UCA Canterbury

Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies

One year full-time

Designed for post A-Level students, UCA's Diploma in Art and Design - Foundation Studies acts as a preparative year, giving you the chance to explore a range of creative subjects before committing to an undergraduate degree in a specific area of art and design.

You'll have access to our industry-standard facilities, as a specialist creative arts university, and will be supported by teams of lecturers who are active within their own fields as professional designers, artists and researchers.

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Key study topics include:

  • Comprehensive introductions to art and design subject areas through studio workshops, seminars and lectures
  • You'll follow a programme of drawing exercises, visual studies and lectures to develop practical skills and research methods
  • You'll choose to study one broad art and design discipline such as graphic design, fashion and textiles, fine art, film, animation, photography or 3D design
  • Propose, develop and realise a personal major project bringing together the skills, knowledge and understanding you have developed. 

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