Design Courses. They can be used by Nominees to help cascade information to colleagues in their school, college or Local Authority. Equally, anyone delivering these new National Courses may find the contents helpful in understanding the standards required.
Art and Design common questions
- Common questions - February 2017 (80 KB)
Updates and announcements
Changes to assessment in National Courses
Following the Deputy First Minister’s announcement that units and unit assessments will be removed from National 5 to Advanced Higher courses, we are strengthening the course assessment to ensure it covers the full content of the course.
Units and unit assessments will be removed as followed:
- National 5 from 2017–18
- Higher from 2018–19
- Advanced Higher from 2019–20
Information for teachers has been posted on the National 5 Art and Design page.