Media, Art and Design - Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wakefield College
The Foundation Art and Design programme is a stimulating course to prepare you for Higher Education or employment that will allow you to explore a wide range of creative activities before committing yourself to a single area of study within your chosen specialist pathway. Keep an open mind and you will be on your way to joining those professional artists and designers whose work enriches our everyday lives
There are three stages to the programme: Part 1 - Learning Skills and Content Through studio and workshop projects, you will be introduced to a diverse range of media, materials and methods of working. You will learn how to research and develop your ideas and how to evaluate and reflect on your progress at relevant stages through reflective learning journals and online blogs. Part 2 - Development and Progression The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course is designed to help you identify and specialise within your chosen area of study, ultimately establishing a high quality portfolio to prepare you for interview to enter Higher Education and subsequent employment. Building on skills from Part 1, you will integrate your research, ideas and methods of working to produce a body of work that allows you to analyse your interests and ambitions and to investigate directions to pursue. Part 3 - Project Proposal and Realisation The focus of Part 3 is on further development of your individuality and independence as you propose and realise your final major project integrating planning, research, ideas, methods, evaluation and reflection. Your project is displayed in the foundation exhibition - open to the public, family and friends.
5 GCSEs at A*-C (new grade 9-4), including English and Maths
An A Level or Level 3 qualification, preferably in a relevant creative subject
Assessment is continuous with final grading being subject to external moderation. Students will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction, awarded for their knowledge and understanding, personal development and manipulation and translation.
Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.
Different fees apply to international students.
For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
Foundation Degrees or BA (Hons) Degrees in all areas of Art and Design. Foundation Degree Commercial Photography or Foundation Degree Web Design offered at the University Centre Wakefield.
Work as a self-employed fine artist, photographer or crafts-person, or as a designer in a variety of specialist areas of study including Graphic Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Costume Design and Jewellery Design.
If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111
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How to apply
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