An exciting one-year intensive art and design programme that provides a transition from general education to a specialist art and design qualification, enabling the learner to make an informed decision when applying to art and design higher education or seeking employment within a related creative industry. The programme is designed to build upon a learner's prior experience, linking skills already acquired with ideas and challenges that will extend the learner's critical independence and enable them to demonstrate a full understanding of the relevant standards to achieve progression to Higher Education, a career or apprenticeship of their choice
You will need 5 GCSEs grade A* - C (8/9 - 4/5), preferably including English; a Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and/or English; or 3 GCSEs Grade A* - C (8/9 - 4/5), including English and 1 'A' Level in a related subject; or a Level 3 Diploma in another relevant subject area (Distinction or Merit).
We cover 4 areas of art & design: Visual communication (graphics, advertising, animation, film, illustration, photography); 3D Design (architecture, interior, product, & furniture design, model making, prop/set design); Fine art (painting, 3D, mixed media, printmaking, photography); Fashion and Textiles (fashion journalism, styling, photography, accessories, media make-up). UAL guidelines dictate a 3 part year: 1: Learning skills and context broad-based workshops - helps you choose/understand a subject and industry specialism. 2: Development and Progression - explore a subject choice in greater detail and prepare portfolios for degree-level interviews. 3: Project Proposal & Realisation - write and direct your own final major project brief using knowledge, skills & confidence you have acquired during the course. Lecturers are innovative in delivery, identifying specific discipline expertise, and ensure that learners' abilities are translated into realised goals.
Assessment is formative and coursework is assessed throughout the year.
UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies
Please complete an application form and return to the College - either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus.
Yes - you will need to meet a member of staff for an interview; to which you should bring a portfolio of your artwork, and a written piece (approximately 300 words - one side of A4) on why you are applying for a creative course and what your future plans are.
Most materials will be provided, but it is advisable to invest in a range of art and design related equipment and materials, so you can continue your work outside of the studios.
Students may be required to study Functional Skills or GCSE English and/or Maths as part of their programme.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.