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This qualification prepares you to study an art or design course at university. You will develop specialist techniques within a supportive environment that aims to nurture your own practice while encouraging you to explore your critical thinking skills ready for progression.

Course Information

Your professional practice will be developed via project-based activities within a studio setting and online learning. This course culminates in a final major project that will be marketed, promoted and exhibited in a professional gallery setting. Progression may include a relevant creative arts degree.

Assessment types:

  • Set and self directed projects
  • Essays
  • Portfolio


Who is this course for?

Those who are skilled in art or want to develop to pursue a degree in the arts.

Units / Modules

The course focuses on your individual creative practice and aims to develop your practical and critical thinking skills. Through a combination of set and self directed briefs, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of specialist art and design workshops including painting, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, photography and contextual studies. The course also aims to help you make the right decision when choosing and applying for a degree in the Creative Arts.

Benefits / Skills

You will be taught by tutors with a wide range of specialist skills who will support you through the process of applying for HE.

Entry Requirements

The course is an opportunity for you will be able to demonstrate your interest in art. We welcome students who are returning to education, who are wishing to make a start with their career in the arts as well as those looking for a career change. Students should have some art and design experience but we welcome people from a range of backgrounds.

Career Progression

Artist Journalist, Animator, Digital Designer, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer Textile Designer.

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

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Course Fee (Adult)

£3,928   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

School of Creative Arts
Leeds City College
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