Art and Design (Level 3/4 Foundation)

Art and Design (Level 3/4 Foundation)

Subject Area: Art and Design


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152615
  • Entry Requirements

    A-Levels (or equivalent), OR Level 3 qualification including GCSE English and/or maths at grade 4 (C) or above.

    Portfolio interview and suitable reference.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This is a University Arts London (UAL) course

    The Foundation study programme is a one-year, full-time experience that allows you to explore a variety of disciplines within an art and design framework. This is supported throughout the year by a programme of critical studies, drawing, and visual studies.

    The study programme is made up of 7 units, divided into 3 terms, the first is experimental and experiential, the second is developmental and concerned with progression to higher education, and the third is the realization of the year's work. The first two terms are graded Pass only, and the Final Project is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction (a Distinction is 285 UCAS points). You will be expected to study 18 hours in college and 10 hours of self-directed private study.

    The Foundation study programme is primarily aimed at those who wish to progress to higher education. You will be advised about progression to University and Portfolio preparation.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Drawing studio | Fashion and Textile | Film Theatre | Animation Studio | Photography Studio | Photography Dark Room

    Course Highlights

    The University of the Arts London Awarding Body Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is designed for post A-Level students, and prepares for progression from diploma to degree. Students spend the first term investigating different areas of art and design, identifying strengths and personal interests. As the year progresses, students have freedom to specialise and focus on individual projects, resulting in an exhibition of your work at the end of the year and a unique and varied portfolio, ready for your undergraduate degree.

    Core Skills Covered: Creativity | Research | Evaluating | Communication | Patience | Feedback

    Next Steps

    100% of Foundation students applied to and gained places at university. Students from the Foundation course gained places at a range of prestigious Universities; these include Glasgow School of Art, London College of Fashion, Falmouth University, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, Brighton University and Chelsea, Camberwell, and Wimbledon.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    There are a range of trips throughout the course, mainly to London galleries and local institutions and the UCAS fair. There are also overseas trips, recently including New York, Amsterdam, and Barcelona.

    Anon - UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Level 3.

    The Art and Design team and tutors are amazing! At first I was nervous that they wouldn’t know how I like to work but the one to one tutorials definitely helped to bridge that gap. Also, it's up to you to express who you are. You have 42 weeks to get to know the team. The staff are very knowledgeable in terms of techniques, UCAS process and what kind of courses would suit you. They are very supportive and encouraging. If you have something that bothers you, tell them - however big or small. They are there to help. Overall, my experience last year helped me prepared for the upcoming university year dramatically”.