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.
All applicants will be interviewed. You will be accepted on the course at interview if your work is of a good standard.
As part of the application process we require all students to bring a portfolio of work to the interview. Below is a guidance list to support this, this is not exclusive so please bring any other visual work you feel would display your abilities and potential.
Good quality representational drawing, life drawing and/or still life on A1 or A2 sheets.
Drawing books/Sketchbooks- course work related and personal study.
Examples of your course work from your AS or A’ level. Other work that demonstrates your commitment and working practice across art and design is acceptable.
Any further examples of; 3D work/sculpture/CAD/DT/textiles/painting/ graphics/photography/applied art may also be submitted.
Please bring your work in a portfolio or folder with your name clearly visible to your interview.
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.