Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

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James Sewell
Head of Art

James.Sewell@ncpontefract.ac.uk

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E n t r y  r e q u i r e m e n t s :
To succeed on a Foundation Diploma you will have had to have coped well at A-level or level 3 BTEC in a visual arts subject.
You must have five GCSE passes at grades A* – C (including English or Maths). If you have not studied a visual arts subject at level 3 then we will ask you to present a portfolio of work at interview.

C u r r e n t  N E W c o l l e g e  s t u d e n t s :
The above course can only be accessed if a students behaviour, attendance and staff reports are satisfactory. Ultimately the decision to allow a student to progress to the foundation diploma will be at Vice Principal’s discretion.

O v e r v i e w :
As part of this course you will explore a wide range of media, materials and ideas before deciding a specialism. This exploratory phase will develop your drawing skills, creativity and visual thinking.

After you have worked through the exploratory phase of the course you will pick one of four specialisms to work within. You will produce work designed to show your skills in this area and build a portfolio for interviews.

Fine art: painting, drawing, 3D, sculpture photography, print, video installation

Visual communication: graphic design, illustration, photography animation, printing

Textiles: fashion, surface pattern, costume design, embroidery

3D: sculpture, interior design, furniture, architecture

The course will conclude with a final major project and exhibition of your work.

The course will also provide you with a level 3 qualification.

W h a t  a r e  t h e  a d v a n t a g e s  o f  s t u d y i n g  a t N E W c o l l e g e ?

Enthusiastic, energetic and knowledgeable staff
Individual student work spaces
Fantastic art facilities
Apple Mac computers with industry standard software
Supportive and exciting college environment
Photographic darkrooms
Individual one to one support
A fantastic careers team to help you progress to university or into a job