HNC Contemporary Art Practice- Matthew originally came to Perth College UHI to achieve more Highers to help him gain the qualifications required for applying for courses.
“After a year working in retail, I realised it wasn’t for me. I have always loved to be creative and an art course appealed, I chose my course because it offered a broad spectrum of opportunities. I enjoyed the freedom and flexibility; the lecturers are very open and create a great free thinking environment to learn in and constantly push us to do better.
I found college is nothing like school, you have to be self-motivated which can be tough. The best thing to do is make sure you choose a course you’re interested in because you will want to do the work because you enjoy it. The great thing about the art department is they are always trying to showcase the talent in the college. The highlight of the year was getting to see one of my paintings hung in a gallery alongside fellow classmates.”