A unique opportunity to study visual arts is provided at Taigh Chearsabhagh through Lews Castle College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).
With small class sizes and tuition by practising artists, students have opportunities to experience international contemporary art and culture at first hand, to meet artists, attend talks and workshops with visiting artists, island–based geologists, archeologists, historians, writers and ecologists. Fundamental to the teaching and learning is the location of the islands. A strong environmental focus underpins all aspects of the courses and the Uists provide a unique and inspiring place to work.
An award-winning National Certificate in Art and Design and a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art (in partnership with Moray College, Elgin) are both based in the centre’s breath-taking studio facilities. Part time (structured and unstructured) and one year options are available for all levels of study.
The courses regularly attract national and international students, school-leavers, mature students and artists wishing to deepen their practice, enjoy a rich and exciting cultural life within the supportive local community. Many of our students go on study at Glasgow School of Art, Moray School of Art and other UK institutions, establishing themselves as practising artists on the Uists, and further afield.
For more information on the courses available and application details go to the Lews Castle College website