The UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Carmel College is an exciting, creative and innovative course. It’s a place for you to explore a diverse range of practices, and then to specialise in an area of your choice. It’s the route to help you access Higher Education or employment in the Creative Industries. Always supportive and always inclusive, the Diploma celebrates difference and imagination.

The UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is a one year course and is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to access higher education and employment.

Housed in our impressive Centre for Art and Design, you have access to a range of resources designed to complement and enhance your studies including: a specialist art studio, photographic dark/developing room for black & white prints; sewing room; dye room; kilns; machine workshop; digital film editing suite.

The UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is a Level 3 Qualification which can be obtained at Level 4 and is therefore included in the UCAS tariff and attracts tariff points for each final grade as shown below:

  • Pass 80
  • Merit 96
  • Distinction 112

Course Entry Requirements

A Level Grade C in an Art and Design / Technology subject or UAL Extended Diploma Merit or equivalent.

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UAL Art Foundation Course Leaflet