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Foundation Art & Design Diploma

Welcome to Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

This flagship programme will provide you with the foundation art skills needed for entry to university and employment in the creative industries.

During this one-year course you will explore an exciting range of skills and knowledge, covering the ideas and processes that underpin the professional practice in all the creative industries. Through subject specialist project briefs, you’ll gain a range of experiences and develop independent learning skills which will equip you for the next step into your career.

With subject specialist advice and guidance you’ll develop a personal identity and portfolio of work that shows your skills and potential.

We offer specialist pathways in: Applied Art & Design, Visual Communications, Fine Art & Film

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

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!

Foundation Art & Design Student.

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2022/23 Applications

We are now accepting applications for 2022-23. We will begin interviewing in January 2022 and applications are accepted until September 2023. 

How to Apply

Click on the course below, then on “Apply for Assessment” on the righthand side, 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.

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