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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 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 in exhibitions.

Good to Know:

  • You must be at least 18 to apply for this course
  • This course is free if you are age 18. Over 18’s will 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

2022/23 Applications

We are now accepting applications for 2022-23.  Applications are accepted until September 2022.

How to Apply

Go to our course page here .  

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.

Talk & Tour Events

Find out more about our Foundation Art and Design Diploma , a one year course that will provide you with the foundation art skills needed for entry to university and employment in the creative industries. Tour our refurbished studios and explore our facilities.

  • Tuesday 4 October 2022 | 10-12 am
  • 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

Our Student’s Work

What our Students Say:

The tutors at WM College are excellent. Really engaged and experienced in the field, they provide space for individuals to develop while continuing to provide encouragement and advice.

The small class sizes enable you to gain better constructive feedback and the facilities are amazing!

Useful Links:

44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572