Art & Design


Art and Design makes a unique contribution to the learning experience of all pupils. Through Art and Design, learners have rich opportunities to be creative and to experience inspiration and enjoyment. They are able to explore a wide range of two- and three-dimensional media and technologies through practical activities, and create, express, and communicate ideas. Their studies of the works of artists and designers should enhance their enjoyment and deepen their knowledge and understanding. 

In addition, Art and Design allows pupils to become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens through the range of experiences and skills pupils are actively engaged in. 


Mr R Millar | DHT
Ms J Pearman
Ms T Kesterton
Ms R Sharpe
 | Probationer


Broad General Education

In this subject, you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of creative forms, including:

  • Drawing and Painting;
  • Pottery;
  • 3D Design (such as jewellery, body armour, and lamp design);
  • Printmaking;
  • Portraiture;

You will also engage in the investigation of historic and contemporary artists and designers.

Senior Phase

  • National 3,4 and 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Art in school.

Learning Experiences

You will learn through a wide range of practical work, including individual projects and collaborative projects in small groups and pairs.

You will be assessed by your teacher through continuous observation as you develop your practical work. You will maintain a log which documents your progress through the completion of each project, allowing for reflection and forward planning. At Higher levels you will be required to complete a portfolio of your work and analyse the work of historic and contemporary artists and designers.

Life & Work

Further Study

HND and HNC in College and Degree Courses At University and Art Schools.

Possible Careers

Architect, Artist, Animator, Community Arts Worker, Computer Games Designer, Costume or Fashion Designer, Product Designer, Florist, Illustrator, Makeup Artist, Photographer, Play Assistant, Teacher