This one year course (for students who have A-levels or an equivalent qualification) will help you develop your imagination and powers of invention by setting you projects in a variety of different media. It’s the perfect way to find your creative voice if you’re not sure what degree course you’d like to study or boost your existing skills and portfolio if they’re not quite up to degree standard. What’s more, if you successfully complete the Foundation Diploma with us, you’re guaranteed a place on a degree course at AUB.
Students engage in four broad projects; drawing, art, design and media. Using these projects, students are able to diagnose their strengths in order to progress onto the Pathway option most suitable to them.
There are seven specialist Pathways for the final two stages of the course:
Our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection – in all four areas.
Entry to a Foundation Diploma course usually follows two years of sixth form study. We accept a wide range of qualifications. Our standard requirements are: - Five GCSE or equivalent passes at grade C or new grade 4 or above including a relevant Art, Design or Media subject plus Maths and English Plus a suitable Level 3 qualification for example: - a minimum of two GCE A-Level or equivalent at grade C or above (one of which must be in a relevant creative subject) For more details of other acceptable qualifications see our website: or contact Due to funding rules we are unable to accept Functional Skills, Key Skills or ALAN tests in place of Maths or English from UK applicants who will be under 19 when the course starts.
University of the Arts London
Poole, BH12 5HH
9:30am - 5:00pm
Foundation Art and Design
Free for 16-19 year oldsmore
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