The course is designed to give opportunities for those returning to education or mature (19+) students, to achieve a higher education qualification.
Students will cover on the course a wide range of disciplines whilst gaining a strong understanding of the design process such as drawing, textiles, 2D and 3D communication, digital arts and art history. Students will be given support with research, essay writing, UCAS applications and create a progression portfolio.

Throughout the course professional expertise will guide students through the portfolio building processes essential for university interviews. The whole course will culminate in a final exhibition of work in our Summer Show.

Although there are no formal entry requirements, students will be required to provide evidence of their commitment, motivation and life skills to cope with the level of the course by providing such things as drawings, photographs, ideas development. Concept art, embroidery, craft items and evidence of written work.

Successful completion gives students a qualification and the skills to progress to a wide rage of Degree level courses at university, including MA’s f you already have a degree in a non-Art & Design subject).

Duration: One year – 2.5 days a week


If you are aged 19-23 and this is not your first Level 3 course or you are aged 24 or over you will not be entitled to fee remission and will pay the fees in full.

If you are aged 19-23 and this is not your first level three course or you are aged 24 or over the course fee is £3928. You may be able to obtain an FE loan to cover the
costs of this course. This is like a student loan and if you successfully go on to complete a university level course, this FE loan debt is wiped.

Successful completion of the course will give you the qualifications and skills required to progress on to a range of degree courses. This course is accepted by a wide range of universities.