Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies
Offered at Levels 3 and 4, the UAL Awarding Body Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies is a pivotal qualification, which provides a transition from general education to specialist art and design education.
The qualification has been designed to encourage exploration, experimentation and risk taking, which will extend the learners’ critical independence and enable them to demonstrate a full understanding of the relevant standards required to achieve progression to higher education.
UAL Awarding Body is currently the UK's largest provider of the Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies (FAD) qualification.
Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:
Qualifications at a glance
|Level 3||Level 4|
|Typical course duration||1 year||1 year|
|UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction)||80/96/112||N/A|
|Typical progression||Visual communication, 3D design, fashion, fine art|
Specification and documents
This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject matter experts, practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace
The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:
- Arts University Bournemouth - letter of support (PDF 42 KB)
- Leeds College of Art - letter of support (PDF 45 KB)
- Ravensbourne - letter of support (PDF 48 KB)
- University for the Creative Arts - letter of support (PDF 45 KB)
Working with us
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