Course Overview

The Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is a Full-time Further Education course designed for students wanting to work in the Creative Arts industry, with aspirations of becoming an artist or designer. This is located in the Creative, Visual and Performing Arts (CVP) Department.

The course is mainly a visual and practical programme, which allows students the time, support and environment to discover their individual strengths.

Delivered in an enthusiastic, friendly and supportive atmosphere where students develop an individual approach with confidence. Students are encouraged to explore fresh, exciting ideas and to challenge and develop their existing skills and abilities.

The programme is delivered through, lessons, workshops, live projects, individual study, group discussions, group critiques; demonstrations (technical and practical) and lectures will be underpinned by tutorial support and seminar presentations. During the programme students will be supported to successfully identify future directions, higher level courses and careers.

This course is characterised by broad ranging, radical and experimental approaches to Art & Design, enabling post Level 3 Art, Design or Media courses, such as AS/A2 or Extended Diploma, and mature learners to make informed choices about career and progression pathways.