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Entry requirements:

A minimum of two A-Levels or an Extended Diploma in an art and design discipline at overall merit grade or equivalent level 3 qualification.

You also need a strong portfolio of art and design work which shows your enthusiasm for the subject.


1 year full time

Course description:

This course is offered at our Wheelwright Centre. This one year intensive course will help you make the right choice between the large number of degree courses available at a wide range of institutions. The course is suitable for post-sixth formers, Extended Diploma graduates or equivalent level 3 qualification. The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design will help you recognise your strengths, abilities and future potential so you can make a confident decision when choosing a future course.

All our students who apply to universities are successful, with a high ratio gaining their first choice on higher education degree courses, so we have a proven success rate we’re proud of.

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You can progress to a wide range of BA (Honours) degrees including Art, Design and other Visual Arts courses. Batley School of Art offers several BA (Honours) degrees including Fashion Design, Production and Promotion, Fine Art for Design, Graphic Design and Contemporary Photographic Arts.