Edinburgh Summer School 2024

Pre-university: Foundation Design

Are you thinking of studying Art and Design at university?

This course will introduce participants to the creative potential of design and equip them with the tools required to develop an expressive personal portfolio to apply to university. Through a studio-based, hands-on learning approach, participants will engage in the creative process by exploring design thinking and acquiring practical image-making and research skills.

This course is open to students in the penultimate or final year year of high school and interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree course in design. A portfolio review has become an integral part of most university applications for courses in Fashion, Graphic Design, Textile, Product Design, Animation and Illustration. This two-week residential course offers students an opportunity to begin curating a personal portfolio in the field of design.   


Key information


Subject Art and Design
Course teachers Stephen Lee and Pepe Gomez
Credit bearing No

Students must be in their penultimate or final year of high school and aged 16-18 years.

Language requirements Applicants should meet the minimum English language requirements in order to fully benefit from, and engage with, Summer School courses. Your English language ability must be equivalent to, or above, 6.5 IELTS overall with 5.5 in each component.
Device requirements Course materials will be delivered via the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment. To access these materials, you will require a suitable device, such as a laptop or tablet. 
Teaching location Holyrood Campus
Dates 01 July-12 July 2024
Length 2 weeks
Contact hours 36
Course fee £3995
Application deadline 20 May 2024 (17:00 - BST)





Pre-university: Foundation Design

Subject area: Art and Design