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Art & Design (Foundation Studies)

Fine-tune your creative knowledge, skills and imagination in a stimulating environment. Our Diploma in Foundation Studies helps you explore and refine your creative abilities and decide which areas of interest absorb you the most. Studying this Diploma will further your opportunity to get into one of the UK’s leading centres for the study of Art and Design. The focus is on building and learning fresh practical skills, widening your contextual knowledge, creating an intense and exciting portfolio and interview practice.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Art & Design Level 3 or other Level 3 in Art & Design related subject
  • 5 GCSEs 9-4 including English & maths
  • Portfolio of Art & Design work
  • Mature students are considered on work experience and relevant portfolio

What you will study

  • Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice
  • Developing Specialist Practice
  • Consolidating Practice

What's Next?

Further Study

Creative Industries BA (Hons)


  • Graphic Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Photographer
  • Interior Designer
  • Jewellery Designer/Maker
  • Multimedia Artist & Animator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Lingerie Designer
  • Footwear Designer
  • Gallery or Museum Curator
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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