LCCA - London College of Contemporary Arts

COURSE OVERVIEW


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 media.  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.

KEY COURSE INFORMATION
Campus:

London

Awarding Body:

Pearson

Duration:

9 Months, Full-time

Delivery:

Full-time

Intakes:

October

Fees:

UK/EU £4,995* (Self funded programme)

*Subject to change.

Scholarships:

Available upon successful application

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.

PROGRESSION

Previous foundation students have progressed to do a BA (Hons) degree, or on one occasion a BSc and a couple of MA’s. The following are some progression degree subjects: architecture, painting, sculpture, fine art, product design (rather than 3D design) curating, digital arts, film, and loose visual communication.

Foundation students have gone on to study at a wide range of top UK universities, both in and outside of London, including:

  • UAL (including Central St Martins, London College of Fashion, Camberwell, London College of Communication, Chelsea and Wimbledon)
  • Goldsmiths University
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Kingston University
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • University of Lincoln
  • Leeds College of Art
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Ravensbourne University London
  • Kingston University London

Students have taken places in European universities in Berlin and Amsterdam.

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COURSE STRUCTURE & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


Subjects studied within the units will include:

  • Observational Drawing
  • Concept Drawing
  • Design Drawing
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Colour Theory and Practice
  • Collage
  • Mixed Media 
  • 2-D Art & Design Studies
  • 3-D Art & Design Studies
  • Contextual Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphics and Visual Communication
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Researching, Recording and Responding in Art and Design
  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design
  • Information and Interpretation in Art and Design
  • Preparation and Progression in Art and Design
  • Extended Media Development in Art and Design
  • Personal Experimental Studies in Art and Design
  • Final Major Project in Art and Design
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Typically one A-level, or equivalent level 3/EU/international qualifications (for example International
    Baccalaureate Certificates)
  • Plus three GCSE passes (A*- C) (9 - 4) or level 2 qualification equivalent (preferably English language and an art & design subject)
  • English proficiency: IELTS 5.0 (with minimum 4.5 for each component) or equivalent (CEFR Level B2)
  • Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio of creative works, interview
    and written statement
  • Alternative qualifications and experience may also betaken into consideration. In exceptional circumstances,a candidate may be considered without required
    qualifications based on work experience and/or previous study/creative practice

NOTE: for progression to undergraduate level study,applicants will usually be required to have formal qualifications such as A-level and GCSEs or equivalent.

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