Art & Design — Level 3 Foundation Diploma

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Course information

This is a well established programme, ideally suited to aspiring artists and designers seeking to develop the necessary artistic and personal skills which will enable them to secure places to study at degree level. The course is a broad and exciting Art & Design programme. As a Foundation student you will be involved in drawing, painting, fashion, textiles, installation art, printmaking, graphic illustration, 3D design, 3D fine art. You will receive a thorough preparation to enable you to make informed decisions about the area in which you might wish to specialise on degree or other higher level courses. There are three formal assessment points. Foundation students are also supported by in-depth tutorials, both individual and group and a comprehensive programme of guidance to ensure your success in applying for Higher Education. The programme has a reputation for placing students on some highly recognised degree programmes such as Leeds College of Art, Goldsmiths, London College of Communication, Wimbledon Central St Martins, London College of Fashion, Northumbria, Nottingham Trent and Manchester Metropolitan University.
Our induction programme is delivered both on and off site. Our students progress to employment within the Creative industries for example, Alexander McQueen, Apple, and freelance Graphic Designers.
This course is Advanced Learner Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee.


UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

This course leads to...

University art based degrees, HNC/HND programmes. It may also lead to areas of employment which ask for art expertise and experience. All Foundation Diploma students are guaranteed interviews on The City of Liverpool College HNC/HND Art Practice, HNC/HND Fashion or HNC/HND Photography programmes.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, which must include English Language, Maths & Art, plus 2 A levels and a portfolio of art and design work. Applicants with an exceptional portfolio of art work at 19+ will be considered individually. All applicants will be given an impartial, diagnostic interview.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 157933

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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