This Art and Design Foundation Diploma course aims to enable you to explore and experiment across a wide range of creative disciplines.
You will have the opportunity to generate fresh and exciting work, building your personal independence and confidence in developing ideas, and gaining new skills with different materials, techniques and processes and building a substantial portfolio of work.
The Foundation Diploma is designed as a one-year full-time preparatory experience prior to undertaking studio-based undergraduate Higher Education programmes. In an inspiring, support and enriching environment, our aim is to provide broad, balanced and structured learning to stimulate your interest and motivation in art and design, but also enable you to make informed career choices, fully aware of your creative strengths and passions.
One of the best universities in the country for art and design, Coventry University has a reputation as a leading centre for product design, having been awarded both the Queen’s Anniversary Prize and the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The Foundation Diploma is specifically designed to foster a creative, critical and experiential approach to art and design practice. You will be encouraged to experiment with different artistic methods, test your ideas and reflect on your work through rational artistic approaches. 80% of our students progressed onto study within our own undergraduate programmes or courses at other institutions.
Students who meet our benchmark requirements should be able to progress on to studio-based courses in the School of Art and Design and the School of Media and Performing Arts, as well as institutions throughout the UK and internationally.
Typically, our students progress to degree level courses in the following subjects: Fashion; Fine Art; Fine Art and Illustration; Illustration and Animation; Interior Design; Product Design; Automotive Design and Transport Design.
Our Employability team is on hand to offer tailored career and enterprise support if you wish to gain employment or take advantage of professional practice opportunities within course specific industries. It provides specialist careers information, advice and guidance to all our students from their first year through to final year and beyond graduation, helping them achieve their desired career outcome. Our dedicated enterprise officers can also offer valuable assistance on how to begin as a freelancer/entrepreneur.
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