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Foundation Art & Design

Full-time Foundation Art & Design Level 3 | Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies

The course is designed to ensure that you have the utmost opportunity to expand your creative, theoretical and contextual skills. The foundation course is a diagnostic course. It will enable you to understand your strengths and areas for development, and ultimately will help you to decid...

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email admissions@sgscol.ac.uk

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September 2020WISE Campus3Apply Online
September 2020Stroud Campus3Apply Online
September 2020Queens Road Campus3Apply Online

Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

The course is designed to ensure that you have the utmost opportunity to expand your creative, theoretical and contextual skills. The foundation course is a diagnostic course. It will enable you to understand your strengths and areas for development, and ultimately will help you to decide which area you would like to specialise in. It introduces you to a wide range of skills and disciplines, such as:

  • Fine art: 2D painting and 3D sculpture
  • Fashion design
  • Textiles and surface design
  • Graphic design illustration
  • 4D design: product design, ceramics, applied crafts
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Contextual studies
  • Drawing and sketchbooks
  • Creativity and critical analysis

What do I need to join?

A strong portfolio, motivation, enthusiasm and creative enquiry. Three A-levels or equivalent, including one in an art and design-related area.

How will I know how I am doing?

Through regular one-to-one and group tutorials, critiques and tutor and peer feedback. You will be assigned a personal tutor and given structured, achievable targets and clear, regular feedback.

Maths & English

Additional maths and English qualifications can be studied and both are embedded within the course.

Employability

The creative industries have continued to grow through this time of economic change. Traditional opportunities in the creative industries include: 2D or 3D fine art, design, graphics, media, illustration, product design, fashion, textiles, printmaking, teaching, curation, etc. These are being added to by the growth of digital and online-based opportunities. So much more of how we work, shop and communicate is based on the visual language being created by yesterday's art students.

Work Experience

Live projects and work experience are integral to the course. You will be encouraged to seek work experience to develop a CV of exciting elements. You will have personal statement and CV writing tutorials to support you, and tutors will pass on exciting opportunities to suit you.

What can I do next?

Students can progress into higher education or employment within the creative industries. The best art design degree courses require this qualification in addition to A-levels, as it guarantees a more accurate specialism choice.

Our students successfully gain entry to a huge range of reputable degree courses. We are highly respected by universities and art schools for the quality of education we deliver and the nature of the students we recommend.

What are my career options?

Careers within art are diverse and include employment as an illustrator, designer, photographer or teacher. Many artists become self-employed.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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