Before completing the UAL Foundation Art Diploma application, please read the information below.

Carmel College is a Catholic College that welcomes people of all faiths. We are committed to developing a community where mutual respect reigns and where personal qualities are highly valued. We welcome applications from students regardless of gender, sexual identity, ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief, disability or social background.

Applications for Sept 2023 still open!

You will need to ask someone (eg a teacher) to write a character reference for you to support your application for this course. The reference should include information regarding your attendance, punctuality and work submission. Please ask your referee to email their reference, before the closing date, to Kate Roberts, Head of UAL Art Foundation,

Your Interview

All applicants who apply before the closing date will be interviewed in the Spring Term. You will be informed of your interview by email.

Please bring the following to your interview:

  1. Exam result slips for AS and A2 Levels, BTECs or UAL Art Diploma you have already achieved.
  2. A portfolio of your recent work (produced in the last year).

To apply online for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design please click the link below:

Begin Application

What Our Students Say

The staff at Carmel were so supportive and really pushed me to try new things while being super adaptive to my eventual specialism.

"I can’t begin to describe how much I benefitted from my time on the Extended Diploma and Art Foundation at Carmel!
I think if you’re interested in anything creative (even if you’re not sure what that is yet) then the Extended Diploma is the perfect course to start with. You’ll get to try a tonne of things and really discover what excites you as an artist."
I now work as a self-employed Animator and have recently had the privilege of coming back to Carmel to deliver a workshop to students. I brought my 'Divination Dave' animation which won the Founder’s Award at the British Short Film Fest and Best Animation at the BFI Future Film Fest."