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Art & Design | UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design | Part-Time


The part-time Foundation course is an intensive 1-year Art & Design diploma taught over two days per week. The course is designed to develop and extend your creativity through a series of thought-provoking and stimulating projects and workshops. The course will enable you to build a professional portfolio suitable for employment or university-level study. Successful completion will facilitate progression into any higher education creative direction or degree pathway and is most suitable for 19+ students and mature learners.
At the start of the course, you will benefit from an intensive skills-building program that will introduce you to a wide range of processes and techniques. You will have the opportunity to work between 2D and 3D media to help you understand how to develop creative concepts and ideas. Seminars and presentations will help you to articulate your ideas further.
The course is designed to provide you with intellectual challenges and will encourage you to consider how you wish to work as an artist or designer. You will learn how to evaluate your work and ideas and how to reflect on your practice. This will include the exploration of various approaches to working creatively, including the investigation of the work of others, critical reviews, gallery visits, and other research activities.
It is expected that you will study independently for one or two days per week to develop your practice. You will also be required to undertake extracurricular work such as research and attending university open days. This course has an excellent track record of placing students at prestigious universities and art colleges across the UK. On successful completion, you will receive a UAL Level 3 Diploma.
This course is open to adults 19+ and is eligible for funding via the Advanced Learner Loan.


  • Applicants must be aged 19 or over to apply.
  • Completion of the Level 2 Diploma or equivalent, or a strong portfolio which meets exploratory assessment criteria.
  • Interview required.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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