There are many fulfilling and exciting careers in art and design, and our fast-paced and intensive Foundation Diploma offers a focused, inspiring and memorable year which wil thoroughly prepare you for further study or professional practice.

The completion of a Foundation Course is a prerequisite for most BA art and design courses in the UK.  Our aim is to go further than simply help you prepare for an interview – we set out to help you develop the skills you need to go on to be the leading artists and designers of the future.  Whether you intend to make an application for a BA course in these subjects, explore a personal interest or take the first step on a career, with this course you will be making an important investment in your future.

You will be introduced to a wide range of creative subjects, with the time, space and expert teaching you need to experiment and evolve your ideas and your conceptual and practical skills.  Following carefully structured projects and taught workshops you will be supported to progressively take greater control of your own learning and identify your own specialist direction.

Due to our high ratio of staff to students and our motivating and supportive studio environment we are able to tailor the course to your specific interests. The Foundation exhibition at the end of the year demonstrates an extrodinary range of directions and outputs by our hugely creative students.

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