Year-Long Courses

Leith School of Art offers eight year-long courses in a variety of different disciplines including a Foundation Course.  The School also offers a Structured Graduate Residency programme.  The School has a distinctive feel and seeks to create an intimate and supportive environment. With the highest calibre of tutors, each course is intensively taught enabling students to develop their practice in greater depth. Core materials are included in the course fees and are on hand for students to use, helping to make the most of time spent in the studio. Our year-long courses range from one to five days per week. Further details on all year-long courses can be found below or download our prospectus here.   At present the School does not hold a licence to sponsor students under Tier 4 of the points-based system and is therefore unable to accept students wishing to study for more than 6 months from outside the EEA.

**Applications for 2020/21 are still open, however we have limited availability on our Painting Course and One Day Painting Course. Please enquire prior to making an application **

Foundation Course

Guided by our artist tutors, students on the Foundation Course build up a specialised portfolio for application to higher education art schools and colleges in the UK and internationally. 

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Painting Course

For those who want to advance their knowledge, skill and application of painting. Practicing artists can challenge their current artistic position and newer students will develop the confidence to produce ambitious work. 

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Drawing Course

Drawing is the foundation of art. It informs the artist’s mind, brings rigour to observation and underpins work in any discipline. It can be used for many purposes: to inform, to explore ideas, to record or for its own sake. 

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Contemporary Art Practice

With an emphasis on enquiry and experimentation, the Contemporary Art Practice (CAP) course encourages students to consider new possibilities in making art, beyond traditional boundaries.

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Figure Course

Constantly reinvented, the human figure has been studied by artists for centuries. The Figure course provides a dynamic environment for students to develop and portray their personal vision of the figure.

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Landscape Course

Edinburgh and its surroundings is the inspiration for this course; its unique light, transient weather and dramatic topography offering the artist many options for expressing a personal view of the landscape. 

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One Day Painting Course

The One Day Painting Course provides a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to spend one day a week over an academic year refining their artistic skills through an intensive programme of teaching. 

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Printmaking Course

Printmaking provides an ideal method of creating new and visually exciting images and offers the artist fresh and often unexpected creative outcomes. 

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Structured Graduate Residencies

Leith School of Art’s Structured Graduate Residencies offers a unique opportunity to study full-time within an established Art School, advance your practice from undergraduate study and develop a substantial body of new work.

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