Do you have the ambition to achieve a place on one of the most prestigious Art and Design courses in the country? Do you need to resolve what kind of creative future you want? Do you want to learn about how to operate as a professional artist or designer? If so, the Art Foundation Diploma is the course for you.
Exploratory Stage - Creative skills workshops and challenges, artist talks, gallery visits, artwork made on location
Pathways Stage - Specialist project briefs, critical reviews, portfolio support, UCAS guidance, residential to Amsterdam
Final Major Project - Extended project resulting in a public exhibition of work
Students are expected to possess a minimum of one A Level (or equivalent) in an art-related subject, in addition to other Level 3 qualifications. Students will be required to attend a portfolio interview with art staff.
Many students progress to a variety of degree programmes, for example a BA (Hons) in fields such as: animation, ceramics, fashion, textiles, fine art, film, graphic design, illustration, photography and sculpture. Alternatively, this course develops transferrable skills to enhance your future employment in the creative sector or to gain entry to other universities and colleges. Students who have participated in this programme of study have gone on to achieve places at some outstanding higher education destinations including: Falmouth University, University of the Arts – London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins and the Chelsea College of Art