Art & Design - Foundation Diploma

This course is designed for post A-level students who wish to explore a vast variety of techniques and processes before committing to an under-graduate degree within a more specific area of art and design. This is a pivotal qualification, providing a transition from general education to a more specialist course. It will build on your previous experience within art and design and expand your knowledge and independence so you have the skills and understanding you need to progress. You will be allocated your own studio space, where you will learn in an experiential and experimental manner and be open to making discoveries through innovation and exploration. You will be able to access a range of excellent facilities such as light exposure units, vacuum screen-printing tables, photographic darkroom, photographic studios and Mac computer suites, 60” wide photo printer, Jewellery making equipment and a kiln to name a few. You will be taught by a variety of knowledgeable lecturers who have experience within a range of industries. With these provisions, you will be able to develop a wide range of skills within a wide range of specialisms, and a deep knowledge and understanding of creative research, exploration and development

What qualification will I gain?

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Entry requirements?

Minimum requirements (students <21 years old):
• 5 GCSE’s at grade A-C or above, including English and Maths grades (9-4)
• 1 A-Level (or equivalent level 3 qualification) in a relevant subject
Mature student requirements (students >21 years old):
• Based on individual experiences and portfolio on interview

What progression options will I have?

This course is designed to help you access an under-graduate course in a specialist art and design field. Careers include textile designer, fashion designer, Fine Artist, Curator, Jewellery designer, Product designer, graphic designer and illustrator.

What costs are involved?

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ Advanced Learning Loan - £TBA

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £160

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place throughout the year, both formatively and summatively, based on your growing portfolio of work.
Part 1 is Pass or Fail at Level 3.
Part 2 is Pass or Fail at Level 3 or 4.
Part 3 is Pass, Merit, distinction or Fail at Level 3 or 4.