The Progression After School Club is a widening participation initiative that is part of the Leeds Arts University’s Access and Participation Plan, approved by the Office for Students (OfS). It provides aspiration and attainment raising opportunities for young people who are in receipt of free school meals, looked after young people (LAYP), disabled students, black or minority ethnic students or young people who live in an area of low participation in higher education.
Applications for the After School Club are considered on an individual basis and the course is provided at no cost to those young people. The club is very popular and numbers are limited, therefore some applications may not be successful. We also provide another opportunity to participate through Young Creatives here.
We ask that teachers provide information of this opportunity to their students, who possess the above criteria and who will particularly benefit from this opportunity.
We have many current degree students who have progressed to Leeds Arts University after first taking part in the After School Club or taster days when at school.
Participants expand their creative skills, enhance their portfolios, gain confidence and gain an insight of attending a specialist Art School.
Each term there will be a developing theme of exploration, led by the Progression team and Student Ambassadors. Participants will experience a wide range of creative processes such as working with glass, metal, clay, printmaking processes, casting, painting, drawing, life drawing, design, textiles, sketch book exploration and will visit a gallery or a collection.
The Club, for young people (from year 10 to 13) runs each term as an eight week twilight programme of activities on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7pm at the Blenheim Walk campus. The participants are limited to 30 per term and applications are considered three times a year.
We ask that the young person is studying art or design at school and wishes to extend their skills and experience in creative processes.
The After School Club is an initiative provided for young people who are in receipt of free school meals, looked after young people, disabled students, black or minority ethnic students or young people residing in an area of low participation in higher education. Applications for the After School Taster Club are considered on a priority basis and the course is provided at no cost to those young people.
Unsuccessful applicants will be invited to consider attending Young Creatives available at the University (where there will be a fee to pay).
If your creative student has any access requirements, if you would like to find out more about the after school sessions or would like an introductory tour to the University before starting please contact the Progression Team.
Saturday Art School Bursaries
There are also a limited number of fee waiver places for students of low income households to attend our Young Creatives and Saturday Classes.
Please download the Young Creatives Bursary Application Form.
If you have any queries about this please do not hesitate to get in touch.