Foundation Diploma in Art and Digital Design
This Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Digital Design is intended for students to build a body of work within their chosen specialism. Working in our state-of-the-art studios, students will interweave their practical work alongside contextual awareness. There will be an experimental approach to the course with a carousel of workshop-based briefs designed to upskill you in all key areas before specialising in your chosen discipline. This course is FREE for under-19s (please check with us at interview/enrolment)
The Art and Design department at Nescot offers an interdisciplinary programme of study, which concludes in specialist or interdisciplinary pathways, as students develop and expand their knowledge and skill set.
The department has purpose-built, naturally lit studios and specialist workshops for printmaking, 3D & digital work. Students also have access to photography and film equipment, darkrooms, photography studios and facilities for working with sound. Tutor demonstrators and technicians are available to help learners to get the most from the equipment and facilities available. The department has an open studio policy and students often work in the department outside normal class hours on their portfolios and projects. Industry-standard processing, digital imaging and photography studios with Broncolor lighting, complete range of film cameras and monochrome darkroom.
Enthusiastic, highly-qualified and knowledgeable staff who have a wealth of experience. Our lecturers are well connected to the creative industries and have exhibited nationally and internationally. Their experience and expertise spans across contemporary art, fashion design, SFX and visual communication.
On successful completion of the Level 4 Foundation Diploma you may wish to study a ‘top up’ year at University in order to convert the qualification to a full degree, and your course tutor will support you through the application process.
If this kind of course appeals to you the next step is to apply. You will be invited in for an informal interview with our friendly tutors. At this interview we are not necessarily looking for outstanding academic ability: it is much more important to have a genuine passion for the subject, pride in what you do and a desire to succeed.
Skills you will gain
Students work on project briefs reflecting the 'real life' practices and standards of arts industries. The industry-focused skills you will develop include:
- Idea conception
- Audience understanding
- Constructive criticism
- Portfolio development
- Passion and self-motivation
- Digital and technical skills
- Flexibility and working to deadlines