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Art & Design Level 3 Foundation Diploma at Writtle University College

Course description

This course will prepare you to study at University level and will build on your previous experience. Skills already acquired are linked with ideas and challenges, which will extend your critical independence and enable you to demonstrate a full understanding of the application of art and design relevant to progression opportunities and career choice.

Course content

Recording and responding, information and research, media experimentation, information and interpretation, combined experimental studies, media development, preparation and progression, integrated theory and practice and personal confirmatory study.

You will also be given the opportunity to familiarise yourself with various art and design disciplines including graphics, fine art (drawing, painting and sculpture), 3D design, interior design, fashion, textiles and photography.

Entry requirements

One A Level and a minimum of six GCSEs at grade A-C or equivalent qualifications such as AVCE, BTEC, GNVQ or an Access Certificate. Those without the relevant qualifications will be considered on the merits of appropriate industrial experience.

Examples of work are required at interview


Practical and written assignments which will contribute to a portfolio of work including a final project which will be exhibited at the end of the year.

Future opportunities

Progress to a higher level qualification such as a degree programme in a variety of art and design disciplines, or seek employment in a range of art or design subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year