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UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma Art & Design or Media

What will I study?

This course is designed to develop creativity, practical skills and independent thought within Art, Design or Media. It is an intensive study programme for those over 19 who want to widen their skills and develop a portfolio in preparation for work or higher education. Students will develop an extensive portfolio of work in a wide range of Arts or Media. The course is divided into three stages; Exploratory, Pathway and Confirmatory stages and culminates in a personal project.


Throughout your study programme, there is also a focus on preparing you for a career in the industry. Your assignments may have a work focus and will involve assessments; some may be set by industry. You may be encouraged to market and sell artefacts that you have manufactured on the course. This is how many independent artists start their career. You will also gain valuable work experience or work as an independent practitioner on client briefs.

What are the additional entry requirements for this course?

Four GCSEs at grade C or above, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at grade Merit or above with Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2. You will also need a good reference and a portfolio of Art & Design work to present at interview.


1 Year


King’s Cross Centre


"What I enjoyed at College was that our course covered so many different topics and skills. We were always experimenting with different types of media and our teachers encourage us cross disciplines and explore different pathways. This means that our final pieces of work are richer and more interesting."

Felipe Palicio

UAL Level 3 Art, Design & Media 

University of the Arts London
accredited courses


Many of our Music courses are accredited by the University of the Arts London (UAL). UAL Awarding Body is the only specialist art, design and creative industries awarding organisation in England. UAL works collaboratively with Colleges, employers and others to ensure we develop and award the best possible specialist qualifications.

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