Art and Design Foundation Diploma - Level 3

Course Code: VA1FE65

16-18 19+

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
31/01/2022University Centre26 WeeksApply
05/09/2022University Centre1 YearApply

Course Overview

This UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is an exciting and challenging qualification which provides a transition from general education to specialist art and design education.

This enables students to make an informed decision when applying to Higher Education or seeking employment within a related industry.

The course builds on your prior experience, linking skills you already have with ideas and challenges designed to develop your creativity and conceptual understanding.

The focus of the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is on creative development through experimentation and risk taking.

You will get an experience of a broad range of creative skills, methods, materials and techniques including drawing, painting, ceramics, graphics design, fashion design, photography, digital editing software, mixed media, life drawing and printing.

This will be supported by engaging with research, group critique sessions and conceptual development.

This course is for you if you want a challenging and supportive environment designed to identify and build on your creative strengths and passion. 

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

However, it is recommended that students have a minimum of 5 x GCSEs at grade 4 or grade C, including Maths and English, and one A level, or equivalent Level 3 qualification, preferably in a relevant creative subject. 

Otherwise, applicants with industrial or practical experience will be considered on the strength of their portfolio.

Qualification Obtained

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

The majority of the teaching methods are devoted to workshop style sessions with demonstrations and guidance by the tutors, but you will also receive formal lecture sessions, group discussions, 1:1 tutorials, group (collaborative) projects and independent study.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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