Facebook Pixel SGS College | Be Outstanding

Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .


THANK YOU! Over £13000 raised for the British Red Cross to help families and communities in Ukraine - smashing our £10k target. Money raised so far

SGS College

0800 0567 253
[email protected]

Apply for this course here:



Foundation Art and Design Level 3 | Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Information Apply


Download course information in PDF format


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 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
  • Print making
  • Contextual studies
  • Drawing and sketchbooks
  • Creativity and critical analysis

This course is at based at three of our campuses including our dynamic and exciting WISE and Queens Road campuses located within easy reach of the city of Bristol which is accessible by train and by bus. As well as our Stroud campus in the centre of Gloucestershire, this campus is a short walk away from Stroud train station and easily accessible by bus.

How will I know how I am doing?

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

What do I need to join?

A strong portfolio, motivation, enthusiasm and creative enquiry. One A-level or equivalent, preferably in an art design-related area. And five GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

Previous work

Maths & English

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


The creative industries have continued to grow through this time of economic change. Traditional opportunities in the creative industries include: 2D and 3D fine art, design, graphics, media, illustration, product design, fashion textiles, print making, teaching, curation, etc. These opportunities are being added to by the growth of digital and online-based opportunities. 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.

Apply for this course

course information last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022 @ 8.30am (21 hours ago)

Full time Prospectus

Full-Time 2022-2023

Download prospectus
Here to help

Need assistance?

Enquire about this course

More courses in this area

Access Art and Design
Full-time - Bristol School of Art - Queens Road Campus , WISE Campus
L1 Creative Practices: Art & Design
Full-time - WISE Campus, Stroud Campus
L2 Creative Practices: Art & Design
Full-time - WISE Campus, Stroud Campus
L3 Creative Practices: Art, Design & Photography
Full-time - WISE Campus, Stroud Campus
L4 Creative Enterprise
Full-time - Stroud Campus
View all courses

Don’t let money hold you back

Money Management Service at SGS College
Money Management Service

The MMS team are on hand to provide you with information on:

Course fee waiver options Bursary support College meal schemes External support schemes Payment plan options Budgeting tips and tricks

Find more information on what financial support options may be available to you

Apply online

AvailabilityOur 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 [email protected]

Sep 2022
Bristol School of Art - Queens Road Campus
Sep 2022
Bristol School of Art - Queens Road Campus
Sep 2022
Stroud Campus
Sep 2022
Stroud Campus
Sep 2022
WISE Campus
Sep 2022
WISE Campus
Sports Academies

Become part of our AcademyIn addition with all Full-time study routes, you can also apply to become part of our Sporting academies. If you wish to also apply, add your chosen Academy to your course basket along with your chosen course of study.

WISE Campus
American Football Academy Apply
Athletics Academy Apply
Basketball Academy Apply
Boxing Academy Apply
Cricket Academy Apply
Female Football Academy Apply
Female Rugby Union Academy Apply
Golf Academy Apply
Male Football Academy Apply
Male Rugby Union Academy Apply
Netball Academy Apply
Table Tennis Academy Apply
TEAMS Academy Apply

Enquire about Foundation Art and Design 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

Back to top

Course fees explained

The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationary, books and other equipment), Tution (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depening on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tution fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

Learn more Close

How old are you?

Covid Update