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Art, Design & Creative Media

UAL Art and Design Pre Degree Foundation Diploma - A016

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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This course is accredited by University of the Arts London (UAL). The course is designed to enable you to learn through discovery and exploration; this is primarily achieved through your engagement with projects and lectures. The course is essentially a transitional experience in Art, Design and Communication preparing you for either a place in higher education or employment.

Course Details

The course is concerned with the analysis and development of ideas and their realisation in two and three dimensions. From initially being organised around specific themes and projects, it evolves into one in which emphasis is placed on the development of personalised solutions related to work programmes devised by each student in consultation with relevant tutors. This demands considerable personal initiative and will require the continuation of studies outside of College hours. You will be encouraged to develop practical and intellectual skills relevant to the visualisation and realisation of your ideas. Your potential will be continually assessed through the use of group and individual tutorials and formal assessments at key points throughout the year. This, together with a programme of visits made by the students to degree centres, enables a realistic and informed choice to be made regarding your individual future course of study.

The course is divided into 3 Units.

  • Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice
  • Unit 3: Developing Specialist Practice (Level 4)
  • Unit 4: Consolidating Practice

Please note that Unit 2 is only completed at Level 3. This course is Level 4.

Units are the basic building blocks of the course and can be described as a self-contained package of learning defined in terms of learning time. This includes taught time, independent study, access to resources and assessment. There are specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

  • Part 1 - Learning Skills and Context (40 Level 3 credits)
  • Part 2 - Development and Progression (40 Level 3 credits)
  • Part 3 - Proposal and Realisation (40 Level 4 credits) Unit 7

There is a comprehensive programme of contextual studies including the History of Art, Design and related areas. Use is made of local Art Galleries and Museums and we have a study visit to London.

Entry Guidelines

A portfolio of art work will be required at interview.

Prospective students should be a minimum of 18 years of age.

5 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 4 or above), 3 of which should be academic subjects (including English) or equivalent and at least 1 full A level or equivalent.

(These are minimum requirements and in practice the majority of students possess more).

Equipment Required

Basic art equipment, pen drive and A1 portfolio folder.

Assessment Method

Continuous assessment through project/assignment work.

Additional Information

Some additional costs might occur if you wish to explore more unconventional materials in your work or for some educational visits (long distance/duration).

Awarding Body

Our Awarding Body is owned by, and based within, the University of the Arts London which consists of six internationally renowned colleges; Camberwell College of Arts, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

BA (Hons), University or College or employment in the art and design industry.

You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:


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Starting 7th September 2020 - Ending - 24th June 2021

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If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £4800.00

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:15 — 16:30 12 Quays

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