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Level 3 Art & Design Foundation (UAL) at Sussex Coast College Hastings

Course description

Our one-year foundation course is the perfect stepping stone to help you get to some of the most prestigious universities in the country.

Course content

Over the course of the year you will be able to channel your ambition to develop all the conceptual skills you need to boost your application to some of the top art universities in the country. Our professional tutors will use all their experience to guide you in the right direction during a series of master classes and workshops throughout the year, and assist you with your UCAS application towards the end of the course.

You will have your own dedicated space in which to work, and as the course unfolds you will be encouraged to develop an independent attitude and approach to your work, managing your own learning as an emerging artist.

You will have the creative freedom to explore your own ideas during personal projects, working to briefs that focus on creative outcomes in audio, performance and writing.

Modules are open to interpretation and will be discussed with your tutor.

By the end of the course you will have identified your own visual language and developed the conceptual skills to help you create a portfolio of the highest quality.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of: 1 A-Level or National/Extended Diploma or NVQ3 in related subject


Your assessment will consist of 3 core projects, of which the final project will determine the final grade.

Financial information

You may be required to purchase your own materials such as sketchbooks, pens, paints, brushes, and memory sticks. As a SCCH student you will be able to get 10% off in our Plaza Art Shop. You may also have the opportunity to attend a number of trips and visits which may incur additional costs.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed this course you will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of many other successful students who have gone on to study at prestigious institutions including: The Slade, Goldsmiths, Central Saint Martins, and Ruskin.

There are many employment opportunities available in the art industry.You will be an incisive thinkers, articulate and ambitious, characteristics that are highly sought after in the creative industries. The contacts you have built up during the course, may present you with career opportunities in graphic design, animation, web design, photography, illustration or fine art.

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: 11 October 2017
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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.