Gray's School of Art

Drawing Development

Short Course - Intermediate

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Drawing Development | Intermediate
This course is for students who wish to practice and develop personal confidence in drawing.

If you are looking to continue drawing, perhaps having enjoyed our Foundation course, you might see this as a natural next step.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Semester One:
30 Sept - 18 Nov 2019
Semester Two:
6 Jan - 24 Feb 2020
Course Length
40 hours (16 weeks)
7.00pm - 9.30pm

Exploratory and imaginative concepts to the drawing practice are introduced to encourage you to investigate how you draw what you see before you. Advice and tutoring in the experimental and expressive methods of drawing are given. Drawing processes encourage the loosening of line and the development of the student's individual drawing visual vocabulary.

The course supports self-exploration within the creative drawing practice. Drawing processes encourage the loosening of line and the development of your individual drawing visual vocabulary.

You are encouraged to keep a sketchbook, which reflects your own creativity and awareness, individual interests and the work of other artists. This becomes a personal journal and visual diary of your development during the course. This course includes drawing on location, studying directly from a life model and runs on a Monday evening alongside students from the Foundation Drawing course.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

This course encourages self-exploration within creative drawing practice through class talks, group/individual discussion and studio-based practice.

This course includes three location classes requiring students to travel to alternative venues: on campus and to Aberdeen University’s Zoological Museum.

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills. You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability. 

You must provide their own drawing materials. Studio equipment: easels, trestles, and drawing-boards will be provided. Paper for exhibiting purposes will be provided in week 16. A life model is provided during the course.

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.


This course is not formally assessed.



Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty.

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.

Study Skills Support


This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Drawing course or who have equivalent experience.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.


Course fee: £335

You must provide your own drawing materials.


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Materials Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop

Student ID Cards

Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s School of Art Materials Shop. Find out more:  

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Other Fees and Charges 


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities


Apply direct to the university using our online application form. 

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

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