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Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 3

This course is aimed at post A Level students or those who have completed a one year Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design and wish to study at a higher level.

36 Weeks
Full Time
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 3 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification

Course Info

This course is diagnostic, enabling you to make an informed choice as to your future career within the creative industries. There are 3 stages to the course:

1. During the exploratory stage, you will explore a variety of specialist media techniques through workshops in Printmaking, Fashion and Textiles, Graphics and 3D. You will also develop your drawing and visual communication skills focusing on idea generation and open-minded creative exploration.

2. The pathway stage will identify appropriate progression routes into Higher Education, further training or employment and build a portfolio to support this.

3. The final stage, confirmatory, consists of a final major project which is externally examined and provides the overall grade for the course – Pass, Merit or Distinction.


The course involves a variety of teaching methods which include workshops, lectures, personal tutorials, group tutorials, and extended studies.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

3 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification. Candidates with a strong portfolio will be considered subject to interview.