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Online Arts Award

UCA's Online Arts Award workshops and courses are led by our amazing creative workshop tutors who support you in working towards your Discover or Bronze Arts Award - both nationally recognised qualifications.

Arts Award Discover

This introductory course is a great way to learn new creative skills. To achieve an Arts Award Discover you need to collect evidence in your individual arts log of your experiences of:

  • participating in arts activities
  • researching artists and their work
  • sharing their arts discoveries

Bronze Arts Award

This programme is the perfect way to support the development of your portfolio and achieve an extra qualification from home. The programme is suitable for students considering studying creative courses at college or university.

Online Autumn 2021 Architecture Arts Award for Year 10 & 11 students:

Monumental Megastructures:

A six-week architectural masterclass of designing, drawing, thinking and making, introducing students to spatial practice and guiding them through the development of their own speculative megastructures. Students will be supported in the development of an architecture portfolio and working towards achieving a nationally recognised Trinity Bronze Arts Award qualification. This short course is suitable for students interested in studying both Architecture and Interior Architecture & Design.  

UCA’s Online Bronze Arts Award course is suitable for students who are studying or have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills and portfolio. Applicants must be studying in Year 12 or 13 and be able to attend each session of the six-week programme. All applicants must be UK residents and be residing in the UK for the duration of the course.

This online course provides an opportunity for young people to access free art and design tuition from a higher education institution to support them in the development of their portfolio of work. This Arts Award course is also designed for students who may not otherwise have the chance to access such an opportunity.

To take part in this Online Arts Award Programme you will need to have access to the Internet either by computer, laptop or phone on the dates outlined below. All creative materials required will be provided free of charge.

This work is funded through the UCA's Access and Participation Plan's commitment as approved by the Office for Students (OfS). The programme is aimed at supporting students who are under-represented in Higher education. For further information and a list of the under-represented groups, please refer to the OfS approach to access and participation

Allocation will be based on the eligibility criteria of priority for under-represented groups along with your personal statement, where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject.

This Online Bronze Arts Award Programme will take place on 6 consecutive Sundays: 

  • Sunday 24 October 2021 
  • Sunday 31 October 2021 
  • Sunday 7 November 2021 
  • Sunday 14 November 2021 
  • Sunday 21 November 2021
  • Sunday 28 November 2021

Each session will follow the timings below: 

  • 10am - 12pm: Live online workshops and sessions 
  • 12pm - 1pm: Lunch break and independent study 
  • 1pm - 3pm: Live online workshop and discussion  

Useful information

Our workshops take place within a secure online classroom Blackboard Collaborate.

You may wish to participate via audio, though this is not a requirement and we recommend participation via the chat/messaging function on the page. You will not use a webcam or participate via video. All sessions will be monitored and supervised by University of the Creative Arts employees and will be recorded to allow for multiple viewings by students on the course.

Participants will be sent a secure link to the virtual classroom and this will ensure that only students with an approved place on the workshop and UCA employees will have access to the room.

Applications for our Online Architecture Bronze Arts Award is now open.  Please complete the Online Application form.  Please be aware that we prioritise applications by individual eligibility.

Deadline for applications is: 23:59 on Sunday 3rd October.


UCA’s Online Arts Award courses are suitable for students who are studying or have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills and portfolio. Online Arts Award courses take place via an approved online platform. Applicants must be in the appropriate year group being advertised and be able to attend each session of the six-week programme. All applicants must be UK residents and be residing in the UK for the duration of the course.

This online course provides an opportunity for young people to access free art and design tuition from a higher education institution to support them in the development of their portfolio of work. The Online Arts Award course is also designed for students who may not otherwise have the chance to access such an opportunity.

This work is funded through the UCA's Access and Participation Plan's commitment as approved by the Office for Students (OfS). The programme is aimed at supporting students who are under-represented in Higher education. For further information and a list of the under-represented groups, please refer to the OfS approach to access and participation

Allocation will also be based on your personal statement, where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject.

This information will be gathered via UCA’s Online Arts Award programme application form and will be assessed by the University’s Outreach Manager and Outreach Officer.

