Creative Extras Art and Design Week

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Creative Extras Art and Design Week

This year's Creative Extras Art & Design Week will run from 14th-18th October 2019. The programme is based in and around Edinburgh, with a trip to Galashiels.

It is for final-year LEAPS-eligible students planning to submit a UCAS application for art and design related courses. ​Find out more about the week below. 

If you would like to be considered for a place on the week, please complete the application form below by the deadline of Thursday 26th September 2019.

 

What is the Creative Extras Art & Design week?

It's an opportunity to develop confidencenew skills and ideas for your portfolio and applications to art and design related courses.

The programme includes:

Whatever specialism you are interested in applying to - fine art, photography, graphic design, textiles and everything in between - this week will give you the chance to enhance your experience, portfolio and, ultimately, your application to higher education.

The programme is based in and around Edinburgh, with a trip to Galashiels. Travel passes will be provided for journeys during the Creative Extras Art & Design Week (see application form below for details).

We would like to emphasise that this programme is designed to expose you to new skills, new subjects and new artists, as well as providing the opportunity for you to work in a range of studios at higher education level, so we'd recommend coming to the programme with an open mind, ready to try something new.

For a snapshot of what to expect, watch our film of last year's Creative Extras Art & Design Programme:

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for the week, you need to be:

  • LEAPS eligible (click on the link to view our eligibility criteria)
  • planning to submit a UCAS application this year (you might be in S5 or S6)
  • available to attend all of the programme*
    ​Monday 14th October 2019 9.00-18.30
    Tuesday 15th October 2019 9.45-17.00
    Wednesday 16th October 2019 8.45-17.30
    Thursday 17th October 2019 times tbc
    Friday 18th October 2019 9.45-20.00

*If you have personal responsibilities which would affect your attendance, for example caring commitments, but you would still like to come, please contact us at leaps@ed.ac.uk to discuss this further.

Travel & Accommodation

Free travel and accommodation are available for the Creative Extras Art & Design Week.

We will provide bus passes or a similar means of accessing public transport, if requested, for journeys during the Creative Extras Art & Design Week. A return coach from Edinburgh to Galashiels will be provided for that particular trip.

There are a small number of residential places available to students who would otherwise not be able to attend.

Accommodation in Edinburgh on a bed and breakfast basis is available from Sunday 13th October through to Thursday 17th October 2019 inclusive (checking out on Friday 18th October 2019), typically for students who live in outlying areas. This will be offered on a needs basis. The cost of accommodation is covered by LEAPS.

How to apply 

If you would like to be considered for a place on the week, please complete the application form below by the deadline of Thursday 26th September 2019.

We will be contacting applicants at the end of September to advise if they have a place on the week.

If you have any queries about the Creative Extras Art & Design Week or have any issues completing the application form below, please contact us.

Travel and Accommodation

There are a small number of residential places available to students who would otherwise not be able to attend.

Accommodation in Edinburgh on a bed and breakfast basis is available from Sunday 13th through to Thursday 17th October 2019 inclusive (checking out on Friday 18th October 2019), typically for students who live in outlying areas. This will be offered on a needs basis. The cost of accommodation is covered by LEAPS.

Please indicate below if you would like this option. (Please note, travel passes will be provided as required for journeys during the Creative Extras Art & Design Week.)

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