Foundation Studies Art and Design
Also known as Foundation Art and Design.
If you are creative and enthusiastic and are thinking seriously about becoming a professional artist or designer; if you want to study alongside others who are as keen and talented as yourself, and can show us a strong portfolio of work, then you should make an application to this course.
- Exploratory Stage – investigation of the fundamentals of visual language, through an intensive examination of drawing, colour and a range of basic 2D and 3D visual languages and processes.
- Pathway Stage – students can specialise in a range of disciplines for example, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion/Textiles, 3D.
- Confirmatory Stage – work on a major personal project based on your chosen area of specialisation leading to an individual exhibition at the end of the year.
How you will learn:
- Use workshops and studios
- Research projects
- Use notes, handouts and worksheets
Skills you will develop:
- Understanding and application of the creative process
- Creative skills to a high level in your specialist area
- Presentation techniques
- Time management and self initiated study and motivation
Expect also to:
- Research, analyse and evaluate your creative study
- Make presentations
- Use computer graphics and page layouts
- Read academic text, handouts etc.
- Continuous assessment
- Project based
- Portfolio of evidence
- A level Art/Design at grade C or above or equivalent Level 3 vocational qualification as well as five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh.
- A comprehensive portfolio of art/design/craft work will be expected from an art based A-level or relevant Level 3 vocational qualification or from prior working experience
- Each application considered on individual merit
- Entry is subject to interview
Relevant Level 3 qualification with overall merit grade and successful decision following progression board plus an art/design/craft portfolio at interview.
Many of our courses have specific GCSE grade entry requirements. However, if GCSE English Language and/or Maths at grade C is not a requirement of your course or has not been achieved, you will be expected to attend resit/upskilling classes alongside your main programme. We therefore strongly recommend that, if you are currently sitting GCSE’s, you make every effort to achieve a minimum of grade C in your examinations.
- Drawing materials such as pencils, sketch pad to start etc
- There is a course equipment ‘wish list’ available from the course tutor – approximate cost £100
- Possible art trips to museums and galleries – £170
- Stationery approximately – £30
- Desktop or laptop (PC or Mac) – Phone/tablet/chromebook/iPad not suitable as sole devices
- Please note that equipment costs may be subject to change
- Students may be able to access funding to assist with these costs
All post 16 learners who undertake this course (Welsh Government funded provision over 40 hours) are required to undertake the WEST (Wales Essential Skill Toolkit) Full Diagnostic Initial Assessment for Communication, Application of Number and Digital Literacy within the first four weeks of their course.
- An element of your programme may be delivered via online learning.
- Recommended IT Device Buying Guide: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Guide – Pembrokeshire College
This course has an excellent reputation of preparing students for study in Higher Education throughout the UK. Many students choose to progress on to degree courses and can progress into professional positions in all areas of Art and Design, including: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Media, 3D Design and Crafts, Fashion/Textiles and Teaching.
If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.