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Art and Design Foundation Diploma (NHEAR0001)

Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampus 
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 3 (18+) (RP16)07/09/202024/06/2021North Notts College – Retford Post 16 CentreAvailable for applications

Course Overview
This intensive one-year Foundation programme provides you with a valuable introduction to a wide range of creative disciplines, allowing you to experiment before specialising in your chosen area.

By choosing this qualification you will perfect your skills and build a portfolio of artwork to support your application to a degree-level qualification. With a focus on innovation and creativity, this course bridges the gap between study at Level 3 and degree, enabling you to progress onto a range of prestigious, highly-competitive degree courses.

This course is designed to improve your opportunities when applying for university courses and is a stepping stone to a degree course.

On completion you will gain the following UCAS Tariff points: 80 for a Pass, 96 for a Merit and 120 for a Distinction.

Modules Covered
  • Art and Design Research Methods
  • Art and Design Ideas and Development
  • Art and Design Materials and Methods
  • Art and Design Evaluation and Reflection
  • Integrated Art and Design Research
  • Preparation for Progression in Art and Design
  • Project Proposal and Realisation in Art and Design

Why study with us?
The course is lively, stimulating and enriched with a series of studio projects, lectures, talks from industry professionals and gallery visits, all of which encourage creative production and self-reliant learning.

We provide smaller study groups with training from industry professionals in industry settings. Our connections will allow you to gain the latest skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the art and design industry.

Entry requirements
A combination of the following qualifications to meet the required UCAS points:
  • A-Level at grade C or above in Art or two AS Levels at grade C or above to include Art
  • Successful completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design
  • Successful completion of a GNVQ Level 3 qualification

How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Next Step button at the top of this page
For more information support with your enquiry or application please contact Student Services by emailing or by calling 01909 504500.

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of this course you could go into employment as a Fine Artist, Animator, Graphic Designer, Textiles Designer, Architect, Interior Designer or Product Designer.

Please Note
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2019 and 2020-21. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.