Creative Extras Art and Design Week
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.
Applications to the Creative Extras Art & Design Week have now closed. If you would like still like to apply for a place, please call LEAPS on 0131 650 4676.
What is the Creative Extras Art & Design week?
It's an opportunity to develop confidence, new skills and ideas for your portfolio and applications to art and design related courses.
The programme includes:
- practical studio work with Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt University, Queen Margaret University, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art) and Edinburgh Printmakers.
- gallery sessions with the National Galleries of Scotland
- opportunities to explore other galleries across Edinburgh
- exploring art project briefs
- guidance from current art and design students
- individualised advice and guidance on portfolios and applications
- an opportunity to practice submitting a digital portfolio
- advice on college routes from Edinburgh College
- a celebratory exhibition of your work from the week
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 email@example.com 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
The deadline for applications to the Creative Extras Art & Design Week was Thursday 26th September 2019. If you would like still like to apply for a place, please call LEAPS on 0131 650 4676.
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, please contact us.