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Art, Design & Photography

Welcome to the Art, Design & Photography Department

The Art Department at Breadalbane Academy is a thriving, well-resourced department that offers three generous purpose built art studios, as well as a dedicated kiln room for ceramics. Our experienced staff are dedicated to supporting pupils to ensure they are encouraged to explore and experience a broad range to techniques, themes and creative ideas.  We are proud to offer courses which push our pupils creativity in both Expressive and Design and they are encouraged to challenge their preconceptions about the subject and its place in the world around them.  Pupils experience art through classroom activities, visits from practicing artists, and designers, as well as visits to creative partner agencies, such as galleries or art school workshop experiences.

The Department has successfully progressed within the area of Photography, and opportunities for progression have been introduced with the NPA Photography courses at level 4 and 5, offering progression into Higher Photography after successful completion. All Art, Design and Photography courses offered include:

  • Advanced Higher Expressive Enquiry;
  • Advanced Higher Design Enquiry;
  • Higher Art and Design;
  • Higher Photography;
  • National 5 Art and Design;
  • NPA Photography;
  • National 4 Art and Design, and;
  • Broad General Education course for S1 – S3.

In addition to these courses, pupils are offered S3 Masterclasses, as well as Senior Phase Wider Achievement opportunities in Photography. Homework is given to support classroom learning regularly and pupils are encouraged to participate in Study Support, as well as lunchtime support sessions and Art Clubs. Pupils work is regularly submitted in both regional and national competitions, as well as local exhibitions within Aberfeldy and Pitlochry.