This accredited course prepares you for the study of art and design at degree level. You’ll gain an understanding of visual communication, three-dimensional design, fashion and fine art. You’ll explore a range of art forms and techniques, and begin to develop your own creative style.
You’ll work in a small group of around 25 students. The small intake of students ensures regular one-to-one guidance with a tutor throughout the year. You’ll benefit from all of Kingston School of Art’s facilities and you’ll work on joint projects with degree students whenever possible.
You’ll get to hear from a range of industry mentors who will give lectures in professional practice. These will engage you in a critical investigation of your work, progression aims and ambitions. You’ll take part in a London drawing trip, and research in galleries and museums also forms part of the course.
Whatever your preferred career path, the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design prepares you for higher level learning in an art school and for your artistic practice beyond.
What you will study
The course focuses on four main areas:
- Visual communication – graphic design, advertising, packaging, bookbinding, art direction, film, illustration, moving image, model making
- Three-dimensional design – architecture, landscape architecture, interior, product, furniture, prop and set design
- Fashion and fabrication – menswear, womenswear, costume, fashion journalism and constructed textiles
- Fine art – painting, mixed media, printmaking, installation, sculpture, performance and photography