Fine Art Pathway UAL Foundation Diploma


Fine Art Pathway UAL Foundation Diploma

About the course

Do you love art? Is it your aim to study fine art 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: fine art.

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 traditional skills combined with experimental techniques, as well as contemporary art theory and practice. 

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.

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
Start date
End date
35 Weeks
Business, Arts and Technology
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
Adults (19+)
Higher Education
School Leavers

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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