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Art & Design — Level 3 Foundation Diploma

Fashion, Art and Design

Course ID: 173914

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • UAL Foundation Diploma.
  • Take part in educational visits to develop your portfolio and showcase your skills.
  • Work independently or as part of a group.
  • Be part of the College's well established and long standing programme.
  • Can lead you to Higher Education programmes on coure completion.
  • Leads to areas of employment which ask for art expertise and experience.
  • Flourish in the College's fantasic facilities and supportive learning team.

What to expect from the course

This is a well established and long standing programme. It is ideally suited to aspiring artists and designers seeking to expand and develop the creative and personal skills necessary 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 producing 2D, 3D works including but not limited to: drawing, textiles, printmaking, sculpture and experimental methodologies. 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.

You will be expected to produce contemporary and interesting works as supported by academic engagement and self-reliance. There are three formal assessment points. Foundation students are also supported by in-depth tutorials, group and peer activities, workshops, external visits, lectures and seminars forming a comprehensive programme of guidance to ensure your success in applying for Higher Education.


UAL Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Why study with us?

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 students progress to employment within the Creative industries for example, Alexander McQueen, Apple, and freelance Graphic Designers.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Higher Education programmes within the Art & Design disciplines, 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 Fashion or HNC/HND Photography programmes.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, which must include English Language and Maths. Plus, a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent Level 3 programmes.

Learners aged 19 and older with an outstanding portfolio of artwork will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

19 years old or over 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

Fee for24/25 is 5421.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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