Art & design foundation & portfolio preparation

Essential for anyone wanting to apply to art school, university or enrich their own practice of art and design. Our foundation, fine art and portfolio preparation courses offer you the opportunity to explore and discover your own potential as an artist.

The tutors on our courses will focus on your development as an individual, whatever your background or age. The courses run part-time and are popular with working adults or those returning to education. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

  1. Art and design portfolio projects

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal creative language by exploring different concepts in art and design through a range of inspiring short projects. Projects will involve the exploration of human form, the effects of colour, light and layout in art and design, and visual communication through 2D and 3D methods.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  2. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This exciting course is a chance to develop key creative skills and approaches to art and design in 2D, 3D, life drawing and critical studies. If you complete stage 1 successfully you'll be able to progress onto stage 2 of the formal Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Please note that the course runs for two days (10.00 - 17.00) per week. Students are able to choose between studying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays OR Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition to the two days a week there will be six evening sessions (18:00 - 20:30) on Wednesday evenings.
    Full fee: £699.00
    Senior fee: £559.00
    Concession: £210.00

  3. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will be required to attend for three days per week (10.30 - 16.30). The days of the week you attend will vary according to your choice of specialist subjects. Please contact us for additional information.



    The course fee is £5521, inclusive of an upfront material fee of £100.



    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends.



    If you choose to apply for a Loan, an amount of £300 is payable on enrolment, this includes a deposit of £200 secure your place (refundable after you complete the course) and the material fee of £100.



    You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans.

    The course fee is £5421. If you’re unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £200 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Art and design (pre 1920) on 020 7492 2700/2703.
    Full fee: £5,521.00
    Senior fee: £5,521.00
    Concession: £5,521.00

  4. Niki de Saint Phalle,"Nanas"in the Leibnizufer, Hanover, Germany - part of Hanover's sculpture walk - Wikimedia Commons

    Women in modern and contemporary art

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the work of prominent modern and contemporary women artists from the early twentieth century to the present, looking at the political and social transformations reflected in the artworks.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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