About

This course is fundamental if you want to progress to university to study Art & Design at Degree level. If you have completed senior high school, the Foundation Diploma will give you the opportunity to study a wide range of Art & Design disciplines.

What to Expect

First Term

After a week of sampling all optial subjects, you will pick three of these subjects to study over a rotational period. You will also consider which university you wish to apply to and you are supported and advised by lecturers whilst making your university UCAS applications. At the end of this term, you will have an introduction to your chosen specialist area.

Second Term

You will be set a number of projects which you will work on in your specialist area. During this time you will also develop your portfolio, ready for university interviews.

Third Term

This term is all about your final major project. As part of this, you will also complete a journal which is a reflection and evaluation of your work. At the end of the term, we will celebrate your achievements by holding an exhibition of student work or staging a fashion show.

We Provide

  1. 5 days a week contact time
  2. small class sizes, on average no more than 15 students to 1 teacher
  3. one-on-one support in class
  4. personalised portfolio assistance and advice
  5. your own dedicated workspace
  6. your own iMac
  7. your own mannequin
  8. lecturers based in your studio all day every day
  9. studio access 7 days a week
  10. guaranteed participation in an end-of-year show
  11. dedicated university officer, to help with your university applications and careers advice
  12. opportunities to broaden your experiences by visiting exhibitions and shows over the world
  13. outstanding teachers who are working artists, still exhibiting, bringing industry links and real insight to the world of work
  14. a dynamic and global community bringing opportunities, international contacts and friendships

Specialism Breakdown

Fashion Design

Key to Foundation is idea development through research and knowledge of fashion in context. Critical thinking is encouraged so you can assess what is good and bad in order for further progression. You will learn how to take your ideas from sketch to catwalk, and how to learn the physical making of a garment, from choosing the correct material to pinning and draping materials on a dummy and sewing the final pattern.

Fashion Promotion

This combines of all the creative elements of the fashion industry without creating garments; it’s the styling, marketing and promotion. You are not only exposed to the graphic design components of fashion, such as the design of a fashion label or fashion magazine page layout, but you will also learn the business fundamentals of selling a fashion product. A passion for the industry and an eye for creativity are must-haves if you are to excel in the world of fashion promotion.

Requirements

Age: 17 years +

Educational Level:

  • Successfully completed Senior High School with 1 x A level (grade C or above) & 3 x GCSEs or equivalent.
  • Students who do not meet these entry requirements will still be considered on their own individual potential to succeed.

English Level: IELTS 4.5+ (no element under 4.0)

Portfolio: Portfolio of work showing personal work, school work, finished and prepared

Awarding Body: University of the Arts London Awarding Body

Award: UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Start: September

Course Length: 3 terms

Contact Time: Up to 25 hours per week

English Language: Up to 5 hours per week if required

Progression: Art & Design Degree

Home/EU Tuition Fees 2018 to 2019

Discounted Advance Price* 3 Termly Payments Per Term
UAL L4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design £18,320 £18,690 £6,230

* A 2% advance payment discount is given on programmes of 2 terms or more if payment for tuition and accommodation fees is made in full at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a refundable deposit payment of £2,200 (refundable after the completion of your course)

International Tuition Fees 2018 to 2019

Discounted Advance Price* 3 Termly Payments Per Term
UAL L4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design £26,990 £27,540 £9,180

* A 2% advance payment discount is given on programmes of 2 terms or more if payment for tuition and accommodation fees is made in full at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a refundable deposit payment of £2,200 (refundable after the completion of your course)

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
Duration
3 semesters
Price
6,230 GBP
Home/EU per term| International Students: £9,180 per term
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