Art, Design & Creative Media

Access to Higher Education – Art and Design - A019

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 2 years

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Access to Higher Education courses are designed to prepare you for higher education (HE). They address the particular needs of adults, 19 and over, who do not have the level of qualification necessary to apply to study at degree level.

In addition to lesson time, you will be expected to complete at least 16 hours of independent study per week.

Course Details

The course is designed for those students wishing to pursue a career within Art and Design. The art and design pathway is structured to provide you with the opportunity to produce a portfolio of your own work that will enable you to progress onto higher level courses.

The course is made up of units of learning and examples include the following: Drawing for Art and Design Figure Studies Graphic Skills Development Fine Arts Skills Development Relief Printmaking

All of these units will include the analysis, evaluation and recording of information. Throughout your course you will be supported in your studies by staff with practical and commercial skills in these areas and teaching will be flexible to enable you to achieve your goals.

Credits are awarded for the Access course modules and in total 60 credits are gained, 45 of which are graded.

  • Entry Guidelines
    • Relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass or above or minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade A*- C/Grade 4 or above.
    • Portfolio of work to include drawings, paintings or design ideas.
    • Satisfactory interview and assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
    Additional Information

    Please note that funding is not generally available for second degree courses; it is important that you check your individual eligibility for the degree course/s you intend to apply for.

    For more information on how an Access to HE course can benefit you, see Access

    If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    Where can I progress to?

    Progression may be available to a wide range of degree courses including Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration and most other design based programmes.

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    Starting 13th January 2021 - Ending - 18th December 2021

    REF A019M001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £3384.00

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification.

    This is a full level 3 course

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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