Art and Design Foundation Studies (Design Pathway) - UAL Level 3 Diploma
About the course
Do you love art and design? Is it your aim to study design at university? If you have A Level or Advanced Vocational Certificate qualifications, or are a mature student who has completed a preparatory art and design course, this course is for you.
You will need a portfolio of work and:
- One A Level and 3 GCSEs (Grades 9- 4), including an 8 or 6 in Art or a closely related subject, or
- Two A Levels and 2 GCSEs (Grades 8 - 4), including 9 or 6 in Art or a closely related subject, or
- Five GCSEs (Grades 9 - 4), including an 8 or 6 in Art or a closely related subject, or
- BTEC Extended Diploma.
Adult students are welcome to have an interview and a review of their prior achievement.
For International students, equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered along with an IELTS score of 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill), or equivalent.
This course gives you an opportunity to try many aspects of art and design within your chosen pathway: design.
The broad experience and skills you acquire on this course will help you to explore your own potential and build a portfolio of work.
You will study contemporary art theory and practice, and will learn traditional skills combined with experimental techniques, including exploring ground-breaking 2D and 3D design materials and processes.
You will also participate in an end-of-year exhibition of work.
You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and presentations. Practical assessment will include a final major project ending with a public exhibition of work.
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, awarded by Edexcel.
Following the course, you can progress to a range of related degree courses and a wide range of careers, including in the film and creative industries.
Last year, many of our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students progressed to university, including a high percentage to colleges within The University of the Arts and Goldsmiths College.
Select your preferred start date
All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.
If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.
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