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Art & Design — Level 3 Foundation Diploma

Course information

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

This course leads to...

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.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, which must include English Language, Maths, plus 2 A levels or equivalent Level 3 programmes.
Applicants with an exceptional portfolio of art work at 19+ will be considered individually. All applicants will be given an impartial, diagnostic interview and will be required to present a portfolio of work for the interview.

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.
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163248

Course Year: 21/22

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.

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 for21/22 is 5421.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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