Foundation Art and Design

Wiltshire College

Program Description

Foundation Art and Design

Wiltshire College

Foundation Art and Design

The Art and Design Foundation has been running for over 50 years and is recognised by the best UK Art and Design institutes with students progressing on to some of these every year.

Students are provided with permanent workstations in a well-lit, purpose built studio with access to excellent specialist workshops for 3D work, ceramics, printmaking, photography and computer work.

Regular tutorials are an important part of the programme allowing tutors to work with students to focus on their coursework and help to identify their strengths and future progression.

During both the autumn and spring terms there are organised visits to see galleries and exhibitions in London.

Course structure

The one year foundation consists of 7 mandatory units covering a whole range of art and design, including drawing, painting, basic design, surface and colour, 3D studies, print making, photography, digital media and art and design history.

The first part of this course is 'diagnostic'; students explore a wide range of media and methods and are then able to diagnose which area fits their abilities and aspirations.

At Christmas students choose to specialise in one of four broad areas for the remainder of the course: 3D Design and Craft, Fashion and Textiles, Visual Communications or Fine Art. Students often choose areas which they had not previously anticipated and students who studied Art at A Level often become designers.


Autumn Term

  • Unit 1 - Research Record and Respond
  • Unit 2 - Media Experimentation
  • Unit 3 - Preparation and Progression

Spring Term

  • Unit 4 - Information and Interpretation
  • Unit 5 - Personal Experimental Studies
  • Unit 6 -Extended Media Development

Summer Term

  • Unit 10 Final Major Project

Tutorial Services

As a full-time student at Wiltshire College, you will be supported throughout your course by either a Personal Tutor, Academic Advisor or Learning Mentor. You will receive one to one tutorials at least 6 times a year with your allocated member of staff.

The purpose of your one to one tutorial is to ensure that you are making the necessary progress towards the achievement of your main qualification aim and to address any academic or personal issues that you may wish to raise.

In addition you will be encouraged to undertake enrichment activities and events or complete a Personal and Social Development qualification that will help you grow and prosper as an individual, thereby supporting your progression opportunities into further study, training or employment.

Entry requirements

  • A recent portfolio of advanced standard (assessed by tutors prior to gaining admission)
  • 12 years of high school education including Art and Design related subjects
  • IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each section
  • A satisfactory interview.

What Next?

The main aim of this course is to enable you to progress to higher education. The course has an established record of success with over 95% of students progressing to good degree courses every year.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 10, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 year
Full time
10,000 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Salisbury, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 10,000 GBP