Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design


What's Involved

The UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is a pivotal qualification, which provide 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.

The aims of these qualifications are to enable students 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 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.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students have a minimum of 5 × GCSEs at grade 4 or grade C, including Maths and English, and one A level, or equivalent Level 3 qualification, preferably in a relevant creative subject.

Course Assessment Method

To be awarded the UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students must Pass the following mandatory units:

> Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice (Level 3)

> Unit 3: Developing Specialist Practice (Level 4)

> Unit 4: Consolidating Practice (Level 4)

Units 1 and 3 are graded Pass only. The overall qualification grade is based on Unit 4 and is graded as Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction

What's Next

Typical progression - Higher education, vocational courses, employment, apprenticeships.

What does it Cost?

This course is designed for Adult learners aged 18+.

Adults are able to enrol to this course and your fees maybe covered. Please contact our student finance team to discuss your situation on 01325 503030.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Level: Level 4
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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