9 Months


Holborn, London   View map


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.

Campus: London
Awarding Body: Pearson
Duration: 9 Months, Full-time
Delivery: Full-time
Intakes: February, October
Fees: UK/EU £5,400

Additional Costs: £500 to include purchase of equipment and materials

Scholarships: Available upon successful application


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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.


Candidates may progress to an HNC/HND or a BA Degree in subjects such as, Computer Arts and Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion, Illustration, Fine Art, Interior Design, Animation, Textile Design, Visual Communication, or 3D Design.

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, College of Fashion, Camberwell, College of Communication)
  • Goldsmiths University
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Kingston University
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • University of Lincoln
  • Leeds College of Art
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

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