University of Arts London Foundation Diploma in

Art &

Course Overview

  • An intensive, practical and exciting one-year course, designed to prepare you for an art or design-based university programme.
  • All tutors are practicing artists, designers and craftsmen and women who will support you throughout your course and encourage you to develop your creative and analytical skills.
  • Covers all areas of art and design, including fine art, graphics & Illustration, fashion and textiles, 3D, product and interior design or photography.
  • High success rates in gaining places at top UK universities and art colleges such as Central St Martins, Edinburgh University, Goldsmiths College, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, Ravensbourne, University of Brighton, University College London (UCL) and the Winchester School of Art.

Entry requirements:

  • Minimum English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.0 in all four papers
  • Senior secondary school certificate above GCSE level.
  • Satisfactory portfolio of art, design and craftwork

Please note that although students aged 16-18 are classified as adults in respect of their eligibility for this course, they are subject to stricter rules on supervision, details of which can be found here.

The college is closed one day each term for staff training.

There are no lessons on Saturdays or Sundays.

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Start dates
4 Sep 2023 - 4 July 2024

1 year

min. age
18 by Dec, year of entry

Eastbourne or Hastings

How to apply for

International courses