UAL Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Digital Media

Building your prior experience of art. the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 and 4) is a flexible programme aimed at building your prior experience of art and take your skills and creative abilities further. It provides an essential introduction to the creative arts by developing a range of creative disciplines, and provide you with a route to Higher Education or to a creative career. Our experienced staff will provide support, guidance and inspiration throughout the year.

The creative content includes:

  • Drawing & painting (visual studies)
  • Moving image (video, film, animation)
  • Graphic communication
  • Fashion / textile design
  • 3D ceramics
  • Photography/lens-based media
  • Exhibition planning and management

The course is divided into three units as follows:

Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice
This unit will allow you to experiment and become familiar with a broad range of areas in art, design and media.

Developing Specialist Practice

You will be encouraged to define your creative ambitions within a chosen specialist practice.

Consolidating Practice

You will initiate, research, complete and evaluate a project within your chosen professional context.

This qualification is accredited by the University of the Arts London (UAL). 

UAL Foundation Diploma Information Day

Arrange to speak with a member of our Richmond Art School to find out more OR come to our UAL Foundation Diploma Information Day.

Thu 13 June 2019 | 4pm -7.30pm
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Sat 29 June 2019 | 11am - 3pm
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Sat 6 July 2019 | 10am - 4pm 
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Deadline for applications - Monday July 15th, 2019

You may qualify for a loan, or if you are on a low income simply talk to us when enrolling.

Advanced Learner Loan

If you are aged between 19 - 23 and are studying your first full Level 3 then this course is FREE.

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