Short Courses

Art, Design & Music

Explore our Art, Design and Music Courses.

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Explore our range of Art, Design and Music courses below. For More information on learning remotely, visit our Learning Remotely FAQ pages.

Courses marked as (credit) are open to everyone. As a credit student, you will matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. For more information, please visit the Studying for Credit pages.

Click on the subject area below to explore available courses in Term 3.




Information for current Art & Design students


Art & Design Student Handbook

This handbook is designed to provide specific information supporting your studies to supplement general Short Courses information.

Student Handbook 2020/21


Mentoring and Coaching Programmes

The Mentoring and Coaching Programmes, within the Centre for Open Learning, draw upon the knowledge and expertise of professional practitioners and educators within in Art & Design at the University of Edinburgh.

The programmes connect you with a Mentor or Coach to allow you the space and time to engage in a focused discussion about your practice through a one-to-one meeting. Choosing to work with a Mentor or Coach can reinvigorate an artist, enabling you to navigate any challenges and plan a creative pathway to achieve your goals. No matter what stage you are at, either just starting out in the Arts, a recent graduate or professional artists, we can offer support, tailored to your individual needs.

Mentoring and Coaching Programmes


Important Information

For enquiries about the content of the courses in this subject area, please contact Head of Arts, Oliver Reed -

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