The Foundation course was suggested to me as a good means of preparing myself for further study on a BA course. I looked at one other Foundation course, but Loughborough offered the structure, teaching, and facilities to best enable the development of my creative practice.
The teaching, from both the academic and technical staff, has been pivotal in shaping the evolution of my practice, and the contextual framework within which it sits. The regular tutor interaction I experienced on the Foundation course challenged me to question the core interests of my practice and guided my research into alternative areas of study, most of which continue to form the pillars of my current practice.
The scope of facilities available to the Foundation students allows for the invaluable immediate testing of new materials and processes. I remain very grateful for the right space and equipment provided on the Foundation course, which propelled the experimental direction of my practice. Additionally, I found that becoming familiar with the range of approaches on offer at Loughborough during the Foundation course meant that I was fully prepared to utilise the resources upon embarking on the BA.
My initial ambitions following the Foundation course were to progress on to a Fine Art BA at Loughborough which I was able to achieve through the progression programme. Long-term, I intend to pursue a career within the creative industries, the basis of which is grounded in the skills and knowledge gained from the Foundation course.
The most enjoyable part of the Foundation course was the freedom it afforded me for creative exploration. I cannot overstate the significance of this, especially in preparation for degree level study.