Foundation diploma in art & design - London

Our art and design foundation diploma is an internationally recognised qualification, validated by University of the Arts London. Over four terms you will be taught a wide range of specialist disciplines including 2D/painting, 3D/sculpture, printmaking, digital moving image and video, visual communication, ceramics, creative textiles and fashion. These areas will be combined with developing core skills in drawing, project work, creative methodology, basic photography, critical studies and colour work. We will also concentrate on developing you as a creative individual, whatever your background or age, we fully encourage you to cultivate your own creative language.

Find your inner artist
Discover how Clare French changed careers after successfully completing an art foundation course at City Lit. This course gave her the opportunity to create a portfolio that helped her gain entry to the City and Guild Art School.

Any questions?
Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

  1. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 5 Jan 2021
    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. It is intended to provide an introduction to individual and group studio practice in the studio context, in praparation for progression to deeper study, and the learning of more advanced technical and conceptual skills, on stage 2 of the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, accredited by University of the Arts London. Successful completion of this course guarantees acceptance onto Stage 2. 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £749.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £225.00

  2. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is now full for the 20-21 academic year. We will continue to accept applications for the waiting list, and for early interview for the 21-22 academic year. .

    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £5,521.00
    Senior fee: £5,521.00
    Concession: £5,521.00

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