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Art and Design Foundation Studies Diploma

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Code 4020/020
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This intensive course, for those considering careers in art and design, begins with diagnostic study where you develop your skills in research, drawing, making, thinking, problem solving, and working with new materials and processes. You will study and specialise in one of a range of art and design areas, including textiles, fashion, furniture, product, crafts (wood, metal, plastic, ceramics, glass, etc.), interior, jewellery, architecture, theatre, costume, graphics, illustration, animation, photography, film, printmaking, painting, sculpture and fine art. Your studio practice will be supported by contextual studies, and the course will fully support you in your choice and application to further study.

How will it be delivered?

You will be formally assessed at half termly points throughout the year. Assessment on this course is a process in which you can learn to make judgements about your achievements. The final major project is externally assessed.

Entry requirements

You must achieve at least five GCSEs grade A*/9 - C/4 in four different subjects, including English Language and/or maths at least grade C/4, or an equivalent Level 2 vocational qualification. You will also need at least GCSE Art or an art related subject grade C/4. You will also need at least one A Level (or equivalent).

Your next steps...

This course can provide a pathway to universities and colleges throughout the UK, and in specialist subject areas across the spectrum of art and design practice.


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