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Art Access to Higher Education Diploma Level 3 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

 This course is designed to meet the needs of adults wishing to return to education. Students take this course in order to progress onto art college or university.

Course content

What’s involved?
  • A broad introduction to a variety of art disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, print making, bookbinding, digital imaging, mixed media and contextual studies, exploring both traditional and contemporary approaches
  • An introduction to researching ideas and presenting them to an audience
  • Help with completing UCAS forms and applying to university or art college
  • In the third term students will have the opportunity to produce an independent study, specialising in an art area of their choice, and exhibit work in a College exhibition at the end of the year

How will I be studying?

Students will be taught by practising artists who are experienced tutors in studio settings. Study will include practical workshops, discussion, work in learning teams, tutorials, individual research and trips to galleries and exhibitions. A variety of different project briefs will be set.

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications required, just a love of art and the will to succeed. You will be invited to attend an interview. You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in art and the ability to work at Level 3.

Future opportunities

On successful completion students can go on to Art College, University or a career in the creative industries. Locally we have partnership agreements with both the University of Worcester and Hereford College of Arts. Recent graduates have gone on to study BA degrees in fine art, illustration, animation, jewellery design, artist blacksmithing and contemporary crafts. Increasingly students are taking Access courses to add to their CV to improve job prospects, or change careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malvern Hills College directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2016

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    • The Malvern campus has been a centre of excellence for Art and Crafts for many years. Malvern town centre is nearby with its leisure, theatre and shopping facilities and fabulous backdrop of the Malvern Hills.

      The campus has...

      ·         Professional hair and beauty therapy salons.

      ·         Dedicated hair and beauty teaching facilities.

      ·         Several art and crafts studios.

      ·         Exhibits of the students’ work.

      ·         The Malvern Community Learning Centre.

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities.

      In addition to the Learning Resources Centre, and the Refectory.