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Art & Design Level 3/4 (Foundation Studies) at Craven College

Course description

This exciting and intensive one year pre-degree course is designed to give you the opportunity to experiment with a broad range of art and design disciplines and ways of expressing ideas in art and design using our extensive facilities.

Is a career in art & design the one for you? Then studying at foundation level is a fantastic opportunity to explore your interests and the breadth and diversity that come with them.
A huge strength of choosing to study at foundation level is the individual development in creating projects and working independently, all of which are skills needed for further study at Degree level or in employment.
Realise your potential with our fantastic industry standard facilities including Commercial Graphics Studio and Photography Studio equipped with Mac computers, 3D Modelling & Animation Suite with Adobe Creative Cloud 2015, Fashion, Textiles and 3D Design Studios as well as individual Fine Art spaces.
You will be taught by a team of tutors who are recognised practitioners in their areas of expertise including Digital Arts, Graphics, Photography, Illustration, Fine Art and Fashion. Artists and practitioners also come to College to talk about their work and experience. We work with galleries, universities and businesses to ensure you have the opportunity to showcase your work.

Course content

The exploratory stage: 
Fine art, graphic design, 3D design, fashion & textiles, photography, printmaking & digital animation
The pathway stage:
Historical & contextual studies 
The con´Čürmatory stage:
Final major project
Research & write a dissertation

Entry requirements

Level 3 in Art & Design related subject/s
5 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) including English or Maths
Portfolio of Art & Design Work
Mature students are considered on work experience and relevant portfolio


Written and practical assessment

Financial information

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Future opportunities


  • BA (Hons) Art & Design
  • BA (Hons) Graphics
  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • BA (Hons) 3D Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles


  • Architect 
  • Fashion Designer 
  • Graphic Designer / Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Jewellery Maker / 3D Designer
  • Photographer

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Craven College directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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