UAL Art Foundation Diploma Level 3 and 4
If you want to develop an outstanding portfolio of work and you’re considering studying an art degree at university, then this is the perfect course for you. It’s a natural progression from either A Level studies or the Level 3 qualification in Art and Design, taking your skills one step further and helping you grow as a creative professional.
This is a unique course designed to prepare you for the rigours of university-level study, in art-related degrees such as photography, architecture, fine art, graphics, and fashion. You’ll study a broad range of topics, focusing on your area of specialism and developing your expertise, led by a team of experienced artists and designers.
We are an accredited centre of excellence working in partnership with the University of the Arts London (UAL) – Europe’s largest specialist art and design awarding body. This means you’ll have the best possible platform to progress and succeed, developing a portfolio that showcases your creativity and skill.
This course is all about helping you progress to university, acting as a stepping stone to pursuing a career in creative fields.
Because of our partnership with UAL, you will be in a strong position to apply for art-related degrees at universities throughout the country. You could progress directly to one of the following foundation degrees at University Centre South Devon in art, including Illustration Arts; Digital Design; Digital Marketing; Film and Photography; and Games and Interactive Design.
During the course, you’ll develop your specialism as you work towards a career that you are genuinely passionate about. The course covers a range of topics, so progression routes are varied, but past students have gone on to become graphic designers, fashion designers, illustrators, photographers, and more. Whatever your dream job is, this course will help you achieve it.
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
- You must have completed an appropriate vocational qualification at Level 3
Fine art, drawing, painting and print
Graphic design, typography and digital
Photography, film and animation
Fashion, textiles surface design
Illustration and image making
3D, product design and furniture
Interior design and architecture
Craft, ceramics and metals
Theatre design, costume and performance
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
"I will really miss my college days and from the beginning the tutor, Al, has been so supportive. From someone who has not completed anything academic in over 20 years, this course was a step in the right direction for me. I have learnt so much from the group of people, different organisations, but mostly from Al who has a wealth of HR knowledge. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Al and she will always go out of her way to support and guide you in the right direction". Kelly Gidley – Temporary Staffing Team Manager, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust