Art, Design & Fashion Access to HE Diploma Level 3

Access to Art and Design is an intensive one year course devised to support mature learners into studying the subject at university level.

The course will develop your awareness of contemporary visual practice and will support you to develop a portfolio in your chosen area of study. This may include: Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles, Fashion, Ceramics, Decorative Arts, Jewellery Design, Product Design, Architecture, Illustration and Animation.

You’ll be studying right in the heart of the city’s Creative Quarter in the historical Lace Market, where you'll hone your talents and develop interest in new areas which will stretch you as an artist.

You’ll have plenty of opportunity for creativity, collaboration and research into art over the centuries, as well as improving your personal skills and techniques

What our students say:

“The Access to HE Art and Design is one of the best choices I have made. Being out of education then being able to get prepared for university in just a year is amazing. You are involved with like-minded people, so you can share ideas and help each other to improve each other’s work. The course lets you go down the path you want to and express yourself how you want to. I have gained a lot of experience and skills that I will not just use at university, but for the rest of my life.” Tom

“This is the best course I have ever studied. It has helped me gain many skills; social and artistic. I have been given the freedom to create my own artwork the way I want and it has helped me to expand my mind in ways I haven’t dreamed of.” April

“I have had nothing but positive experiences on this course. The level of tuition and support is wide ranging and solid. The course is fast paced and engaging and the encouragement to play/work /experiment independently is consistent and thorough.   Like infant school 30 years ago, I may refuse to leave!” Kirsty

This course has been designed especially for students aged 19+ who want a fast-track to degree-level study, so please note that applications can only be accepted from people who are in this age group and meet the entry requirements outlined on this page.

Further Info

Start Date:
10 September 2018
1 Year(s)
City (Adams Building)

Interview required - Contact us on (0115) 9100100 for an application form or apply online.