Acquire a firm base of art and design skills, pertinent to either employment as a practicing artist or designer.

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Arts and Design

The SQA Advanced Certificate in Arts and Design is a diverse course that is focused on creative thinking and imagination, thereby progressing learners towards a dynamic career.

The objective of this programme is to provide a firm base of art and design skills, pertinent to either employment as a practicing artist or designer. This program has been designed to provide learners with a vibrant and challenging experience, which will add to their existing skills and strengths, aiding to develop their creative vision.

The SQA Advanced Certificate units provide learners with a coherent foundation of key knowledge and skills that will support their subject-specific content. The modules are tailored curricula that meet the needs of the content that are required for later specialization in preparation for higher studies in Design or Creative Media.

The SQA Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Art and Design covers areas such as observational drawing, developmental drawing, the creative process, portfolio production, and art and design presentation. This qualification is available through a growing number of colleges and universities around the world.

Duration > 1 year

Year -1

  • Communication Practical Skills

  • Personal Development Planning

  • Creative Process

  • Developmental Drawing

  • Observational Drawing

  • Arts and Design Project

  • Creative Arts Project Development

  • Arts and Design Context

  • Portfolio Production

  • Graphic Design Techniques

  • Arts and Design: Graded Unit 1

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a minimum 55% aggregate in CBSE Grade X / Cambridge O’ Level/equivalent.

  • • Successful completion of a relevant UAE equivalent National Qualification at Level 6 or above.

  • • Applicants who do not meet this criterion but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered.

Admission Process


​​Higher studies in: -

  • Animation

  • Film and Music

  • Graphic Design /Web Design

  • Interior Design

  • Game Development

Alternate Route

  • The SQA Advanced Certificate program is an alternative route as a bridging program to many UK and other universities. SQA has relationships with many Universities around the world. Our partner Universities recognize the SQA Advanced Certificate for advanced entry and provide students with a quality learning experience.

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