You will develop a range of creative and analytic 2D, 3D and 4D skills along with a subject specialist portfolio suitable for entry onto Higher Education courses.
The course provides an excellent opportunity to explore specialist options within art and design before applying to university. It is divided into 4 main specialist areas of study:
Fashion and Textiles
Graphics and illustration
The Art and Design Foundation Course is designed to deliver the broadest possible range of skills and experiences including critical thinking, film/photography, animation, ceramics, printmaking, computer aided design/illustration and many more skills besides.
Please note that this course is delivered at The Arts Academy, located in Central Cardiff. Find out more about The Arts Academy here.
1 x A Level OR
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or NVQ Level 3
Relevant experience during employment
It is essential that all prospective learners are over the age of 18 by 1st September of the year they intend to study.
These requirements may be waived in exceptional circumstances and learners over the age of 21 will be considered on an individual basis.
There are 3 stages of assessment that students must pass during the Foundation Course year.
The final stage is grade attributed and culminates in the end of year exhibition at The Arts Academy in Cardiff.
The following UCAS points are awarded for successful completion of the course:
A range of Undergraduate (BA Hons) courses in all Art and Design subjects.
We are proud to have received the very rare double ‘excellent’ in our Estyn inspection. This award reflects the dedication, innovation and passion of our learners, staff, governors and partners. We are extremely pleased that the high quality of our performance has been recognised in the awards gifted to the college.
Highest Ranking FE College in the UK
In 2017, we were listed as 28th in The Sunday Times Best 100 NFP Organisations, the annual ranking of Britain’s happiest and most motivated workforces. This respected award demonstrates our commitment to both our staff and learners here at Bridgend College.’
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