Do you want a career within the broad disciplines of fine art, applied art and design? Are you an aspiring artist or designer, looking to develop your creative practice? Whether you are focused on your career or on your passion, this Foundation Degree gives you the ideal opportunity to develop your artistic knowledge, confidence and creativity. You will gain a valuable Higher Education qualification, and will have the option of progressing onto Level 6 to complete an Honours degree. The Foundation Degree Art and Design (FdA) is a vocational two-year Higher Education course which offers learners the opportunity to explore a broad range of Art and Design principles and practice through a diverse range of learning experiences including specialist workshops, seminars, tutorials and study trips. In the second year learners focus on a specialist area from within Graphic Communication, Applied Arts or Fine Art. Learners develop associated skills in their chosen specialist area, building a portfolio of work. The course is run with our partner Glyndŵr University and successful learners graduate with an FdA awarded by Glyndŵr University. A key feature of the course is the focus on Creative Futures, entrepreneurship and industry placement. This seeks to reinforce theory and practical work within the wider context of creative industries. Industry links are an important part of the course with learners working on live briefs delivered by specialists in a bilingual, creative and supportive environment.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C or above GCSE Mathematics/Numeracy, grade C or above, or Key/Essential Skill equivalent level. For applicants without these qualifications, evidence of numeracy skills at a suitable level to meet the demands of the programme successfully, will need to be demonstrated. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable. For individuals who do not meet the above academic requirements, we will consider a wide range of non-standard or professional qualifications and experience, through the submission of a portfolio for accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL/RPEL), in accordance with GLLM regulations and policies.
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants will be required to submit an art portfolio for consideration prior to acceptance on this course.
Important Entry Requirement & Application Update College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020. Interviews: Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time. Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.
English language requirements
Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible should have been taught and assessed in Welsh or English or For overseas applicants, for entry onto Level 4, English fluency to IELTS 5.5 or higher (with no element less than 5.0) For overseas applicants, for entry onto Levels 5 or above, English fluency to IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no element less than 5.5)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8300||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8300||Year 1|