Creative Arts

Art and Design Foundation Studies

"The tutors are extremely knowledgeable and have supported me through my journey. Overall, I have massively benefited from this experience." James, Art and Design Foundation Studies
"I’ve had an overwhelmingly positive experience on the Foundation course. Before, I was uncertain of which path to take, whereas now I am definite about progressing into the Fine Art discipline." Olivia, Art and Design Foundation Studies
"This course has given me the ability to see a challenge and walk towards it with excitement. The tutors have an incredible way of helping you work above and beyond your comfort zone." Seren, Art and Design Foundation Studies

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, Visual Communication, and Textiles and Fashion. You will gain a solid grounding in the conceptual, practical, historical and theoretical elements of each of these areas, 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 

    2nd in the UK for Art and Design (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)

    2nd in the UK for Design and Crafts (Guardian University Guide 2020)

    4th in the UK for Fashion & Textiles (Guardian University Guide 2020)

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

  • Excellent Progression 

    94% of our students were accepted by Higher Education institutions for higher degree study in 2019

  • 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