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Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2018/19 entry

Course code:

ADF009

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £11,927)

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


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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

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: ADF009
A Level Access IB Diploma GCSE requirement
Grade C from at least one A2 Level Art & Design related subject or equivalent qualification. A pass in the Access Diploma, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents. 27 points to include Visual Arts or Design Technology at Higher level. Minimum 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English, Art and Design and Maths.

Portfolio

You may be required to submit a portfolio/showreel/written work (as appropriate for the particular course) and you may be asked to attend an interview if it is practical to arrange.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £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.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

*Due to a delay in the UK Government's announcement of the Retail Price Index, the University is unable to set its fees for entrants in 2018 at this stage. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.