Creative Extras Art and Design

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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.

What is the art & design week?

An opportunity to develop confidencenew skills and ideas for your portfolio and applications to art & design courses.

The week includes:

Whatever specialism you are interested in applying to - fine art, photography, graphic design, textiles and everything in between - this week will give you the chance to enhance your experience, portfolio and ultimately, your application to higher education.

We would like to emphasise that this week 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 week with an open mind, ready to try something new.

For a snapshot of the week, watch our Creative Extras Art & Design Week film.



Who can apply?

To be eligible for the week, 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 week* 16-20 October 2017, Mon, Tue, Thu 9.30 - 17.00, Wed 8.30 - 18.00, Fri 9.30-20.00

*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 to discuss this further.

Travel & Accommodation

Free travel and accommodation are available - we will provide bus passes (or similar) if requested, and there are a small number of residential places available to students who would otherwise not be able to attend.

Interested? Please complete the application form below.

If your place is confirmed (following the deadline), we will provide you with details of venues and timings and ask you to choose activities for the week.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Thursday 28 September 2017.

Travel and Accommodation

Accommodation in Edinburgh (on a bed and breakfast basis) is available from Sunday 15 through to Thursday 19 October 2017 (inclusive) for students who live in outlying areas.

Travel passes will be provided as required for journeys during the Creative Extras week.

Please indicate below if you would like this option. This will be offered on a needs basis.

Future Plans


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