Foundation Art & Design Level 3/4 BTEC Diploma (Pre-Degree)

17400W0 | School for the Arts, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This course is an intensive, exciting and challenging learning experience which allows you to develop your creativity, awareness and potential, both visually and intellectually. You will extend your skills in a variety of areas and build a portfolio of work prior to applying to higher education.

What will I study?

In stage one students experience from a range of areas: Fine arts, 3D design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles/Fashion, Graphic Design, Print/ Illustration and Photography, alongside Life Drawing and contextual studies. In the second stage, students concentrate on a chosen area to prepare for application to higher education. For the final stage, students negotiate a final major project which represents the culmination of the foundation experience. This final work is exhibited at the public end of the year show. Visual studies and contextual studies run throughout the course.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

By coursework which is internally assessed. The final major project is assessed internally and externally.

What qualifications do I need?

Successful completion of a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design or an Art A Level. You will also need to present a portfolio of artwork.

What can I progress onto?

You may secure a place on a university level course, or go directly into employment in the creative fashion industry. Previous students have porgressed onto top universities across the UK including Glasgow, The Slade and London College of Fashion as well as the Foundation Degree in Creative Industries at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College.

Other Information

You will be taught by qualified lecturers who are also practising artists and designers. Opportunities for work experience, work related learning and guest speakers to underpin the professional creative elements of the course are part of your learning. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £5275.00 3F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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