This one-year course is designed to prepare you for entry to degree-level art and design programmes. Its fast-paced curriculum is taught within a hard-working but supportive atmosphere, helping you develop the skills you need to make the most of the next level of your education. It can take you onto art and design degree courses in any institution. If you would like to go on from this course to a BA(Hons) art and design degree at Kingston, you can have a pre-UCAS interview for a place at the University, subject to the standard and content of your work.
The course provides a strong grounding in five main subject areas:
Semester 1: students study each of the subject areas above in 5 days blocks.
Semester 2: students focus on their chosen subject area to begin building up their portfolio.
Semester 3: students are aided by staff through the UCAS process and they complete their Final Major Project.
Staff and students on the Art and Design Foundation programme are actively encouraged to interact with industry via ‘live’ projects on a number of levels. Find out more about some of our recent projects>
Our graduates hold positions in the very top organisations and often return to tell us of their successes. It's really rewarding when an old student comes back to the office where they were interviewed to let us know how well they are doing. It's nice they still think of us, and I suppose it's a measure of how much they enjoyed themselves, that they return to see us long after they have left Kingston University. What they say about us>
We are now accepting Home/EU and International applications for September 2013 entry.
*Applicants should note that this course is a Further Education Course and as such successful applicants are not eligible for student loans which are reserved for Higher Education students.
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If you apply for the Foundation Course in Art & Design you will be asked to submit a portfolio of work which will help us with the selection process. We are looking for people who can demonstrate their visual awareness and creativity, through personal work as well as school/college work. Please see What we look for in a Portfolio>
Please click here to find our Open Session dates.
The Course Director normally hosts the sessions which consist of a presentation, a guided tour, for both parents & students, of our Faculty and at the end you will also be able to ask any questions you might have.
The sessions start at 11am and normally finish at 12.30pm, there is no need to book for these sessions please just come along.
If you have any questions regarding our Open Sessions please email: email@example.com
Foundation Studies in Art & Design School Office
Telephone: +44 (0) 208 417 4090