Our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection – in all four areas. You can read more here and see the full report here.
Take a look at the fees page for more information about fees and funding for this course.
What you'll study
This course follows the same structure as the main Foundation pathway, but has a specific focus on photography and film. The course is split into two stages, with the first geared towards establishing your main area of interest and the second stage designed to prepare you for studying on a specialist arts course.
What students are doing
Looking for inspiration? Take a look at some of the work that our Foundation students are creating in the gallery below.
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Staff On The Course
The lecturers and technicians that teach on this course are experts in their fields. You can find out more about the staff who teach on the Foundation courses below.
Head of School (Preparation for HE)
HND Photography; Prof Qual Exam for Institute of Incorporated Photographers; MA Documentary Photography; PGCE
After graduating in 1981 I was a freelance photographer latterly in Bristol until 1990 when I became Photographer in Residence at Whitchurch Psychiatric Hospital, Cardiff for South East Wales Arts. From this point I began to focus on two areas of my practice, lecturing and gallery/publication based fine art photographic practice. My MA completed in 1998 helped me to consolidate these areas and developed a further specialist interest in “The Artists Book” as it relates to Documentary...Full profile
Your Interview & Portfolio
If you meet the standard entry requirements for this course, we’ll invite you to attend an interview. We’ll want to talk about your portfolio of creative work and find out more about your creative influences and aspirations. You can download the full portfolio guidelines here.