Foundation Diploma in Art & Design: Course features
What this course offers you
This one-year course prepares you for degree-level art and design programmes. During the past seven years, all our students who wished to, have progressed onto the top universities both in the UK and internationally.
It is broken down into three stages in accordance with Edexcel guidelines. You will study one stage each term:
in term one (the exploratory stage) broad-based workshops helps you to choose and understand a subject and industry-future specialism;
in term two (the pathway stage) you explore your subject choice in greater detail and prepare portfolios for degree-level interviews; and
in the final term (the confirmatory stage) you write and direct your own brief using the knowledge, skills and confidence you have acquired during the course.
You will also to take part in a London drawing trip.
We are closely connected to all the degree courses in the Faculty. You benefit from joint projects with degree students whenever possible.
Experienced and supportive staff help you achieve your full potential. All teaching staff are practising artists or designers and the small intake of students ensures regular one-to-one tutorial guidance, throughout the year.
You will work in a small studio group of around 25 students, lead by a subject-specific tutor. The course is taught five days a week and benefits from all access to the Faculty's facilities where all students will be inducted with workshops.
London's art world is also easily accessible from Kingston. Research in galleries and design museums forms part of the course curriculum.
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