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Art and Design - Foundation Art (Level 3/4) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

The Level 3/4 Foundation Studies Diploma is designed to bridge the gap between further and higher education.
It is for students with a good portfolio that demonstrates strong observational drawing skills, mixed media and use of colour and want to progress to study an art based course at university.

Course content

The course is broken down into three stages:
• Exploratory Stage - develop technological and practical skills
• Pathway Stage - consolidate your chosen specialism from a range of areas including: fine art, painting and drawing, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, visual communication, graphic design, illustration, multimedia, 3D design and ceramics
• Confirmatory Stage - complete a final major project which involves research and development through self-managed learning.

Entry requirements

1 or more A Levels, BTEC Level 3 qualification, NVQ Level 3, VRQ Level 3.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

Upon completion of this course, the next step is to progress to Higher Education or enter employment.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: APAL4ADFR1


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      By Road: 
      The Rochdale campus is 2.6 miles from junction 20 of the M62. Follow the signs for Rochdale town centre
      By Rail:
      Rochdale train station, with frequent connections to Leeds, Bradford and Manchester, is a ten minute walk from the Rochdale Campus through the town centre. It is also a Metrolink station, Manchester’s light railway system, which links Rochdale with Oldham, Bury and Manchester City Centre.
      By Bus: 
      The Rochdale bus station is approximately 5 minutes walk from the Rochdale campus. There are frequent bus services throughout the borough which terminate in Rochdale.