Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art & Design (approved by the University of Plymouth)

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Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art & Design (approved by the University of Plymouth)

Who is this course for?

This course is specifically aimed at students wishing to study Art & Design at degree level and who have already achieved level 3 qualifications (A-levels or equivalent) but have not yet developed the specialist Art & Design skills necessary to meet the entry requirements of an Art & Design degree.



What are the entry requirements for the course?

  • Students must be 18 or over 
  • 1 A-Level in a related subject, or equivalent level 3 qualification (BTEC, OCR etc.)
  • A portfolio of art and design work is required
  • Satisfactory interview and references 
  • Mature students or those with alternative qualifications/experience will be considered on an individual basis.



How long is this course?

A 1 year full-time course beginning September 2017, ending June 2018


What will I study on this course?

This course gives a strong grounding in a range of practical disciplines as well as a thorough introduction to contextual and aesthetic studies. 

Modules include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramic, 3D design, textiles, fashion and sculpture.

Students will gain a clearer understanding of their potential area of specialism prior to degree level study.


What Qualification will I gain?

Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art & Design (University of Plymouth)


What does this course lead on to?

Study at degree level in Art & Design or related fields

Employment within a wide range of creative industries


How much will it cost?

  • £36 per year subscription fee
  • £150 per year course material fee
  • It will be necessary to purchase various items of art equipment
  • There may also be an off-island study trip – cost to be confirmed


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Employability on 608752 or email employability@highlands.ac.uk