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Foundation Art & Design Diploma

Welcome to Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

This explorative and exciting one year course is validated by University of the Arts London (UAL) and is designed to help you decide upon your area of creative specialism for entry to university or art school, training and employment.

During this Level 3 qualification you’ll learn ideas and processes that underpin professional practice in all the creative industries and build a strong portfolio of work, as well as having the opportunity to display your work publicly.


Talk & Tour Events

Find out more about our Foundation Art and Design Diploma and explore our studios and explore our facilities by booking into one of our Talk and Tour Events through Eventbrite.

  • Tuesday 1 November 2022 | 10-12 am
  • Tuesday 6 December 2022 | 10-12 am
  • Tuesday 17 January 2023 | 10-12 am
  • Wednesday 29 March 2023 | 2-4 pm
  • Tuesday 9 May 2023 | 10-12 am
  • Wednesday 21 June 2023 | 10-12 am

2023/24 Applications

We are now accepting applications for our Foundation course starting in September 2023. (Applications are accepted until end of August 2023).

To apply click the Apply for Foundation Diploma button below.

On the righthand side menu click “Apply for Assessment”. The course will then be added to your basket, click on your basket and follow a few simple steps which will book your initial assessment with our Creative Arts team.


Good to Know:

  • You must be at least 18 to apply for this course
  • This course is free if you are age 18 on September 1st 2023.
  • Over 19’s will need to pay the full fee Advanced Learner Loans are available, subject to eligibility.
  • We are accredited by the UAL Awarding body, but not part of UAL. Therefore you can apply for a foundation at a UAL college AND the foundation at WM College
  • You will need GCSE Maths & English grade 4+ and 1 A Level or National Diploma or equivalent as a minimum entry requirement
  • An interview with a portfolio of work will be part of the application process
  • Applicants returning to learning after a break may be considered on portfolio and interview alone
  • Validated by University of the Arts London (UAL)
  • Level 3 Qualification
  • Designed to help you decide your creative specialism
  • UCAS, Higher Education and Apprenticeship Application Support
  • One-year course
  • Advanced Learner Loans Available

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