Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)
Overview:The course will help develop individual strengths and help identify specific areas of study. Students will build up a professional portfolio and be guided on interview techniques in preparation for University. They will be given help and support in choosing and applying for courses. Students are allocated their own individual studio space and have access to workshops throughout the year with the opportunity to attend workshops with local artists and visit several art galleries. They will plan and create a major project which culminates in a final exhibition in June.
So far I have really enjoyed the foundation course I have found that the teaching style is some what different to what I have previously been used to at my old school, as I now have more of an insight about what might be expected from me at university, as we are often given a brief at the beginning of the week and then for the rest of the week we work on final pieces we also conduct our own crit throughout the week which aids us to develop our ideas even further with the help from peer feedback.