Short Courses

Exhibition Programme – New for 2018/2019!

The Centre for Open Learning launches a free, curated exhibition programme.

COL Exhibition 2018/2019

The Centre for Open Learning is excited to be opening its doors and welcoming you to a new Exhibition Programme that offers a taste of our diverse range of courses. 

This series includes a celebration of our Short Course student talent and showcases their art, craft, design, photography and creative writing. Further exhibits highlight the work of our teaching staff and the achievements of our International Foundation and Access programme students.

The exhibitions are all free and will be held in the newly refurbished space at our Patersons Land, Holyrood Campus through 2018/2019. 

21 August - 1 November 'Discourse 2018'  - a celebration of Short Course student achievement from 2017/18

13 November – 7 February

'Working in the Margins' - a showcase of student studies, thumbnail sketchbooks, essay plans, mind maps and notes
19 February - 25 April 'Cascade' - an exhibition celebrating a range of COL tutors and teaching fellows artwork, design, creative and critical writing, projects and performance
7 May - 11 July ‘Accession’ – end of year exhibition of students from the International Foundation and Access programmes

To find out more about the Exhibition Programme please click this link:

Exhibition Programme further information

All Short Course students are encouraged to take part in the programme whether that’s as an exhibitor, performer or curatorial assistant. To get involved, please contact: