Access to Higher Education - Art and Design

Level 3 Diploma

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Malvern Hills Sep-2017 Various TBA * see below 1 Year(s)

What will I study?

You will be taught by practising artists who are experienced tutors in studio settings.

Your study will include practical workshops, discussion, work in learning teams, tutorials, individual research and trips to galleries and exhibitions. A variety of different project briefs will be set.

What modules are covered?

This course provides 

  • A broad introduction to a variety of art disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, print making, bookbinding, digital imaging, mixed media and contextual studies, exploring both traditional and contemporary approaches
  • An introduction to researching ideas and presenting them to an audience
  • Help with completing UCAS forms and applying to university or art college
In the third term students will have the opportunity to produce an independent study, specialising in an art area of their choice, and exhibit work in a College exhibition at the end of the year.

What qualifications will I get?

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Art and Design

How will I be assessed?

You will complete an assessment for each unit; this will be achieved through individual study/group work. These will be either graded or ungraded and full feedback will be given with each marked assignment.

What is the entry process?

You can submit an application online at

There are also opportunities to visit the College at an Open Event to find out more and apply in person – see for more information and to book your place.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: Please select

No previous qualifications required, just a love of art and the will to succeed. You will be invited to attend an interview. You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in art and the ability to work at Level 3.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion students can go on to Art College, University or a career in the creative industries. Locally we have partnership agreements with both the University of Worcester and Hereford College of Arts. Recent graduates have gone on to study BA degrees in fine art, illustration, animation, jewellery design, artist blacksmithing and contemporary crafts. Increasingly students are taking Access courses to add to their CV to improve job prospects, or change careers.

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Course tuition fees are free for UK students under 19yrs.

All students may be charged for materials e.g. equipment, clothing etc.

UK students aged 19 and over will need to pay tuition fees as well as any materials, registration and exam fees. Some adults may be eligible for free tuition. Please contact us for more fee information.

We make every effort to ensure that these course details are accurate. Warwickshire College reserves the right to make alterations. Fees may be indicative at the time of publishing.

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