The Access to He Diploma - Art & Design is designed for adults age 19+ who are aiming to progress onto undergraduate and higher diploma courses. Day time study is approximately 10 hours delivered over two to three days a week, although this is subject to change each year. It is strongly advisable to have GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above before undertaking an Access Diploma. If you do not have these qualifications, you will be given the opportunity to study them at Kingston College alongside the Access course.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress.
Course ContentThe Access to Higher Education Diploma - Art and Design will introduce learners to the breadth of disciplines across art, design and craft areas, through both theoretical and practical workshops that will enable learners to assemble an effective and personal portfolio to support applications and progression to higher education courses in art and design subjects. Specialist workshops include fine art, printmaking, 3D design, graphics and textiles as well as contextual modules looking at art and design from 1900 through to present day.
Entry RequirementsAll applicants will be interviewed and will need to provide evidence of an interest in art and design and show their potential to achieve this qualification. It is strongly advisable to have GCSEs in both English and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above before undertaking an Access Diploma. If you do not have these qualifications, you will be given the opportunity to study one GCSE or Functional Skill at Kingston College alongside the Access course. In addition, applicants need a satisfactory reference, successful interview and diagnostic screening. Applicants must have sufficient time to devote to their studies.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress. A satisfactory reference must also be provided. International applicants should have an IELTS qualification score of 5.5.
Duration and Delivery
ProgressionLearners will be able to progress onto a wide range of art and design Higher Education courses including those offered at Kingston College including the Foundation Degree (FdA) and BA (Hons) Art & Design, BA (Hons) Digital Arts, Foundation Degree (FdA) Fashion & Textiles.
Additional InformationTuition Fees:
All fees quoted are likely to rise each year in line with inflation - please contact us for the latest fees advice.
24+ Advanced Learning Loans: If you are aged 24 or over you may qualify for a student loan that will pay for your tuition fees. This loan will not need to be repaid if you progress onto Higher Education and complete an eligible higher education qualification. Prices quoted may be subject to change. Please contact us for the latest fees information.
This course is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.
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