Art & Design Foundation Diploma


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Level 3/4 UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

Course Length: 1 year.

Specific requirements

You will need A Levels (including Art & Design) or a Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design and a portfolio of work. Aged over 18 and have a 4 (grade C) or above in maths and English. Relevant experience will be considered for students aged 21+.

What will I study?

You will gain insight into different art and design disciplines improving knowledge, practical skills, ideas and critical judgement in preparation for further study at degree level. Part one focuses on experimental work and developing skills; Part two will enable you to develop your confidence, independence and ability within your chosen area; Part three is a personally directed project externally assessed. Your final project will be included in the end of year Art School Show, open to the public. Each year students enjoy a residential ‘contextual studies’ visit to Paris.

Where does it lead?

Over 2 million people are employed in the creative industries according to the Confederation of British Industry. These industries, which range from advertising to architecture and fashion to film, constitute one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. Young British artists and designers are at the forefront of the world’s creative industries. To develop a career you will generally need to study further at university and maintain a portfolio of practice.