Please apply direct to the University for our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design using the links below.
If you need any assistance completing the form please contact the Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally developed at the University in the 1950s, the Foundation Diploma is a well-respected and nationally recognised qualification. This intensive one-year course challenges your preconceptions and stretches your art and design practices through problem-solving, idea generation, and critical thinking.
This course will push you outside your usual comfort zone and ask you to take creative risks. You will learn through playful experimentation and develop lateral-thinking strategies to approach problems from new perspectives. The course gradually moves from wide-ranging staff-led projects to a position of independence, culminating in a significant individual project in the final stage.
The ability to draw is one of an artist and designer’s most valuable tools— that is why drawing, in its many forms, underpins all course elements. Within this intensively creative environment, you’ll be helped to become more inventive and experimental. You will develop your understanding of the work of contemporary artists and designers, and the work developed by your peers.
You will be based at the University’s Vernon Street site and taught by experienced staff, including practising artists and designers, who have experience across a breadth of art and design disciplines. They will support you through the UCAS application process and help you find the most appropriate degree course. Our students’ diverse experience and innovative portfolios lead to a range of prestigious, highly competitive degree courses, including those at Leeds Arts University.
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