Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
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Welcome to the application for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at City Lit!
This application form should take about 20-30 minutes to complete. You can partially complete it and return to it if you’re unable to complete it in one sitting. If your application is successful, then the next stage of the application process will involve an assessment interview at a later date.
This course is validated by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body. It is an internationally recognised qualification with a UCAS tariff that enables you to apply directly into University.
The UAL Foundation at City Lit is an exciting and challenging course designed to give you the creative skills and the portfolio you need to progress to higher education or to prepare for work in the creative industries.
The course builds on your prior experience, linking skills with ideas and challenges, expanding your creative thinking, your contextual knowledge and your critical independence.
You will be taught a wide range of core and practical skills within specialist disciplines including fine art, sculpture and 3D, printmaking, digital media and filmmaking, visual communications, graphic design and illustration, ceramics and contemporary textiles.
During the course you will develop your capacity to analyse and reflect on your progress and position within the context of art and design and build a body of personal work which identifies your own creative interests and ideas.
The course is divided into 3 units
Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice.
This unit will allow you to explore and experiment and research a broad range of different disciplines and their professional relevance to understand both possibilities and limitations. Giving you an informed idea of where you want to specialise and what creative pathway you would like to take.
Unit 2: Developing Specialist Practice
This unit will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on the knowledge, skills and practices you have developed in Unit 1 and define your creative ambitions within a chosen specialist practice
Unit 4: Consolidating Practice.
In this unit you will initiate research and complete a Final Major Project within your chosen professional context, and work towards a professional exhibition in a public gallery.