A unique opportunity to study contemporary art and design is provided through the University of Highlands & Islands North, West and Hebrides at Taigh Chearsabhagh.
With small class sizes and tuition by practising artists, students have opportunities to experience and engage with international contemporary art and culture first-hand, as well as meet artists, and attend talks and workshops with visiting artists, island-based geologists, archaeologists, historians, writers and ecologists.
Fundamental to the college’s teaching and learning is students’ regular interaction with and response to North Uist’s beautiful and striking natural world. A strong environmental focus underpins all aspects of studying and the Outer Hebrides provide a unique and inspiring place to work.
We offer an award-winning National Certificate in Art and Design and a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art, both based in the centre’s studio facilities. Part-time (structured and unstructured) and one-year options are also available for all levels of study.
These courses regularly attract national and international students, as well as school-leavers, mature students and artists wishing to deepen their practice and enjoy a rich and exciting cultural life within North Uist’s supportive creative community. Many of our students go on to study at Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee, and other leading UK institutions, regularly returning to establish themselves as practising artists in the Outer Hebrides.
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