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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

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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 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: CRAFT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £40

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £3500

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
19 - 23 C  +  D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ C  +  D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.