Art Foundation Diploma (Level 4)

Our UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design provides a transition from A Levels or Level 3 Creative vocational courses to specialist art and design education in higher education. This enables students to make an informed decision when choosing degree courses or seeking employment within a related industry. The programme builds on students’ prior experience, linking skills already acquired with new ideas and challenges. It is delivered through a range of diverse and exciting problem solving workshops, by a range of specialist staff. The course is delivered by a range of specialist staff in order to grow your knowledge in preparation for the next step of your creative

UAL Awarding Body- ( University of the Arts London)

Students will:

• Question preconceptions about art and design.
• Explore a diverse range of materials and processes, through a variety of creative briefs and workshops. Disciplines include fine art, illustration, photography, fashion & textiles, ceramics, graphic design and 3D.
• Work independently and collaboratively
• Enrich and develop their own creative practice.
• Prepare for higher education or employment.
• Experience different ways of working
• Link previous skills with new concepts.

What Will I study

Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice. Through a structured programme of activities and workshops, students will investigate a wide range of creative disciplines including fine art, illustration, photography, fashion & textiles, ceramics, graphic design and 3D. Students are encouraged to approach this unit with an open mind.

Unit 3: Developing Specialist Practice. This unit will provide students with the opportunity to reflect on the knowledge, skills and practices they have developed in Unit 1 of the qualification and narrow down their practice, working more independently and taking responsibility for the direction of their work.

Unit 4: Consolidating Practice. This unit aims to provide students with an opportunity to take control of their own learning and demonstrate their achievement by independently initiating, researching, completing and evaluating a project proposal and realisation within their chosen professional context.

Entry Requirements

5 x GCSEs at grade 4 or grade C, including Maths and English
One A level or equivalent Level 3 qualifi¬cation, preferably in a relevant creative subject.


Pendleton Sixth Form College




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NameAvailable at:Start DateAcademic Year
Art Foundation Diploma (Level 4) Pendleton Sixth Form College 12/09/2022 22/23