The Access and Progression to Higher Education Programme consists of the following courses and pathways:
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
The course is unique in offering both specialist and diagnostic modes of study. If you’re confident about your future direction, the specialist course lets you apply to one of five curriculum areas.
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design | Curriculum Area: 3-Dimensional Design and Architecture
In the 3-Dimensional Design and Architecture curriculum area we encourage the exploration of materials and the development of making skills. Students learn how to use tools and machinery.
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design | Curriculum Area: Graphic Communication Design
In the Graphic Communication Design Curriculum Area we encourage a broad understanding of the field of Graphic Communication Design and place a great deal of emphasis on the development and communication of ideas and creative thinking.
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design | Curriculum Area: Fine Art
In the Fine Art curriculum area, you are free to make work that explores the use of colour, the image and representation (Painting), materials, process, space and the site (Sculpture), through to the use of time-based media including video and sound, or work that deliberately incorporates or confronts an audience (Fine Art: 4D).
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design | Curriculum Area: Fashion and Textiles
The Fashion and Textiles curriculum area encompasses a broad range of activities and disciplines. The two pathways are closely related, allowing students a range of options for developing skills in specific areas. We encourage students to develop their individual strengths and support them in creating a personal and creative portfolio.
Central Saint Martins x Minions Collective
Central Saint Martins Foundation x The Big Draw
Waterlow Art Park
CSM Foundation x Fred Perry x Amy Winehouse Foundation
CSM loves NHS
When lockdown began, staff and students from Foundation began an initiative making scrubs for NHS workers. Hundreds of scrubs later, and with support from LVMH, the project moves into its next phase.
Foundation 2020: Isolation
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, many of our Foundation students finished their studies away from the College. Looking across disciplines, here we share some projects which explore the meaning and impact of social isolation.
Foundation 2020: Family
Due to coronavirus lockdown, many Foundation students finished their studies away from the College, living in differing degrees of isolation with their families. Looking across disciplines, here we share a few of the projects that look to home and
Foundation 2020: Fine Art
As our 2020 Foundation students head to the next stage in their creative education, we catch up with them and their tutors to hear about their final projects and look back over a year unlike any other.