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Art & Design Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Art & Design Foundation Diploma Level 3

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Start date: 04/09/2023

This is an intensive one year Full Time course which aims to increase your knowledge and skills in different aspects of Art & Design. It is also a pathway to enable you to go on and study Art & Design at degree or HND level at leading universities for Art & Design throughout the UK. The course is suitable for school leavers and adults who would like a career in the creative industries and progression to higher education or who are progressing from relevant Level 3 qualifications.

The course provides students with experience in a variety of Art & Design disciplines. It is an ideal opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of Art & Design specialisms, whilst building a strong and diverse portfolio. The emphasis of the course is on experimentation and challenging preconceptions.

On completion of the course students will be awarded an Art & Design UAL Foundation Diploma Level 3/4.

Course Overview

This course provides students with the opportunity to experience the full range of Art & Design, including:

  • Fine Art

  • Painting

  • Sculpture

  • Printmaking

  • Fashion

  • Textiles

  • Three Dimensional Design

  • Graphics

  • Photography – both 35mm and digital

  • Illustration

  • Digital Imagery

  • Video

  • Surface Pattern

During the first term students are introduced to a range of different practical areas whilst also developing core areas such as drawing and researching skills. In the second term students are asked to choose a specialist area and are then focussed in this area for the rest of the course.The course is timetabled 3 days a week with the expectation that students will complete an additional 2 days of independent study a week on top of this.

You will be continuously assessed using a range of methods including coursework, projects and assignments, though primarily through portfolio presentation.

Progression Routes

This course enables you to go on and study Art & Design at degree or HND level at leading universities throughout the UK. You will receive support and guidance to allow you to make informed decisions about your progression. This will be accompanied by individual support to make sure any application you choose to make is as strong as it can be including support with statement writing, interview practice and portfolio preparation.

This course puts students onto the pathway to an exciting career working in the Art & Design industry in a variety of exciting roles such as:

  • Costume Designer

  • Fine Artist

  • Set Designer

  • Art Gallery Curator

  • Photographer

  • Textile Designer

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this course you must:

  • Show enthusiasm for the subject area

  • Have evidence of good skills in practical subjects

  • Show a commitment to study e.g. demonstrate good attendance, punctuality and behaviour

  • Be able to work independently

You must also an A Level in Art and/or Design at grade A*-C/9-4 and a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English and Maths OR an Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma and GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or higher.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A30064-A1A