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Creative Arts

Course Code: CRAFT

Level: 3
Subject area: Access to HE
Awarding body: CAVA
Qualification: Access
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Various, 9.00am - 4.30pm

About the course

CAVA Access to Higher Education courses are designed for students aged 19 or over. If you are aged 18 or under, this course may not be suitable for you. Please contact us on or 01752 305300 if you would like any help discussing alternative options.

This one year course provides you with a thorough grounding in the creative arts, with a focus on drama, dance and music. Designed as a pathway to higher education, it will allow you to develop the academic and practical skills required to enter higher education or return to study. You will explore your art form, develop a portfolio of experience and knowledge whilst honing your academic skills to enable progression on to our degree programmes or to universities.

What you'll learn

You’ll get hands-on experience through a broad range of projects to develop a solid grounding in the key areas of the creative arts. Alongside your main studies, the Access course is designed to ensure that you achieve a maths and English qualifications at the appropriate level for entry to higher education.

Entry requirements

To succeed on this course you need to be committed towards your study and focused upon your career choice. This route is designed for adult students (19+). Funding is not available for those aged 18 and under, and we would recommend that alternative vocational qualifications are considered which support progression on to further or higher education and employment.

You should have a level 2 qualification in English and a level 1 qualification in maths, however, in exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to take the course without these qualifications.


Assessment methods will include a variety of teaching and learning strategies.

What's next?

This course will prepare you academically for university-level courses at the College, or for progression on to a range of universities.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.