What will I study?
This nationally recognised and highly successful course prepares students for advanced level study at BA Honours degree and Foundation Degree level. We offer a broad Art and Design education, including drawing, colour study, painting, figure drawing, life and location drawing, photography, film and video, 3D (dimensional) design including wood, metal, ceramics and plaster. We also offer painting, paper making and print-making processes, including block and mono-printing. Art and Design History is a feature of the course, with a full-programme of lectures and group discussion.
Candidates who would most benefit from the Diploma will normally be 18 years of age, or older.
What will I need to qualify for this course?
In order to qualify for this course students’ will need either:
- 1 AS (usually Art) supported by 3 GCSE Grades A* to C,
- A BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design
PLUS a portfolio of work.
Mature applicants (over 19) will be admitted on the basis of interview and must show evidence of an aptitude for this level of qualification. All applicants must submit a folder of recent art work at interview.
In order to gain a full National Diploma Pre Degree Foundation Art and Design these units will be studied:
- Print making
- Fashion and Textiles
- 3D Design
- Illustration Graphic Design
- Life Drawing
- Drawing and Painting
- History and Contextual Studies
- Electronic Image Manipulation
- Digital Media
How can I progress?
The Art and Design Foundation course provides natural progression to a Degree or Foundation Degree. This in turn can lead to careers in all
Art & Design areas including Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Product Design and Multi-Media Design.
Animation and Special Effects Designer
Theatre Set Designer
Available to the following age groups