Art & Visual Communication


We are home to one of the country’s leading art schools, Moray School of Art offering a vibrant campus for art students, whether their interests lie in fine art, textiles or visual communication. You'll be taught by a highly experienced team who will support you to explore and experiment with a range of media – find your future here!

Donald, BA (Hons) Fine Art content Art student

Donald, BA (Hons) Fine Art

“The part-time mode of learning at Moray School of Art really works for me. That, along with the personalised learning and small community-based environment, attracted me to study here. There is such a great support network that you never feel out of your depth and it’s inspiring to be around so many creative people.”

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Stacey, Curriculum Team Lead: Creative Industries

BLOG: Find out all about Moray School of Art’s very own Stacey Menzies-Toner including her thoughts on creative industries, puppies and puppets! She also talks about our art and design courses and creative opportunities available for our students and graduates.

Katie, UAL Level 3 Art & Design content Art student

Katie, UAL Level 3 Art & Design

"Undertaking UAL: Level 2 in Art & Design before progressing to Level 3 really helped with my development and creative confidence; my advice to anyone, especially those coming straight from secondary, is to consider this entry point as it's really worthwhile. Studying at MSA has given me the skills and confidence to believe in myself!"

Suzie, BA (Hons) Fine Art content art graduate

Suzie, BA (Hons) Fine Art

“I had no idea where this course was going to lead me and did not have a specific job in mind when I applied, all I knew was that I had a growing passion for making and being creative and I wanted to take it beyond a hobby level. My creative output changed a lot during my studies as I explored different media, learned more about the history of art and was challenged theoretically."

Sophie, BA (Hons) Fine Art content Art graduate

Sophie, BA (Hons) Fine Art

“The course was one of the best, most enjoyable and rewarding learning experiences I’ve ever had. I currently work for a local clothing brand called Great Scot! where I have a number of responsibilities including creative input for design and branding.”

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Q&A with Stacey Toner, BA (Hons) Fine Art Programme Leader content

Q&A with Stacey Toner, BA (Hons) Fine Art Programme Leader

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BA (Hons) Fine Art

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HNC Visual Communication

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UAL Levels 2 and 3 Diploma in Art & Design (SCQF Levels 5 and 6)

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The fastest-growing sector in the UK economy, creative industries in Scotland account for 15,000 businesses. They employ more than 80,000 people and contribute over £5 billion to the economy each year*. Moray currently has over 260 creative businesses, with  86% in the screen and digital or crafts, fashion and textiles subsectors. Our graduates find employment in design, graphics, textiles, digital media, broadcasting and other creative professions, while others become full time practising artists, or go into teaching roles.

* Scottish Government figures

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Unsure what to study?

Unsure what to study?

If you are unsure what subject or course to study and are looking for some direction, you can make a virtual appointment with our Student Guidance team - please email

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Worried about starting college or university?

Worried about starting college or university?

We understand these are uncertain times and you may have questions about starting your course – the good news is we are here for you and will support you throughout your studies. If you would like to have a chat with our Student Guidance team you can arrange a virtual appointment by emailing:

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Admissions process

Admissions process

Thinking about applying or already have and not sure what happens next? Check out our admissions process.

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Need funding advice?

Need funding advice?

If you are looking for guidance or advise on student finance please contact our Student Finance team with your questions by emailing: