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Lews Castle College UHI

A unique opportunity to study visual arts is provided through Lews Castle College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) 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 at first hand, as well as meet artists, attend talks and workshops with visiting artists, island–based geologists, archeologists, historians, writers and ecologists.

Fundamental to the courses’ 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 study and the Western Isles 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 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 local community. Many of our students go on study at Glasgow School of Art, Moray School of Art and other leading UK institutions, regularly returning to establish themselves as practising artists on the Western Isles.

For more information on the courses available and application details, please follow the link: Lews Castle College