(ABC Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies, Art and Design; subject to approval)
A comprehensive Art Foundation course which is designed to develop personal creativity, problem solving and independent thought. This course is intended for those students who want to progress to degree level study at art college or university. Students undertaking the course can expect to develop an extensive portfolio of work in a wide range of media.
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 be encouraged to develop critical awareness in relation to their own work and that of others.
The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is widely recognized as the standard entry qualification for degree level study at Art College and University throughout the United Kingdom.
This course leads to the award of the Diploma in Foundation Studies from the Awarding Body Consortium (ABC), one of the UK’s leading providers of accredited awards. The Diploma may be awarded at the level of pass, merit or distinction.
Normally four GCSE passes at grade C or above or equivalent, and at least one GCE A2 Level at grade E or above. Mature students without formal qualifications are welcome to apply.
What’s included in the fee
The course fee includes unlimited online tuition and support, together with access to course materials and to a secure personal online studio, where you can upload and store images of your work and communicate with your tutor.
All our courses are supported by comprehensive learning materials which provide step by step instructions for the completion of exercises and projects, together with suggestions for further study and information on artists, techniques and materials.