The Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies – Art & Design is recognized across the UK as the primary entry route to the best courses at the most prestigious universities, with more than 15,000 students completing the qualification each year. (UAL)
The course focuses on problem-solving, idea generation and critical thinking. You will be asked to reject your preconceptions and explore the world from different perspectives. You will learn through playful experimentation and develop skills in lateral thinking. The course gradually moves from wide ranging staff-led projects at the beginning of the course to a position of independence by the end.
The curriculum is delivered through a blend of projects and workshops, designed to help you develop the skills that most interest you, in an environment that is professional and focused on achieving success. You will be encouraged to work independently in College and at home, with input and support from our specialist staff.
We offer two residential trips each year, in the UK and abroad, as well as a variety of day trips. The Foundation Diploma carries UCAS points, meaning you can count it towards entry on a degree-level programme. Added to the high-quality portfolio of work you’ll have developed during your time with us, you will be perfectly placed to progress to a degree course and realise your ambitions.