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Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignLevel 4 Diploma

This is a dynamic, intensive and creative course that covers a wide range of specialist areas and also helps you prepare a portfolio to assist with entry to a higher education course in an art and design subject. 

Course details


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This intensive course is designed to improve your creative skills and offers the opportunity to explore the different areas of art and design and enables you to focus on a specialist area of your choice. It is aimed at those seeking to progress to university or employment.

What's covered?

  • graphic design and illustration
  • fashion and textiles
  • fine art and sculpture
  • printmaking and visual communication
  • multi-media and photography
  • maths and English

Within these specialist areas you will also be able to develop skills in:

  • drawing and painting
  • photography
  • textiles
  • digital media

How will my work be assessed?

Your work will be assessed through a mixture of practical tasks and supporting written material. Your progress will be supported by regular, ongoing feedback throughout the course.

What can I do after this?

• higher education at university or college, including our degrees in Costume Construction, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design or Photography at University Centre Southend & Thurrock

  • One A-level or Art and Design Level 3 Extended Diploma plus three GCSEs at grade 4/C including maths and English and an art-related subject, or equivalent
  • You will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio
  • Successful attendance at interview event

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If you have any questions, a course adviser is here to help you.

  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Provision Adults
  • Cost £3000.00
  • Cost details Course fee based on 2018-19 for UK/EU students
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  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Provision School leavers
  • Cost Free
  • Cost details FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
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