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Portfolio Preparation: Art, Design and Fashion — Part-time

Course outline

This course is aimed at learners who are aged 19+ and are interested in future full-time study on an Access to Higher Education Course within the Creative Arts.

Working in our well-resourced art and design department, you will have weekly guided practical sessions in drawing, ceramics, mark-making and printmaking. You will explore a range of creative techniques and themes to provide you with an experience of studying in College. You will build a portfolio of artwork suitable to apply for either the Pre-Access course or the Access to Higher Education in Art, Design and Fashion course run specifically for 19+ learners.

The course is designed to help equip learners with the confidence and skills to move towards personal goals and applying for future study specifically for adults returning to education.

You will receive an induction to the Art and Design Department, excellent tutor guidance, new skills resulting in creative outcomes.

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

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How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

For help on completing the online application form, please see our useful apply online guide here.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
25 Stoney Street

Start: Friday 24th February 2023

End: Friday 19th May 2023

Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

The fee you pay is dependent on your current qualifications. Please see our Remitted Fees page or contact us for more information.

Tuition fee: £97.50 / £195

Course code: C036232 / Q036233


College certificate

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

It is recommended that you have prior experience of art and design.

Teaching & assessment

There is ongoing feedback to support your progress. On completion of the course you will receive a College Certificate.


After this you will be able to consider next steps including an application to the Pre-Access part time programme and the Access to Higher Education Diploma: Art, Design and Fashion (full-time programme).

Additional information

Please wear practical clothing.

A basic range of materials are provided and we recommend you purchase your own sketchbook, which is available at the Art Shop based on site.