Please contact us for future course dates.
The Foundation Preparation Summer Workshop is an extended opportunity to develop visual, practical, and technical skills to give you the framework to build a varied collection of work that demonstrates your strengths, creativity and interests. Over ten days, you will be led through a series of structures, workshops and short projects, to help you become confident in fundamental aspects of all Foundation specialisms, including drawing, idea generation, visual research, thinking through making, and collective discussion.
The course is taught by experienced tutors from across the four Foundation specialisms (Visual Communication, 3D Design, Fashion & Fabrication, and Fine Art) and is a thorough introduction to our approach, ethos, and studio culture. We will work through a range of conceptual, research-driven and materials-focused processes and activities that will enable you to articulate your ideas, document them, and present them clearly and concisely. Experienced Foundation tutors will demonstrate how skills learnt can be applied to projects outside of this short course, and to select work for applications and portfolios. The course ends with a collective showcase of work produced across the two weeks in our Foundation studios.
You can view previous courses images on Instagram.
A basic list will be sent to you a week in advance of the course start date. All other materials will be provided by Kingston School of Art.
All our tutors are professional creatives who work within the industry and have extensive experience of sharing their knowledge and expertise at Kingston University.
This course has been cancelled and will not be taking place this year.
The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (e.g. for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.
As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.
Directions to Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: