Hear from our former students about their experiences studying Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at City & Guilds of London Art School.

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How did working in the Art School for five days a week shape your practice?  When I started the Foundation course at City & Guilds of London Art School, I was progressing from a part-time art & design BTEC and was concerned about committing to the full-time courseload. However, I quickly saw that using the […]

- Pear Nuallak

The year I spent at City & Guilds of London Art School studying the Foundation was one of the most rewarding academic years of my life. Having reluctantly given up art to study science at university, I never thought I’d get the chance to complete a Foundation. With the opportunity arising in my early twenties, […]

- Stephanie Alishan

Studying Foundation at the Art School was crucial to my growth creatively and as an individual. The course drew me out of ‘A-Level’ thinking and encouraged me to be more experimental and confident. Throughout the first 10 weeks you experience a diagnostic period which exposes you to a huge range of art and design disciplines; […]

- Jo Harrison-Hall

Before applying to study my Foundation, I intended to study History of Art, not really knowing what a Fine Art degree entailed and intimidated by the jump in quality I had observed looking at graduating fine artists and comparing this to the work I had done at A-level. By the time I started studying at […]

- Eleanor Arnold

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