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Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

ADF009

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:

Skills Funding Agency or Education Funding Agency

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

Recruitment and Admissions Office, Faculty of Art and Humanities

+44 (0) 24 7765 8690


Overview

Our Art and Design Foundation aims to help you decide where your future leads, by nurturing your enthusiasm and exposing your skills.

The course has been designed as a preparatory experience for students wishing to gain access to studio based Art and Design programmes at HND or BA level within the UK and beyond.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

What our students say...

The course took me on a journey through all aspects of art and design, undertaking numerous projects that tested and pushed me into finding myself as an artist/designer.

Aiden Richardson

Course information

Coventry has taught art and design for over 150 years and has a successful track record of producing graduates who have made a significant contribution to the world of art. Our former students include the Queen’s portrait painter, an Oscar nominee, BAFTA winner and Turner Prize nominee artist.

You will have access to an extensive range of specialist facilities, including laser cutters, 3D rapid prototyping, clay modelling, film, photography, video, ceramics, a printmaking workroom, a screen printing and letterpress studio, digital print bureau and excellent technical support.

This broad-based course primarily aims to help you identify and improve upon your existing strengths and aptitudes within art and design to guide you towards making an informed and appropriate choice about your future study.

80%

of our students progressed onto study within our own undergraduate programmes or courses at other institutions

Foundation Diploma Annual Report 2014/15

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Researching, Recording and Responding in Art and Design

  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design

  • Preparation and Progression in Art and Design

  • Information and Interpretation in Art and Design

  • Personal Experimental Studies in Art and Design

  • Extended Media Development in Art and Design

  • Final Major Project in Art and Design

12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Opportunity to study art and design with access to well-equipped studies and workshops.

Opportunity to take part in an end-of-year show which coincides with the prestigious School of Art and Design annual Degree Show.

The course is split into three stages:

  • The Exploratory Stage: You will develop work related to a broad spectrum of art and design practice. This work will be developed from a range of short individual and group projects.
  • The Pathway Stage: You will choose a specialist area and will work on exciting projects that will push your understanding and working practices in relation to this specialism. Specialisms are: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion, Illustration, 3Dimesnional, Automotive and Product Design, Interior Design and Architecture.
  • The Confirmatory Stage: You will write and work to your own self-initiated project brief and will have the opportunity to showcase the outcomes from this project in the end of year public exhibition.

Your course will be primarily based on the development of your studio practice but you will also have lectures, seminars and workshops.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Project work: 80%;
  • Reports, essays: 20%.

80% assessed by project work

In a typical week you will have up to 20 contact hours of teaching comprising:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 4 hours of small group teaching each week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 14 hours of directed studio practice each week.
  • Large-group teaching: 1 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to do 16 hours of self-directed studio/workshop practice each week.

You will have the opportunity to take part in overseas study visits. In the past, students have visited major art and design centres in Europe and North America. Most recently students visited Amsterdam and Berlin for a structured four-day stay.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The course took me on a journey through all aspects of art and design, undertaking numerous projects that tested and pushed me into finding myself as an artist/designer.

Aiden Richardson

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

The course took me on a journey through all aspects of art and design, undertaking numerous projects that tested and pushed me into finding myself as an artist/designer.

Aiden Richardson

Tuition Fees

The fee for this course is currently funded by the Skills Funding Agency or Education Funding Agency. Applicants should check their website for the latest information regarding fees.

  • UK and EU based students do not have to pay tuition fees but £120 must be paid at enrolment for access to specialist workshops;
  • Students are currently not eligible for any form of loan.

 

Additional costs not included in the fees:

  • You will need to provide all your own materials throughout the academic year which will typically cost £300: Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

Skills Funding Agency or Education Funding Agency (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

Skills Funding Agency or Education Funding Agency (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£11,927 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments. 

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

What our students say...

The course took me on a journey through all aspects of art and design, undertaking numerous projects that tested and pushed me into finding myself as an artist/designer.

Aiden Richardson

Career prospects

Where our graduates work

Typically, successful students will progress onto degree level courses in the following subjects:

  • Fashion
  • Fine Art
  • Fine Art and Illustration
  • Illustration and Animation
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Automotive Design and Transport Design

What our students say...

The course took me on a journey through all aspects of art and design, undertaking numerous projects that tested and pushed me into finding myself as an artist/designer.

Aiden Richardson
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.