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Monday and Tuesday09:00 – 16:30
12 Sep 2022 (27 Weeks)
Course code ACCARTD1LC

Access to HE Diploma: Art and Design

This course is designed for people aged over 19 years and is ideal if you want to launch your career in the creative industries. You can harness your potential and passion for your chosen subjects and fast track yourself to a variety of university degrees in art and design pathways.

You will be entering a sector that is growing twice as fast as the rest of the UK economy. We are highly regarded in the UK for our contemporary culture and cultural heritage, and a career in the creative industry offers fulfilling and varied work. This course is the next step towards that career.

You will be taught by experienced and talented teachers and industry specialists within the excellent facilities at our Loxton Campus. You will study in college for 10 hours a week and complete the rest of your studies independently, so if you are prepared to study hard this is a great flexible course to fit around your lifestyle and working commitments.

The Weston College Access team deliver a personalised schedule of learning to give you a broad range of skills across the art and design disciplines.

Subjects covered:

  • Painting and Drawing – using a range of mediums

  • Photography – studio and location-based photography using digital and film cameras

  • Graphic Design – typography and graphic design incorporating the use of computer design software

  • Ceramics – creating forms with clay using a range of techniques

  • Textiles – dying and printing onto cloth

  • Printmaking – using a range of techniques including screen printing

  • Sculpture – using a range of materials and tools

You will also develop skills in researching and analysing existing work to inform your own work.

Fees

With the discounts we offer most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees. If you are aged 19- 23 your tuition and exam fees could be free. All adult learners who are UK residents can take out up to 4 Advanced Learner Loans. Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learning Loan balances you owe on completion of an eligible Access to HE course.

Assessment method

With each project, you will be asked to produce a portfolio of evidence, which is also formally assessed by your tutors at various points throughout the year. Your feedback will be kept on our digital assessment platform at final assessment points.

Progression opportunities

This course will help you progress onto a variety of degree courses within art and design pathways, including University Centre Weston’s:

  • BA (Hons) Art and Design

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design

  • BA (Hons) Film and Media Arts Production

  • BA (Hons) Photography and Visual Cultures.

Additional support

Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.

As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.

You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a GCSE grade 4/C in English and/or maths (level 2 equivalents will be considered, but applicants must check that this will be accepted by their chosen university prior to starting on the Access course).

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

Financial Information

Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. Click on the icon(s) below to find out what you’ll need to pay.

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