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Making Change

Do you dream of starting a career in art, design or media? Are you interested in doing a creative Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree?

<p dir="ltr"><strong><strong>Are you curious about studying art at University level but need a bit more experience, a confidence boost or want to immerse yourself in a few new creative techniques before you start your degree?</strong></strong></p> <p>Join us on our <strong>free</strong> three-week Making Change course. This course has been designed to prepare you to start university, alongside building a portfolio and gaining support for your application. You will get an art school experience, and during the course you will get the chance to meet the lecturers for the subjects you are interested in studying.</p> <p>You will learn how to work with different painting and printing techniques, test your skills as a fine artist, and get hands-on with materials, all while building a portfolio.</p> <p><strong>This course has been designed to support you commencing your <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate">Undergraduate</a> or <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate">Postgraduate</a> studies with Arts University Plymouth in September 2024.</strong></p>
I loved every minute of the Making Change course: it was great to meet other people exploring their artistic practice, and I learnt a great deal and felt very encouraged. I loved the fact that it was not prescriptive, but that Dan [the tutor] was always on hand to advise and inform.
Making Change student, April 2024
<p dir="ltr">During the course you will make, discuss and experiment with materials and ideas, whilst preparing for entry onto one of our <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate"><strong>Undergraduate</strong></a> or <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate"><strong>Postgraduate</strong></a> courses. You will be supported in making an application, and you will improve your knowledge of the higher education sector. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Are you a mature student? </strong><br />Did you know that 31% of students at Arts University Plymouth are mature students? We pride ourselves on being a creative environment for all ages.</p> <p dir="ltr">As well as support in completing your application, you'll be given advice and tips on how to prepare your portfolio, as well as comprehensive student finance advice. Previous graduates of our Making Change courses have gone on to study at degree level on subjects including <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-hons-fashion-design">Fashion</a>, <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-hons-textile-design">Textiles</a>, <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-hons-fine-art">Fine Art</a>, <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-hons-craft-material-practices">Craft and Material Practices</a> and <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-hons-painting-drawing-printmaking">Painting, Drawing &amp; Printmaking</a>, and across our range of <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate">postgraduate courses</a>.<br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">You don’t need to have a portfolio prepared - you just have to bring your enthusiasm and meet the following criteria:</p><ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Aged between 18 - 70 at the beginning of the course </p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Interested in studying at Arts University Plymouth in September 2024 or January 2025</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Want to explore higher education opportunities at an <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate">undergraduate</a> or <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate">postgraduate</a> level</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Eligible for at least two years of student funding or looking at self-funding a Higher Education course* </p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Planning on studying in the UK on a student visa (if not a UK citizen)</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Able to attend all six sessions (see dates below)</p></li></ul><div>*More information on whether you are eligible for financial support can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies</strong></a>. If you are unsure if you are eligible, we can discuss this with you once you have applied.</div>
<p dir="ltr">This course takes place on campus at Arts University Plymouth with sessions from 10am to 3:30pm, every Tuesday &amp; Wednesday from 16th - 31st July 2024.<br /></p>
Week 1

Tues 16 July | 10am - 3.30pm
Weds 17 July | 10am - 3.30pm

Week 2

Tues 23 July | 10am - 3.30pm
Weds 24 July | 10am - 3.30pm

Week 3

Tues 30 July | 10am - 3.30pm
Weds 31 July | 10am - 3.30pm

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Honestly, I can't believe the course was only three weeks long. The connections we all made were genuine, positive and have created a new opportunity for me that I have been trying to achieve for the past 20 years without success!
Making Change student, March 2022
<p>To make an application, please click the "<strong>Apply Now</strong>" button at the top of this page. </p> <p>Please note due to high demand applying for this course does not guarantee acceptance, all applications will be reviewed and places will be confirmed before the course start date.</p> <p>For further information or to request an alternative format, please email Danielle Stanger <a href="mailto:dstanger@aup.ac.uk" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">dstanger@aup.ac.uk</a></p>

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<p dir="ltr">Please note that places on this course are limited and subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria above. </p> <p dir="ltr">Please note that submitting your application does not confirm your attendance, we will be in contact with you to discuss your application. </p> <p dir="ltr">All courses are subject to participant numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. </p> <p dir="ltr">Arts University Plymouth reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient participant numbers are recruited.<br /></p>