SCQF Level 4
Art and Design

Course Overview

Introduction to Life Drawing is an evening class taught once a week at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus. The course is designed for those interested in; life drawing, starting a new hobby or pursuing a new career. You will need little to no experience in life drawing as this course will start with the very basics. 

This course is a creative exploration through a variety of drawing techniques to understand the human form. You will be taught in Edinburgh College school of art specialist art studios and develop skills and understanding in subjects such as; proportion, perspective, mass, volume and structure in relation to the human form. You will use a range of analytical and expressive drawing approaches to discover your true creative potential.


Work created on these courses can support a portfolio of work for future course applications to specialist Art and Design courses, supporting school leavers or a career change. 


The majority of our courses will be delivered online only for the beginning of 2021. A limited number of courses will have classes on campus. You will be contacted by your lecturer if your course will include any face-to-face classes on campus.

Entry Requirements

  • No formal qualifications required but students should have an interest within the visual arts and wish to improve their own drawing skills

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • There is no formal assessment for this course
Progression And Articulation Routes

  • Previous evening class students have progressed onto our well recognised University of Arts London (UAL) Diplomas 
  • NCs and HNDs in similar subjects 
  • Various university courses 

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Employment within the creative industries 
  • Artist 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 evening per week over 12 weeks
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time


This course will start on…
  • Tuesday 26/01/2021
End Date


This course will end on...
  • Tuesday 04/05/2021
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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Graduate Book 2020

Our Graduate Book celebrates the achievements of our HND Art and Design students.  All eight of the HNDs in Art and Design are included and these cover a wide range of specialist subjects that can be studied at Higher Education level at Edinburgh College.

Download the Graduate Book 2020 here...​

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