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University of the Arts London (UAL) Foundation Diploma Art and Design

Art & Design

Course Overview

The aim of the UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course is to encourage creativity, experimentation and enquiry. The course builds upon students prior experience, linking skills already acquired with ideas and challenges, which will expand their critical independence and enable them to make informed decisions when applying to Higher Education, or seeking employment within a related industry.The course is characterised by student- centred learning encompassing exploratory and investigative practices, contextual research and material testing and provides a transition from general education to specialist art and design education.During the course you will be introduced to a range of techniques and processes in Graphic Design, Fashion and Textiles, 3D Design, Illustration, Print and Fine Art. The UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is included in the UCAS tariff and attracts tariff points of:Pass = 80, Merit = 96, Distinction = 112.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Applications/Enrolment now Closed for this year

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 31/08/2021
  • Course: UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Unit 4: Consolidating Practice
  • Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice
  • Unit 2: Developing Specialist Practice
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include Art or Design; Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design; or equivalent Level 3 qualification in a relevant creative subject. You will be required to attend an interview session and must present an A Level standard portfolio.

ROI Requirements

5 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include Art , OR Leaving Cert Applied – Merit/Dist; OR FETAC Award – 8 subjects. You will be required to attend an interview session and must present a Leaving Cert standard portfolio

Work Placement

Erasmus opportunities are sometimes available during course study.

What's Next?

Further Study

Successful participants can progress to the HND in Art and Design ( Art Practice), HND in Art and Design (Textiles), HND in Digital Design, HNC in Graphic Design within NWRC or to Hons degree programmes throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe

Career Prospects

Former students have found employment in areas including costume design for productions such as Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders, fashion design for John Rocha, and Marks & Spencer, theatrical costumes & Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, graphic design, teaching and lecturing, glass design, interior design for Ikea, fashion & news photography, program production with the BBC, fashion/jewelry design, book and TV animation and product design for Lego in Denmark.


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