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Art and Design - Level 3 Foundation Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

Prepare for a specialist art and design course in higher education with this intensive one-year course. The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design follows a stepping-stone structure. It helps you to find a pathway that reflects your interests and then gain relevant experience of professional arts practice.

The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design gives you experience of Level 4 work in your specialist area of study the final project is assessed at Level 4. You gain a portfolio and improve your knowledge and confidence too

Course content

Topics covered include; visual studies; 2D and 3D design studies; print/textiles; fashion; graphics; fine art; jewellery; product design; lens-based media; information technology; art history and contextual studies.

Studio activities are supported by a series of lectures and seminars and you are assigned a personal tutor. Written works form part of the course assessment.

Working closely with your tutors you identify your creative strengths and produce a final project which is part of the exhibition at the end of the course. You learn in our excellent facilities and studios doing practical assignment-based learning supported by reflection and evaluation. As well as regular visits to museums and galleries the course may include an overseas trip. Recent trips have included visits to New York Berlin and Prague.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design must be 17 years old or above, have 2 A-levels or equivalent (e.g. an extended diploma in one of the arts), and have a portfolio of work and attend an interview at City of Oxford College.

Financial information

16 to 18 EU tuition fee : £100.00

Future opportunities

The majority of students progress to higher education and succeed in securing places at universities and art colleges throughout the country. There is a vast range of art and design subjects available in higher education including: interior design, theatre design, photography, computer animation, film and TV studies, jewellery design, design, crafts, constructed or printed textiles, fashion design, fashion journalism, illustration, architecture, graphic design, painting, fine art, ceramics, glass, transport design, sculpture, product design, printmaking and more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: OXPFNDARTFT

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      • From South (Newbury) A34: Turn off A34 to Southern bypass and make for Cowley. At next roundabout, turn left to city centre (park and ride on left). Follow Abingdon Road to end, form left towards ice rink and parks. The College is opposite the ice rink.
      • From A423 (Henley/Reading): Join ring road at (Sainsburys) and turn left to next roundabout and right to city centre and ice rink.
      • From East (London): M40/A40 At end of A40 turn left at roundabout signed Cowley. Continue on the ring road, (4 roundabouts) to Abingdon Road, city centre and ice rink.
      • From the train station: the campus is 10 minutes walk from the station.