Qualification: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design*
Awarding body: Edexcel
Duration: 9 months
2017 January, October
Fees: UK/EU £5,400 (Students aged 19+ are eligible for government funding).
Scholarships: Available upon successful application
The Foundation in Art and Design provides an essential introduction to the creative arts by introducing your explore and experiment with a wide range of medias. It is designed to maximise creative exploration through art and design based programme, which provides students with the opportunity to develop creative expression by learning an applied range of complementary art and design skills and processes.
In addition, this course will help students develop communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
This foundation sees guidance offered by our experienced faculty, helping you choose a specialist pathway that’s right for you. The course will give you the opportunity to explore a broad range of creative fields, developing skills and knowledge and preparing you for further educational and career-based opportunities in the worlds of art and design.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
Comprehensive introduction to art and design subject areas through studio workshops, seminars and lectures. Students will follow a programme of drawing, exploratory, mixed media to develop practical skills and research methods. Exploratory and pathway units will be consolidated to propose and implement a personal Final Major Project.
- Research, Recording and Responding in Art and Design
- Media Experimentation in Art and Design
- Preparation and Progression in Art and Design
- Personal Experimental Studies in Art and Design (Art & Design)
- Personal Experimental Studies in Art and Design (Fashion)
- Information and Interpretation in Art and Design
- Extended Media Development in Art and Design
- Final Major Project in Art and Design
Subjects studied within the units will include:
- Observational Drawing
- Concept Drawing
- Design Drawing
- Colour Theory and Practice
- Mixed Media
- 2-D Art & Design Studies
- 3-D Art & Design Studies
- Contextual Studies
- Digital Media
- Fashion Design
- Graphics and Visual Communication
- Portfolio preparation
Three GCSE passes (C or Above) or Level 2 qualification equivalent
UK/EU students - 16 years old
English Proficiency: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (with one component at 4.5)
Mature students with few or no formal qualifications must apply with details of age, work experience, including any voluntary work and any other relevant experience gained since leaving school; or a portfolio of work relevant to the area of study.
Candidates may progress to an HNC/HND or a Degree in subjects such as, Computer Arts and Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion, Design Illustration, Fine Art, Visual Communication, or 3D Design.
LCCA Foundation students have gone on to study at a wide range of top UK universities, both in and outside of London, including:
- UAL London College of Fashion
- UAL London College of Communication
- UAL Camberwell College of Art
- UAL Central St Martins
- Edinburgh College of Art
- Kingston University
- Loughborough University
- University of East London
- Arts University Bournemouth
- University of Lincoln
- Leeds College of Art
- Manchester Metropolitan University
Students have taken places in European universities in Berlin and Amsterdam.
What our students say
I chose to study Foundation Arts at LCCA because I needed direction for my life and my career, this course was something that helped provide me with that. The most significant improvements that I've gained from LCCA is a amazing basis to rise from both technically and creatively in my work.
Being able to learn from practicing artists in the industry you develop a better understanding and appreciation for the work they do, watching them work on a project from start to finish you see every aspect of their process and learn more then you ever could from somewhere else.
LCCA has taught me so much in my time here, but mostly it has given me the opportunity to explore different forms of art and self expression. I have been able to find direction in my work and channel my creative abilities into a project forming an idea into a finished piece.
To anyone who is thinking of studying Foundation Arts at the London College of Contemporary Arts I would highly recommend it, make the most of the opportunities it provides you, because you will learn more then could ever imagine.
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