This exciting and varied course is for students with a strong interest and passion for art and design. It is particularly suitable for students who wish to progress to university or develop a professional career in the art or design industry.

This course will provide you with practical experience in many of the aspects of art and design including drawing, painting, sculpture, design, textiles, printmaking, photography, fine art, illustration and more.

As you progress, the course will give you the opportunity to develop your own ideas and specialise in an aspect of art and design that interests you the most. Tuition will take place in well-equipped studios with industry-standard equipment.

There are visits to galleries and museums both locally and nationally. You will also be able to take part in a residential study visit Ð previous destinations have included St Ives, Lisbon, Budapest, Berlin, Florence and Barcelona. Assessment is continuous through exciting projects, culminating in a final project and display at our annual Summer Exhibition.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.