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Access to Higher Education - Creative Arts Pathway

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Course Name 
CAVA Access to Higher Education Diploma: Creative Arts L3Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date



1 year

Mode of Study Full-time
Awarding Body


Course Overview

This course is open to all students who are over 19, with particular emphasis on those with an interest in Art and Design and who wish to study within this area at degree course level.

This is a one-year course with excellent progression opportunities at both local and national universities and internally to the College’s own degree programmes. Although the course offers no specific placement opportunities, we have links with alternate creative organisations allowing opportunity to participate in live exhibitions throughout the year.

An ideal candidate will possess a passion for Art and Design acquired through their personal interests or commercial activities in this field.

You will learn through formal tutor led sessions within an art studio environment, group discussions and critiques, individual practical work and extensive research activities outside of the classroom to include gallery visits.

What You Will Study

Whilst on this course you will study a range of different units, including:

• Modernism
• Communicate and Investigate through Drawing
• Development of Ideas
• Building a portfolio for the Creative Industries
• Portfolio Development in Art and Design
• Introductory Project
• Self-elected Project
• Final Major Project

Academic Studies

• Research
• Presentation and Reflection
• Digital Skills
• Introduction to Drawing
• Opportunities in the Creative Industry

How You Will Be Assessed

The course involves a variety of assessment techniques including practical work, written assignments and oral and visual presentations.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 9-4 in English and Maths


Functional Skills Level 2

Attendance Expectations

The course requires you to attend College for at least three days a week. You will have independent studio access on the two days you will not be timetabled to attend.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

The Access to HE Creative Arts allows students to develop their skills in preparation for progression to university, students who successfully complete this course progress to study:

  • Fine Art
  • Creative Industries

Course Groups (W) 19+ Loan
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Art, Design & Photography
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 24 May 2024 11:10

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