Art, Design, Fashion & Textiles

The Art, Design, Fashion & Textiles Department offers a full range of courses at Craft and Professional level including General Art and Design, 3D Design, Graphics, Fashion and Textiles.

We specialise in teaching and developing student’s creative thinking and practical application. Our courses offer the exploration and experimentation of a wide range of skills and techniques and promote the production of independent research, design and development of a range of 2D/3D outcomes. As well as the opportunities to develop personal and professional skills all courses are embedded with key components such as drawing development, historical and contextual understanding, ideas and concepts and the visual communication and realisation of Art and Design.

At Hugh Baird College we have responded quickly to the demand for new skills in the creative arts industry, for example the 3D Design course has links with some of retails high profile stores which enables the curriculum to respond to the ever changing working environment. The course also has strong links with local and national universities and reflects the demands expected for Higher Education progression.

Students could progress directly into higher education or via a pre-degree foundation programme in one of the following subject areas; Photography, Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Fine Art, 3D Design, Textile and Craft.

If students want to go straight into employment they could work in a range of career areas including interior design; fashion production / retail; fabric and textile design; graphic design; or freelance photography.

Where are they now?
Rob Green

Rob Green

Concept Artist at Lucid Games Ltd

"The social side of College is very similar to that of a real studio environment. College had the perfect atmosphere for creative thinking...” Read more
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Job growth sector

These study programmes are linked to the highlighted area/s of job growth in our region:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Creative and Digital
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Life Science and Health
  • Low Carbon
  • SuperPort
  • Visitor Economy