Arts Open Days

Our Arts Open days take place on 18th September for application for our 2019-20 courses.
And on the 25th April and 25th July for application for our 2020-21 courses.
The Arts Open days are designed to help students find out more about our Pre Foundation, Foundation and Advanced Creative Practice courses and guide them through the application process.
The day will include an introduction to all the courses, the tutors, creative workshops and advice about funding your place. You may also be able to book an interview slot for your course.

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

The Art Open Day is for all students who are interested in studying art in more depth or to work towards an Arts Qualification on one of our 3 progression course - Pre Foundation, Foundation and Advanced Creative Practice. It will help students understand which course is best for them and gain a better understanding of how we run them, as well as meeting our tutors.

For more information on each course:

L2 Pre Foundation

L3 Foundation In Art And Design

Advanced Creative Practice in Art and Design

What does this course cover

This will be a fun creative day, led by Pre Foundation, Foundation or Advanced Creative Practice course tutors.
The day will start at 10.30 am with a short introduction to the courses, followed by creative workshops run by the tutors until 1pm. In the afternoon there will be interviews and advice and guidance sessions oncourse structure and funding your course.

Autumn Arts Open in September for application for our 2019-20 courses. This is the last chance to join our courses, so students will be booked in for an informal interview in the afternoon and you will be required to bring a portfolio of work and sketchbooks to the interview. If the courses are full up by September, you may be put on a waiting list.

Spring Arts Open day in April is for application for our 2020-21 courses. If you know the course you would like to attend, you can book in an interview for the afternoon. Otherwise, you can use the day purely for getting to know more about the courses and advice and guidance.

Summer Arts Open day in July is the last chance to join our 2020-21 courses. Students will be booked in for an informal interview in the afternoon and you will be required to bring a portfolio of work and sketchbooks to the interview. If the courses are full up, you may be put on a waiting list.

The £50 cost of the Arts Open Day can be taken off the cost of any course when students enrol. Bursary funding is also available for the cost of the Arts Open Day.

What will it be like

The day will be structured with talks, creative workshops and advice sessions. Tutors and staff will be on hand to answer questions during the day and students will get an idea of how each of the Arts progression course runs, which course would suit them best and the application process.

What else do you need to buy or do

Bring note book or sketchbook, pen and your diary to book in your interview time.
If you have an interview booked, please your portfolio and sketchbooks.
Informal interviews can be arranged after the Open Days and you will have your opportunity to show your work then.

What this course could lead to

This day can lead into students being interviewed for a Pre foundation, Foundation and APAD place, or sign up interview on another day.
If the interview is successful, it can lead to being offered a place on a course. It can also lead to applying for student loans and funding for the courses.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’