Art and Design Foundation Diploma
Online College of Art & Design
Distance learning, home tuition, art courses
Also Foundation Diploma in Graphic Design, Fashion & Costume Design, Photography, Illustration and Fine Art
Duration of course: One year (full time), Two years (part time)
Level / equivalence: Level 3 / 4. Equivalent to 2 A Levels, BTEC Foundation Diploma
UCAS points: Distinction 286 points, Merit 225 points, Pass 165 points. A level at A* only offers 140 points
Progression: Prepares students for practical art degrees at university and careers in the creative industries
Tutors: Fully qualified and experienced art and design tutors
Examination board: ABC Awards
3 GCSE /IGCSE grades A* - C or equivalent including English and Art. Any applicant with a strong portfolio of work and a strong desire to progress will be considered. Applications from mature students over 25 years old are welcomed (with or without formal qualifications). The College takes into consideration alternative qualifications and relevant work experience. Apply today »
You will be supported through 8 units in 3 key stages. You will develop a range of practical skills using a variety of media. These will be explored through themed projects and will include both 2d and 3d work. You will explore: Painting, Textiles, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture and Digital art practice. You will develop knowledge, skills and understanding in historical and contemporary art practice. In the third and final stage, you will be asked to produce a final major project in your chosen specialist discipline working to your own project brief.
Foundation Diploma in Graphic Design, Fashion & Costume Design, Photography, Illustration or Fine art
On completing the exploratory stage of the course you may opt to specialise in Graphic design, Fashion and costume design, Photography or Fine Art.
How it works
Students receive access to our online college site where they can access and work through their course. Lessons / tasks are listed along with supporting resources, videos for skills development, step by step tutorials etc. Photographs of students' completed work are uploaded to their college e portfolio for marking and written feedback on how to progress. Additionally students are invited to discuss with an experienced and qualified personal tutor their progress and receive verbal feedback, encouragement and support. Students may also benefit from relationships with their fellow online students as they can view profiles and comment on each others' art work if they wish.
The first two stages, exploratory and pathway, will be internally assessed by the college through digital photagraphs of your art work. The third stage, confirmatory, will be externally assessed with photographs of your final major project being sent to the examiner.
You will need to communicate with your tutor and fellow students and so a computer with broadband connection is essential. You will also need headphones and microphone for interactive virtual classroom sessions. A digital camera with USB lead or card reader will be necessary to send your tutor photographs of your creations.
Apart from the ICT requirements you will of course need art making materials. You don't have to spend a fortune as almost anything can be recycled into art so scout around.
Costs and Payment Options
Cost of course tuition: GBP 2000 (International students pay the same)
Easy interest free payment terms available - no credit check.
Part time students can pay just GBP 99 per month over 20 months. Full time students can pay just GBP 199 over 10 months.
10% discount for payment in full before 30th August.
Cheque(s) made payable to:
83a High Street
SG1 3HR UK
Credit card and standing order payment options available.
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