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Overview

The creative economy is the fastest growing industry in the UK and contributes over £100 billion to the UK’s GDP. Creativity is the future!

The Art and Design Diploma in Foundation Studies will enable you to engage in an intensive one-year programme to prepare for Higher Education or employment within the creative industries. Our Art courses are awarded by the University of the Arts London and are highly respected.

‘…Students in creative arts…benefit strongly from the expertise of their teachers…produce good standards of work….’ Ofsted, 2018

Course description

You may be a student who is unsure what area you want to specialise in. You could be a mature learner who wants to change direction and develop a new career. Whatever your journey, if you love being creative and want to explore your skills, this is the right course.

If you are 18 during enrolment, there are no fees to pay. Check the website for our latest fees for those who are 19 and over.

What areas will I study?

You will be able to experiment to find the most suitable arts career for you. You will gain a variety of skills and an overview of techniques on this post-A Level course, which could lead to careers in the following:

Graphic Design / Illustration / Games Design & CGI / Animation / Fine Art / Interior Design / Jewellery Design / Architecture / Fashion Design / Textile Design / Product Design / Applied Arts and many more

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £3500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £3500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.