Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

From £ 5421.00

The programme is designed to enable you to progress to the degree programme of your choice: our students are very highly regarded by the most prestigious art schools, nationally and internationally. The course foregrounds problem-solving, idea generation and critical thinking; you’ll be asked to reject your preconceptions and take risks outside your comfort zone. You will learn through playful experimentation and will develop lateral thinking strategies in order to approach problems from new perspectives. The course gradually moves from wide ranging staff-led projects at the beginning of the course to a position of independence by the end. Students devise and undertake a significant individual project in the final stage of the course. You will work with a large team of experienced and enthusiastic staff who are all practising artists and designers. The team has extensive experience across a wide breadth of art and design disciplines. Tutors will support you through the UCAS application process and help you find the most appropriate BA course for your future development. Admissions tutors at highly selective BA institutions look favourably on applicants with a foundation diploma. The ability to draw is one of an artist and designer’s most valuable tools—that is why drawing, in its many forms, underpins all elements of the course. Within this intensively creative and demanding environment you’ll be challenged to become more inventive and experimental. You will develop your analytical and critical faculties in relation to the work of contemporary artists and designers and also in relation to the work developed by students on the course.

You should have a minimum of one A level or equivalent qualifications plus three GCSE passes at grade C/level 4 or above including Maths and English Language. You should also be able to present a portfolio of work which demonstrates your interests and ability in art and design.

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