Foundation Arts Diploma - MK College

Foundation Arts Diploma

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The highlights of this course include visits to galleries and exhibitions, opportunities to enter local and national competitions, expert course guidance on the creative sector, your own dedicated base rooms and workspaces with industry-standard equipment, and lots more. This qualification will give you an additional edge when applying to universities and for jobs in the creative industries. You will benefit from hearing from guest speakers and practising creatives, both from the industry and higher education.

UAL Level 3 & 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

What will I do

This course is three phases: Learning Skills and Context, Development and Progression and Proposal and Realisation. This includes the study of:

• Drawing and visual studies
• Fine art, painting, sculpture, printing and performance art
• 3D Design and crafts
• Photography, image and digital media
• Fashion and textiles
• Graphic design and illustration
• History of art & design, cultural studies

The first term is an exciting menu of taster workshops to help you make informed choices about career destinations, to support progression into higher education or employment. You will specialise in terms two and three. 

What’s next?

Having successfully completed this course you could progress to an HND/Foundation Degree, BA Honours Degree course, entry-level employment, or a creative apprenticeship. 

Is it for me?

Is your goal to progress on to Higher Education in Art and Design or enter employment in the Art and Design industry? The Foundation in Art and Design Diploma is an intensive and demanding one-year pre-degree course that is designed to assist you in expanding your portfolio through three phases. 

In the first term, you will encounter the ‘Learning Skills and Context’ stage. This is followed in the second term by ‘Development and Progression’ and finally the third term will be the ‘Proposal and Realisation’ Stage where you will complete a personal project for an exhibition. 


4 GCSEs x 4s (Including English and maths) 

1 x A-Level qualification (preferably in a creative subject) or relevant L3 (Advanced) qualification.

Or relevant experience

Course Information

  1. Foundation Arts Diploma



    16 Sep 2024


    Mon to Fri


    09:00 – 17:00


    Bletchley Campus

    • FEES

    • 16 – 18

      Fully Funded

    • 19 – 23


    • 24+


    • Overseas


More information is available on Fees & Funding for 19 + here and EEA Nationals here.

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