Access to HE (Level 3)
Access to Higher Education (Art & Design) Level 3 Diploma
This course is for people that would like to study on a Higher Education programme in a wide variety of art and design degree programmes e.g. the Fine Art BA (Hons) but need to gain the required entry qualifications and skills.
Access programmes entail 13 hours of direct contact time in addition to a minimum of 13 hours independent study.
You must be aged 19 or above by the 31st of August 2021.
You must have at least one GCSE C/4 or above in either English Language or Maths, or a Level 2 in Functional Skills (evidence of this will be required during the application cycle).
Ideally you will have both. However, if you only hold the one, you may work towards the one that you do not have whilst studying for your Access Diploma; this will be dependent on being accepted onto a Level 2 course, either GCSE or Functional Skills.
Many universities require GCSE Maths and English rather than an equivalent. It is your responsibility to begin checking which qualifications you require with the university or college you wish to progress to.
You will study a range of different units across the programme, some focusing on your academic skills and some more subject specific, such as:
- Figure Studies
- Final Major Project
- 2D Visual Studies
- Mixed Media
- Graphic Design
- Exhibition and Professional Practice
- Study Skills
Assessment & Feedback
Assessment is through a range of assessment techniques which may include assignments, exhibitions and projects.
By completing this course you will achieve:
- A portfolio of varied art and design work
- Confidence in own ability to produce creative outcomes in relation to set projects
- A qualification which will demonstrate your ability to achieve at higher levels
13 hours directed study per week in addition to a minimum of 13 hours independent study.
The course runs 3 days a week, on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
Please note that course days are subject to change if required before the enrolment date.
Fees are per academic year for Home/UK students.
Please note the cost stated is for 2020/21 and may increase for 2021/2022.
On successful completion of the course, and on acceptance at interview, you will be able to progress to higher education programmes at universities across the country; including our own wide range of honours degrees validated by University of the Arts London and delivered at University Centre Southend & Thurrock.