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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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