5 July – 11 August 2019
Live Project Space, TheGallery

Private View:
Thursday 04 July

The Intensive Foundation Diploma Summer Show celebrates the achievements of some of our International students, providing an exciting platform for them to showcase their final project work to the public.

The Intensive Foundation Diploma is a newly validated 6-month UAL course that builds on the existing model of Foundation Diploma within Preparation for HE. It provides an opportunity for students to engage with art, design and media methodologies and encourages risk taking and experimentation with new materials, approaches and principles. The course gives a strong creative grounding and works to develop an individual’s creative practice within a specialised environment.

It develops students as independent learners, helping them to diagnose their specialism and build a strong portfolio in preparation for progression to Degree level study.

The work exhibited in the show demonstrates the diverse range of disciplines within the Final Projects that are undertaken by our cohort of Intensive Foundation Diploma students:

Interior Architecture
Make-up for Media and performance
Product Design
Visual Communication


Course Leader – Intensive Foundation Diploma (IFD) – Preparation for HE

Rachael Williams graduated with a first class honours degree in Contemporary Craft from MMU specialising in textiles, ceramics and metals. She has worked and exhibited as a maker, her current practice is informed by her interests in form, process and print and explores repair. Rachael has taught at a number of local colleges and has lectured at AUB since 2002, where she is currently course leader on the Intensive Foundation Diploma course.

Rachael has extensive experience of designing, gaining funding and delivering community workshops in schools, galleries and museums. She has worked as an Arts Facilitator with hArt, an arts and wellbeing charity, since 2014, delivering many successful creative therapy projects.

Rachael is a Level 3 Forest School Leader and more recently has delivered arts-intervention programmes through the Hampshire Cultural Trust to vulnerable young people, who have been excluded from mainstream education, to achieve positive social change.

She has recently undertaken commissions for 38 Degrees, co-delivering their land art Campaign for National Parks and has also collaborated with hArt, New Forest National Park Authority and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust on a series of art and nature-based therapy programmes.

Intensive Foundation Diploma (IFD) – January start

After successful completion of this course, students will be awarded the UAL Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Studies.

This is a fast-track preparatory course in Art, Design and Media, with an option to study an integrated programme of English language tuition, alongside the creative aspects of the course.

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Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies

This one-year Foundation course gives you the chance to explore different creative areas before choosing the subject you want to take a degree in.

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Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies (Media)

AUB’s BA (Hons) Film Production and Photography courses have a great reputation and this Foundation Diploma is the perfect place to start.

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AUB was first established in 1885 as a specialist art institution, and is now a leading university, offering high-quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries.

The University remains passionate about its subjects and continues to encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in exploring and pushing boundaries of subject knowledge.


Prep for HE Summer Show

The Preparation for Higher Education Summer Show celebrates the achievements of our Foundation Diploma students, providing an exciting platform for them to showcase their final project work to the public. The Preparation for Higher Education Show is the first part of the Summer Shows for 2019.




TheGallery works with courses right across the university on a variety of exhibitions, events and projects. IFD Summer Exhibition is another example of one of these projects that we have worked on with the curator and students. When working on a collaborative project we provide advice and support for the curatorial and technical aspects of the exhibition, as well as advice on event and project management.

TheGallery provides a national and international public platform for the arts within the sub-region as we promote the University’s shared passion for excellence in education, industry and the sector.