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Art and Design Foundation Studies Diploma at East Sussex College

Course description

This intensive and exciting course is diagnostic in its first stage, during which you will develop your research and drawing work into a comprehensive range of both two and three dimensional options. You will have a chance to study: Textile and Fashion Design; Furniture, Product and Interior Design, Metal/Wood/Plastics/Ceramics; Theatre and Costume Design; Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Image Manipulation and New Media; Photography; Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Fine Art. This is complemented by work in Contextual Studies, enhanced with field study work and visits to relevant exhibitions. You will be taught by a range of practising designers and artists. The course will fully support and help you prepare a portfolio for HE application or employment.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 and a GCSE Art related subject grade C/4. You will also need at least one A2 (or equivalent).


You will be formally assessed at half termly points throughout the year. Assessment on this course is a process in which you can learn to make judgements about your achievements. The final major project is externally assessed.

Future opportunities

This course can provide a pathway to universities and colleges throughout the UK, and in specialist subject areas across the spectrum of art and design practice.

Further information

This is a full-time programme with no realistic option for taking other courses alongside it.
You can see examples of work from last year's students at

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 June 2018
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