Access to HE Diploma: Art and Design
This course will give you the qualifications needed to study a university degree in an Art and Design pathway.
The Weston College Access team will deliver a programme to provide you with a broad range of skills across a range of disciplines within art and design. This programme will develop your creativity through your engagement with materials and technical skills. You will also be introduced to relevant professional skills and contextual studies. You will be taught by industry specialists within the excellent facilities at our Loxton Campus.
Be prepared to study hard. Although you will only be in college for 10 hours a week, you’ll be expected to study outside of this yourself. The good news is that you can do this anytime, anywhere, so it is still flexible to your needs.
At Weston College, we work hard to provide a schedule of learning that fits in with your lifestyle. As the course is only two days per week, you have the potential to study and work if you wish.
You will cover:
- 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 develop skills in researching and analysing existing artwork to inform your own work.
There are no additional costs for this course.
How will I be assessed?
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.
This course could lead to progression to a variety of degree courses within art and design pathways, including the UCW Art and Design (Cons) BA.
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).
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iAn interview is required for this course.
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