Access to HE in Creative Industries

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Harness your creative potential and fast track yourself to university in one year with this Access to HE qualification.

Take your passion for your chosen subject to the next level and explore the academic opportunities we provide.

Choose from the following subject areas;

  • Performing Arts
  • Music Performance & Production
  • Creative Media & Journalism
  • Theatre Design & Production

You will also develop your academic skills, ready for degree level study.

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Who is this course for?

The course is for students over 19 years old who are passionate about the creative industry and want to develop their skills in a specialist area, such as Music, Performing Arts, Theatre Design and Production, Creative Media, and then progress onto university.

The course is ideal for those who have been working in the industry at any level and want to go to university to study their subject in more depth. If you are a performer, music producer, film maker, vlogger, social media influencer, lighting engineer, live sound engineer, theatre technician or set designer. It is also suitable for those who are thinking of changing their career or have left education with no qualification.

Benefits / Skills

You will benefit by working with state of the art industry standard equipment in our Quarry Hill campus. You will learn and develop skills and techniques in your specialist subject from an experienced and passionate team of teachers and experts who work in the industry.

You will also learn key academic skills that will enhance your understanding of critical thinking and writing in preparation for university. The course is one year in duration which is a fast track approach to progression onto Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

You need appropriate experience and / or level 2 qualifications to access this programme of study. Contact us for details

Career Progression

Progression may include creative degrees such as media, acting, dance, music production for film, television and games, music performance, music technology, and musical theatre.

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£3,384   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

School of Creative Arts
Leeds City College
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