The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is an exciting year-long course designed to develop your understanding of creative practice and to introduce you to new ways of working that will support and aid your progression into Higher Education.
The Harrogate College Foundation Diploma in Art and Design explores the fundamentals of creative thinking and working, helping you to examine which of the numerous disciplines in art and design is right for you. The course will cover a variety of topics taught through a programme of seminars, workshops, projects and gallery visits to provide you with a set of practical and theoretical skills that are applicable to a range of art and design disciplines. Teaching staff will draw upon their knowledge and experience to help you discover which area of the creative industries is right for you and provide you with tailored support to aid your development in your chosen specialist area.
Our teaching is designed to introduce you to the skills and thinking needed when working at degree level in a creative discipline, and to support your progression into Higher Education through the creation of portfolios and UCAS guidance.
Students who have studied on our course progress to some of the best universities in the country to study subjects from Fine Art and Technical Theatre, to Textiles and Product Design, preparing them for careers across the creative industries.
How is the course assessed?
1 x A-Level and 3 x GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above
In addition: Portfolio of art/design work to be presented at interview