Leeds City College

Art Enterprise Leeds City College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

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The Foundation Degree in Art Enterprise at the University Centre develops your creative talent whilst equipping you with the specific employability skills to help you to get ahead and become a successful artist.

The course has excellent links to the creative industry and you will be using these right from the very beginning by creating public exhibitions, working with artists, designers, gallerists and curators: selling your work, promoting yourself, visiting exhibitions, interviewing artists and art organisations, developing media campaigns, working with the public, getting to grips with the business of art, and by critically understanding the changing identity of the artist, and the art market.

We welcome applications from students working in a wide range of creative disciplines, our current students work across; Drawing, Painting , Sculpture, Graphics, Illustration, Video, Print, Digital, Textiles, Photography, Installation and more.

Art Enterprise is now housed in our refurbished University Centre directly opposite Park Lane Campus. We have brand new studios, exhibition spaces, state of the art student work zones, a new student common room, and, importantly, a building which is exclusively for our degree students.

This course has received excellent feedback from the creative community who have commented on the importance in today's creative education to develop graduates with the necessary skills to thrive within the industry, which makes this an innovative and forward thinking art and design programme.

Course details


During this two year programme modules may include:

Level 4 modules:

Studio Practice 1                              
The Creative Entrepreneur
Art & Design 101
Realisation Skills    

Level 5 modules:

Studio Practice 2
The Creative Enterprise
Art & Commerce
Public Exhibition and Events
Art & Media

Assessment method

There is an emphasis towards practical workshop learning, which underpin both context and industry relevant topics.

The lecture programme will impart the necessary principles and concepts.

Group work will allow students to develop their research, communication and teamwork skills.

The seminars will be a mixture of student and tutor led sessions considering practical examples of the principles and concepts.

Tutor and peer led reflective feedback form the basis of student learning programmes.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 8N64
Institution code L21
Campus name Quarry Hill Campus
Campus code Q

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,250 Year 1
EU £7,250 Year 1
England £7,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,250 Year 1
Scotland £7,250 Year 1
Wales £7,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. There are additional costs associated with the practical elements of this programme, which may include: Art materials Printing Framing and display of work Optional trips and visits These costs will be led by the nature of the work that you produce, however you will be expected to meet the costs of production of your projects.

Provider information

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Leeds City College
Park Lane

Clearing contact details

HE Admissions

0113 235 4450

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm Friday 8.30am -4.30pm

Course contact details

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Main Contact - HE Admissions

0113 235 4450