Once the application deadline has passed, we will consider all applications against the priority criteria listed on the OfS website. A decision will be sent in writing to confirm whether a place on the programme has been secured, and successful applicants will be asked to confirm their place in writing. Where the programmes are oversubscribed, unplaced applicants who meet the criteria outlined on the OfS website will be kept on a waiting list and allocated spaces should they become available.

If an applicant decides not to accept their offer, they must inform the Outreach Manager via email at teachers@uca.ac.uk as soon as possible so spaces can be reallocated where possible.

  • Ashford and West Kent College
  • Astor Secondary School
  • Aylesford School
  • Brockhill Park Performing Arts College
  • Brompton Academy
  • Canterbury College
  • Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School
  • Cornwallis Academy
  • Dane Court Grammar School
  • Dartford Science & Technology College
  • Dover Christ Church Academy
  • Dover Grammar School For Boys
  • Dover Grammar School For Girls
  • East Kent College
  • Fulston Manor School
  • Goodwin Academy
  • Greenacre Academy
  • Hadlow College
  • Hartsdown Academy
  • Herne Bay High School
  • Highsted Grammar School
  • Highworth Grammar School
  • Hillview School For Girls
  • Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre
  • Hugh Christie Technology College
  • King Ethelbert School
  • Longfield Academy
  • MidKent College
  • New Line Learning Academy
  • Northfleet School For Girls
  • Northfleet Technology College
  • Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey
  • Orchards Academy
  • Rainham School For Girls
  • PGW Partnership of Greenacre and Walderslade
  • Saint George's Church Of England School
  • Sandwich Technology School
  • Spires Academy
  • St Anselm's Catholic School
  • St Augustine's Academy
  • St Edmund's Catholic School
  • St George's Church Of England Foundation School
  • St John's Catholic Comprehensive School
  • Strood Academy
  • Thamesview School
  • The Abbey School
  • The Charles Dickens School
  • The Community College Whitstable
  • The Ebbsfleet Academy
  • The Folkestone Academy
  • The Folkestone School For Girls
  • The Harvey Grammar School
  • The Holmesdale School
  • The John Wallis Church Of England Academy
  • The Leigh Academy
  • The Leigh UTC
  • The Malling School
  • The Maplesden Noakes School
  • The Marsh Academy
  • The North School
  • The Norton Knatchbull School
  • The Robert Napier School
  • The Royal Harbour Academy
  • The Sittingbourne Community College
  • The Turner School
  • The Victory Academy
  • Towers School and Sixth Form Centre
  • Ursuline College
  • Valley Park School
  • Walderslade Girls' School
  • Westlands School
  • Wilmington Academy

 

  • Alderwood Senior School
  • All Hallows Catholic School
  • Ash Manor School
  • Brooklands College
  • Chertsey High School
  • Christ's College, Guildford
  • Collingwood College
  • Cove School
  • Farnborough College of Technology
  • Farnham Heath End School
  • Farnham Sixth Form College
  • Fernhill School
  • George Abbot School
  • Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
  • Hoe Valley School
  • Jubilee High School
  • Kings College for the Arts and Technology
  • Merrist Wood College
  • NESCOT College
  • Salesian School, Chertsey
  • Samuel Cody School
  • St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking
  • St Paul's Catholic College
  • St Peter's Catholic School
  • Strodes College
  • The Beacon School
  • The Bishop Wand Church of England School
  • The Magna Carta School
  • The Matthew Arnold School
  • The Sixth Form College Farnborough
  • The Wavell School
  • Thomas Knyvett College
  • Winston Churchill School
  • Woking College
  • Woking High School

UCA processes data in accordance with the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). The university's data protection policies and privacy notices can be viewed here.

The policies which apply to the Online Arts Award are:
Outreach & Widening Participation

You have the right to review information held about you. If you would like to do so or to notify us of a change of your details, please email admissions@uca.ac.uk. If, you believe there is no legitimate reason for us to continue processing your data and wish us to delete it, please contact the Data Protection Officer dpo@uca.ac.uk.

Disclaimer

UCA reserves the right to amend or cancel part or all of the programme. In the event of any changes, applicants/participants and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.

We endeavour to provide a high-quality experience to all our Online Arts Award participants. Should any applicant or participant have any feedback or wish to make a complaint then they can do so in writing via email or post using the details below:

Email: outreach@uca.ac.uk

Outreach Manager
UCA Farnham
Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS