Art & Design

Welcome to the Art & Design Department website.

In session 2017-18 we offer the following courses to our Art pupils:

S1-S3 Pupils have rich opportunities to be creative and to experience inspiration and enjoyment. They 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 work of artists and designers enhance their enjoyment and deepen their knowledge and understanding.

Some of the topics covered will be:


  • Expressive Unit: Hundertwasser inspired Portraiture.
  • Design Unit: “Sweatshop” - sustainable textile design.
  • Design Unit: Chinese 3D design.


  • Expressive Unit: Still Life.
  • Design Unit: IDL/ HWB Paper Fashion.
  • Expressive Arts IDL: Theatre Studies.


  • Expressive Unit: Portraiture or Still Life.
  • Design Unit: 3D design unit (architecture, jewellery, costume or product design).
  • Art and Design Studies.
  • Pupils will continue a Broad General Education which articulates between the Outcomes and Experiences of level 4 and the skills of the new National Qualification.


  • Pupils will complete the National 4/5 Art and Design course and be presented for the new National Qualifications studying Portraiture or Still life for their Expressive Unit and choose from a range of 2D or 3D design options including textiles, architecture, product design and jewellery.

In S5 and S6 we offer:

  • National 5 Art and Design
  • Higher Art and Design
  • Advanced Higher Art and Design.
  • Higher Photography

These courses build on the skills developed in Portraiture and Still life and a wide variety of design choices experienced within the department.