Ashford College - Art and Design UAL Foundation Diploma Level 4
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Qualification: Art and Design UAL Foundation Diploma Level 4
Start date: 11/09/2023
End date: 08/07/2024
Location: Elwick Road, Ashford
Fee: £5421**
Duration: 1 Year

Art and Design UAL Foundation Diploma Level 4

The UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design provides a transition from general education to specialist art and design education. This enables students to make an informed decision when applying to Higher Education or seeking employment within a related industry. The programme therefore builds on students’ prior experience, linking skills already acquired with ideas and challenges, which will increase their independence and enable them to demonstrate a full understanding of the relevant standards necessary to progress to Higher Education or to an alternative career path.

What will I learn?

In this course, you will learn following 3 key units. These are Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice, Unit 3: Developing Specialist Practice, and Unit 4: Consolidating Practice. These cover a range of topics, and at the end of the course, you will be able to.

  • Demonstrate awareness of the different perspectives, approaches and ethics within diverse creative practice.
  • Research, analyse and evaluate relevant information as part of their creative practice.
  • Understand, adapt and safely use a wide range of 2D, 3D and 4D appropriate practical methods and skills for creative practice and production.
  • Explore solutions to complex problems through the application of practical, theoretical and technical understanding.
  • Take responsibility for research, planning and time management to access and action progression opportunities.
  • Use critically evaluative and reflective skills in order to take responsibility for own learning, development and decision‑making.
  • Effectively communicate and present ideas and creative practice to appropriate audiences

Progression routes:

Once you have completed this course, you can go onto higher education in a number of art related specialisms. You can also progress straight into the art industry in a variety of roles, or use the skills you have gained to change your career path.

Fees and costs: 

**This course may be FREE or partly funded to those who are 19+ and are unemployed or on a low income, thanks to Advanced Learner loans. 

To discuss eligibility for this, please call 01233 743100 or email us at - course fees can also be discussed at an interview upon applying for this course. 

Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

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Elwick Road
TN23 1NN

01233 743100