Art & Design Level 3 (Foundation Studies)

This exciting and intensive one-year pre-Degree course is designed to give you the opportunity to experiment with a broad range of art and design disciplines and ways of expressing ideas in art and design using our extensive facilities.

Course Level:
Level 3
1 Year
Aireville Campus
Awarding Body:


Is a career in Art & Design the one for you? Then studying at Foundation Level is a fantastic opportunity to explore your interests and the breadth and diversity that come with them. A huge strength of choosing to study at Foundation Level is the individual development in creating projects and working independently, all of which are skills needed for further study at Degree level or in employment.

Realise your potential with our fantastic industry standard facilities including Commercial Graphics Studio and Photography Studio equipped with Mac computers, 3D Modelling & Animation Suite with Adobe Creative Cloud 2015, Fashion, Textiles and 3D Design Studios as well as individual Fine Art spaces.

You will be taught by a team of tutors who are recognised practitioners in their areas of expertise including Digital Arts, Graphics, Photography, Illustration, Fine Art and Fashion. Artists and practitioners also come to College to talk about their work and experience. We work with galleries, Universities and businesses to ensure you have the opportunity to showcase your work.


  • Fine Art, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Fashion & Textiles, Photography, Printmaking & Digital Animation Specialisms
  • Drawing Historical & Contextual Studies
  • Final Major Project
  • Research & Write a Dissertation

Entry Requirements

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



Your choices may include:

  • Architect
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer / Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Jewellery Maker / 3D Designer
  • Photographer


Your choices may include:

  • Art & Design BA (Hons)
  • Graphics BA (Hons)
  • Photography BA (Hons)
  • 3D Design BA (Hons)
  • Fashion & Textiles BA (Hons)