The course is divided into three stages and culminates in a specialist outcome, or personal project. The emphasis throughout is on visual research, drawing and sketchbook development aimed at generating expressive art and design ideas. Historical and contemporary studies form an integral part of this course, and students will have the opportunity to try a number of specialist options.
The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is widely recognised as the standard entry qualification for degree level study at art colleges and universities throughout the United Kingdom. Leading universities such as the London College of Fashion recommend this course as the best preparation for a degree and it is the recommended preparation for a wide range of fine art and design subjects
UCAS Tariff pointsThe Foundation Diploma is on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and is also included in the UCAS Tariff for entry to higher education. The tariff points awarded for the Foundation Diploma are: