The Lace Market is one of the UK’s most iconic locations for the fashion industry so what better place to practise and perfect your craft in one of the city’s former lace houses. You’ll work with industry-standard equipment, alongside and with the support of professional tutors and get an amazing opportunity to show your work in a fashion show open to the public at the end of each year.
You’ll learn a range of art and design skills and experience working in areas such as:
- Fine art
- Graphic design
- 3D design and illustration
through a series of exploratory workshops and projects.
You will have the opportunity to specialise in the area that interests you the most, developing your skills in your specialism and producing a portfolio of work to take to degree interviews. Over the last 20 years, this course has enabled hundreds of students to progress on to reputable degree courses all over the country.
You can expect to take part in a variety of field trips and gallery visits, which will broaden your understanding of the art and design world and help you to develop your own creative language.
You will also present your work in an annual studio-based end of year show.
25 Stoney Street
Start: 7th September 2020
Course code: C000279 / Q001618
UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4/A*-C including English Language and Maths and 2 A Levels at grades A*–E or a Level 3 qualification.
You will also need a folder of artwork and a good reference.
Continuous formal assessments with a final assessment in June.
Choose to follow with further study on a degree course in art or a related subject area. We offer foundation degrees in Fine Art Practice, Graphic Design and Fashion, and a top-up degree in Art & Design.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!
Why not come along to our End of Year Shows 2019 and see what our current students have been working on.