National 5 Art and Design

The National 5 Art and Design Course involves:

  • Producing and Expressive Art unit with either a Portraiture, Landscape or Still life theme: 100 marks
  • Producing a Design unit with either a Graphic design, Product Design or Jewellery/Fashion theme: 100 marks
  • Producing written work on 2 Artists and 2 Designers exploring their background and work leading to a 1hr 30 min written exam: 50 marks

All practical work is sent to the SQA to be assessed at the end of the year.

All skills and learning lead towards the Higher Art and Design course.

Possible careers after studying Art and Design include:



Digital Artist

Freelance Artist




Events Management

Theatre Design


Click here for other careers in Art and Design

SQA Subject Page for National 5 Art and Design

Visit our Art Department Website for updates and reports on recent goings on by clicking here

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