Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Course Details

Course Title: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Time: Full-time
Type: Professional / Pre-University Qualification Duration: 35 weeks
Start Date: Register Your Interest End Date:
Day 3 days per week Cost: £5420 Advanced learner loan or fee remission may be availavble
Mode Full-time    

If you are serious about Art and Design and would like to progress on to university, this one year course is designed to prepare you for entry on to degree level art and design programmes. The fast paced curriculum is taught within a hard-working but supportive atmosphere, helping you develop the skills you need to make the most of your time at College and allow progression to the next level of your education.

Students on this course will be given the opportunity to discover their own artistic strengths through a range of different projects, methods and materials, with a strong emphasis on research and personal development.

Areas of study may include fine art, photography, textiles and fashion, 3D sculpture, printmaking and graphics. If you want to explore your options first, there’s a diagnostic pathway option where you can sample different curriculum areas before choosing a specialism.

There will be exhibition opportunities and professional briefs, helping you develop yourself as a practising artist or designer. There will also be a residential trip to London.

We encourage an exploratory approach to study, giving you a critically creative environment and a wide range of skills to start you off on your career within the world of visual arts.

You must be ages 18+ and have a C or above in at least one Art A Level or Merit in a BTEC Diploma in an Art discipline as well as Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths, plus a satisfactory Art portfolio.

This course is open to mature students, subject to interview. Consideration will be given  to applicants with no previous qualifications, but who have well developed art skills.

Students on this course will be given the opportunity to discover their own artistic strengths through a range of different projects, methods and materials, with a strong emphasis on research and personal development.

Areas of study may include fine art, photography, textiles and fashion, 3D sculpture, printmaking and graphics. If you want to explore your options first, there’s a diagnostic pathway option where you can sample different curriculum areas before choosing a specialism.

There will be exhibition opportunities and professional briefs, helping you develop yourself as a practising artist or designer. There will also be opportunities for trips.

We encourage an exploratory approach to study, giving you a critically creative environment and a wide range skills to start you off on your career within the world of visual arts.

Students are asked to pay a consumable fee of £85, which will provide them with a great value kit of art materials, a sketch book, some mount card, a visit to a gallery and some contribution to the materials used on the course.

Additional costs include sketchbooks, printer credits, specialist materials for final pieces and non-compulsory trips and visits that could include, the Liverpool Tate and Walker Gallery, Manchester Art Galleries, The Stitch and Knit Show at Harrogate, The media Museum and Impressions Gallery Bradford, The Harry Potter Studios in London and a residential visit to London.

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