UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design | Brighton MET
Why this course?
This dynamic fast track course begins with an optional support module completed remotely between September and December. This optional programme has been specially designed to prepare you for studying in the UK.
During these first weeks, our expert art team will support you to think and work as a practising artist or designer. You will have the opportunity to work in different scales and mediums, working independently, collaboratively or as part of a small creative team. During the concluding weeks of the module, you will be asked to choose your final pathway specialism, Whether it's Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art, 3D, Graphic Design or illustration our highly skilled team will support this decision through the distance learning package.
You will also be guided through the process of completing your UCAS application, give advice and support in making decision about your UAL degree choice and provided with English and study-skills tutorials to assist you with writing your personal statement.
In January you will arrive in the UK for a six-month intensive UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Our collaborative art school community will provide opportunities to participate in exciting and challenging creative projects aimed at extending your subject specialist knowledge, creative and technical skills. The course covers a wide array of artistic mediums, with state-of-the-art facilities, including 3D workshops, photographic darkroom, printmaking and ceramics studios.
The UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at GB MET offers a close relationship with the University of the Arts London (UAL). UAL will guarantee students on our course receive at least one offer for an undergraduate degree. Our team will guide you step by step through the university application process, including completing your UCAS application. You will be provided with English and study-skills tutorials to help you write your personal statement. Benefit from the embedded English for Academic Purposes programme throughout the course, to find out more please review our course brochure below.
Stay in touch! You can learn more about what's happening on the course and see examples of the work our students produce by following the link to our Instagram page: @ifadgbmc
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alumni Views Fangning He
The induction allowed me to adapt to different ways of learning. This gave me broader artistic ideas and allowed me time to get to know my classmates better.
Views Tzu-Huan Fu
During the course, the teachers gave us many suggestions about our work and introduced us to lots of new artists which I found really helpful.
To be accepted to the pre-sessional programme applicants will need:
- An IELTS score of 5 or higher
- Five GCSEs or equivalent at grade 9-4 including maths, English and a creative subject
- A digital portfolio
- To have completed secondary education in a creative arts subject
- At least one A-Level at grade A*-C or equivalent in a creative subject
- A school reference letter
- Personal Statement - to demonstrate commitment and passion for the creative arts.
You will be required to have an interview, either in person or online.
What to include in your digital portfolio
We would like applicants to compile a digital portfolio of no more than 20 pages (pages can have more than 1 piece of work on them). You will be asked to send your portfolio either as a PDF or send us the link to access this.
Your portfolio should include examples of the following:
- Visual skills (Observational drawing, photography)
- Research and Investigative skills
- Creative thinking, ideas development and problem-solving
- Experimental use of a range of materials and processes
- An interest in art, design or related subjects.
Optional Support module (September- December)
Prepare for the course and for studying in the UK from your home country. Take part in a range of exciting and challenging creative projects that reflect real-life practices in the Creative Arts Industry. During this period, our expert team will guide you through the UCAS application process and offer you advices and support in choosing a UAL degree. At the end of this module, you will choose a Pathway specialism.
The available pathways are:
- Fine Art
- Graphic Design
- Fashion and Textiles
- 3D Design
Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice
This is where your UK study begins, with an introduction into the heart of the college. Get to know the facilities, workshops and meet your peers. During this unit, you will deepen your knowledge and subject skills and begin to experience what it’s like to study in the UK.
Unit 2: Developing Specialist Practice
During this unit, you will continue to build on the knowledge and skills developed in Unit 1. You will be encouraged to use the college studio’s, pattern cutting room, printmaking studio, 3D workshop, hand-tools workshop, ceramics and plaster studio. You can also take advantage of the photographic darkroom/studios and computer suites.
Unit 3: Consolidating Practice
In Unit 3 you will complete your final major project. This is an exciting and intensely creative period of the course. This 10-week project provides you with time to build upon all your previous knowledge and experience and showcase your work in a final presentation exhibition.
Assessment and Feedback
You will receive regular feedback and assessments throughout the course. Assessments include:
- Written and verbal feedback
- Group tutorials
- Self and peer assessment
A summarising assessment takes place at the end of each unit of study and involves the presentation of a body of work. You will need to pass each Unit of study in order to be able to progress.
Tuition fee for 2022-23 entry is £15,000 including remote support module and English for Academic Purposes.
In addition to tuition fees, students may incur additional costs such as the cost of materials, and travel and expenses for any excursions they take part in.