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Access to Higher Education Art - Art and Design Level 3

Awarding Body:



Further Education

Programme Length:

1 Year (Full Time 4 days a week)

Bilingual Delivery:

This course is available through the medium of Welsh

Programme Description

This is a level 3 programme that gives you the opportunity to pursue art and design in exploratory, investigative and experimental ways. The course is designed for learners who may not have previous formal qualifications, but during a portfolio interview demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment to art and design,and having the potential to complete the course and apply onto creative degree courses.

Traditionally the programme entertains a diverse range of age groups and you are encouraged to develop your creative and technical skills through lectures, workshops and projects.

Programme Features

The programme content includes drawing, painting, 2D / 3D design studies and History of Art; units that provide a general awareness, knowledge and understanding of art, design and its contexts. Art units involve working directly from observation to develop analytical, recording and compositional skills which you apply to personal, creative work. Design units introduce you to disciplines such as Graphics, Ceramics, Sculpture, Fine Art, Textiles and Fine Art.

Core Study Skills include Communication, Thinking Skills, Portfolio Preparation. 

Progression and Employment

The course will help you discover the specific area you are passionate about and will support you in your UCAS application for degree study. Across the year, through a bespoke programme you will develop skills, knowledge and a visual portfolio to attend your degree interviews. Learners have successfully gained places on degree programmes in art and design at Carmarthen School of Art at Coleg Sir Gar and colleges and universities throughout the UK.

Programme Content

Students study a series of units totalling 60 credits which cover core and academic units These units are mandatory. 

Method of Assessment

You submit work for assessment at the end of each unit of study. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. The work is subject to internal and external verification.

Entry Requirements

Visual Portfolio: samples of art and design work. Although not an entry requirement, it is beneficial to have GCSEs in Mathematics and English.

Academic Year Delivery Campus Course Length Course Options
2018 - 2019 Full Time Jobswell Campus 1 Year Enquire Apply
2019 - 2020 Full Time Jobswell Campus 1 Year Enquire Apply
Campus Address Post Code
Ammanford Campus Dyffryn Road,
SA18 3TA
Gelli Aûr Campus Gelli Aûr,
SA32 8NJ
Graig Campus Sandy Road,
SA14 4DN
Pibwrlwyd Campus Pibwrlwyd,
SA31 2NH
Jobswell Campus Jobs Well Road,
SA31 3HY