Creative Arts

Art and Design Foundation Studies

"Art Foundation at Loughborough for me has been a very positive experience. I have gained so much confidence as an artist and learnt new skills." Clementine, Foundation Diploma
"Before this course I was unsure of which degree to pursue. The Foundation course gave me an insight into all the ‘art’ possibilities and spending time in each specialism helped make up my mind." Miriam, Foundation Diploma
“The course is very exciting. You are always on your toes with deadlines, research, drawing and experimentation.” Clare, Foundation Diploma

The UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies is a fast-paced, fun and creative course that encourages you to develop your artistic ability. You will learn a broad range of skills before tailoring the course to what you enjoy and eventually choosing the specialist undergraduate course best suited to you.

Our internationally renowned staff will help you grow as an artist over the year, teaching you both theoretical and practical learning in 3D Design, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Illustration and Textiles. You will gain a solid grounding in the conceptual, practical, historical and theoretical elements of each of these subjects, and then be given the freedom to tailor the course to focus on your preferred area.

Why Choose Us

  • Consistently World Renowned 

    28th in the world for Art and Design
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)

    Top 40 in the world for Art and Design for the last five years
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Academic Excellence across the arts 

    3rd in the UK for Fashion & Textiles (Guardian University Guide 2019)

    4th in the UK for Art and Design (Complete University Guide 2020)

    4th in the UK for Art and Design (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

    4th in the UK for Design and Crafts (Guardian University Guide 2019)

  • Excellent Progression 

    95% of our students were accepted by Higher Education institutions for higher degree study in 2018

  • Independent recognition 

    Rated outstanding in our latest Ofsted inspection for learning outcomes (2018)

  • Fantastic Facilities 

    Students are introduced to our Creative Hubs, enabling them to develop new skills and explore exciting possibilities