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.
View the full specification from awarding body UAL.
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.
Course Leader Foundation Diploma (Media)
MFA Photography, BA Hons Commercial Photography, PGCE, FHEA, EM (UALAB)
Matt Theodore is the Course Leader for Foundation Diploma (Media) and an experienced Senior Academic in Photography having contributed to the teaching and learning at the Arts University Bournemouth for twelve years. He is also an external moderator at UALAB ensuring quality across other centres and a fellow of the HEA. Matt’s practice is driven by political and cultural issues in contemporary society expressed through the disciplines of fashion and portrait photography. The journey, often...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.