Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - London

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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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 visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

  1. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 5 Jan 2021 (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. 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. Art and design portfolio projects

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (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.

    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: £369.00
    Senior fee: £295.00
    Concession: £225.00

  3. Art and creative thinking with Rod Judkins

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Jan 2021 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  4. Preparing for art college: a practical guide

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Build a wide-ranging portfolio of artwork either to boost your artistic growth or in support of an application to an art college course such as a foundation.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

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