Creative Extras Art and Design
Creative Extras Art and Design
For final-year LEAPS-eligible students planning to apply for an art & design related course at any higher education institution.
16-18 October 2018 and 9 November 2018, the programme is based in and around Edinburgh along with a trip to Galashiels.
What is the Creative Extras art & design programme?
An opportunity to develop confidence, new skills and ideas for your portfolio and applications to art & design courses.
The programme includes:
- practical studio work with the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art), Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University
- gallery sessions with the National Galleries of Scotland
- exploring art project briefs
- guidance from current art and design students
- advice and guidance on portfolios and applications
- advice on college routes from Edinburgh College
- a celebratory exhibition of your work.
Whatever specialism you are interested in applying to - fine art, photography, graphic design, textiles and everything in between - this programme will give you the chance to enhance your experience, portfolio and, ultimately, your application to higher education.
The programme is based in and around Edinburgh along with a trip to Galashiels. Travel passes will be provided for journeys during the Creative Extras programme (see below for details).
We would like to emphasise that this programme is designed to expose you to new skills, new subjects and new artists, as well as providing the opportunity to work in a range of studios at higher education level, so we'd recommend coming to the programme with an open mind, ready to try something new.
Attendees will be expected to visit a gallery independently after 18 October 2018 and prior to the exhibition on 9 November 2018. More details about this will be provided during the programme.
For a snapshot of the programme, watch our film of last year's Creative Extras art & design programme:
Who can apply?
To be eligible for the programme, you need to be:
- LEAPS eligible (click on the link to view our eligibility criteria)
- in S6 (or S5 and planning to submit a UCAS application)
- available to attend all of the programme*
Tuesday 16 October 2018 9.30-17.00
Wednesday 17 October 2018 8.30-18.00
Thursday 18 October 2018 10.00-17.00
Friday 9 November 2018 16.00-20.00**
*If you have personal responsibilities, for example caring commitments, which would affect your attendance, but you would still like to come, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss this further.
**Pupils attending schools in the Forth Valley area will be asked to secure permission from their school and their guardian(s) to take Friday 9 November off school in order to attend on this date. Pupils attending schools in the Borders area will be asked to secure permission form their school and guardian(s) to take Wednesday 16 October to Thursday 18 October off school in order to attend on these dates.
Travel & Accommodation
Free travel and accommodation are available for the Creative Extras art and design programme.
We will provide bus passes or similar means of accessing public transport, if requested, for journeys during the Creative Extras art and design programme. A return coach from Edinburgh to Galashiels will be provided for that particular trip.
There are a small number of residential places available to students who would otherwise not be able to attend.
Accommodation in Edinburgh (on a bed and breakfast basis) is available from Monday 15 October through to Wednesday 17 October 2018 (inclusive), typically for students who live in outlying areas. This will be offered on a needs basis.
Interested? Please complete the application form below by the deadline of Thursday 27 September 2018.
We will be contacting applicants at the end of September to advise if they have a place on the programme.