Our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is an intense one-year course for students hoping to progress onto a degree in art-related subjects. It is a project based course that lets you develop your portfolio so you have the best possible chance of getting a place at the university of your choice. This course will build on existing skills as well as introducing new ideas, media and ways of learning. You will explore a broad range of disciplines including; fine art drawing and painting, sculpture, printmaking, life drawing, photography, fashion and textiles, ceramics, 3D design, graphic design, and illustration with increasing independence and refinement towards a specialist focus within which you complete your final project. The course has both a practical and critical emphasis, students will work to deadlines as they respond to briefs, preparing them for the realities of working in the creative sector.
Regular assessment and supportive feedback assist the progression of each student. The development of a distinctive portfolio of art work for progression interview is an essential feature. Emphasis is given to UCAS applications through individualised mentoring and pastoral care.
Entry Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Selection for the course is based on BOTH presentation of a Portfolio of Work and having achieved the required Academic Qualifications. Minimum of one GCE A Level (normally art related) and five GCSEs at Grades A-C (including English and Maths).
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
The course gives learners a trusted route into higher education across all areas of the Art and Design sector, and other arts-related subjects, or into employment. We have an excellent reputation for student progress onto a wide range of highly competitive degree courses in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin