brighton metropolitan college logo Exciting UAL Foundation Art and Design Course Overview

IFAD Dive into the world of art and design with our Foundation Diploma. Discover your creative potential and choose your pathway towards success.

Embark on a journey from general education to specialist art and design training. Prepare confidently for future undergraduate studies, including at the prestigious University of the Arts London (UAL).

Join us for a year of creativity, where you'll hone your skills and craft a standout portfolio for your university degree-level study applications.

Explore various art and design disciplines, experiment with different materials, and unleash your creativity under expert guidance.

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Course Overview

Location Brighton MET College, Brighton, East Sussex, England
Duration One Year
Application Deadline 5 July 2024
Start Date 2 September 2024
Fees £15,000
Entry Requirements Five GCSEs in grades 9-4, including Maths and A-level in a creative art Subject or equivalent (Senior High School Certificate)
English Language Requirements IELTS Level 5 or higher

Discover a World of Creativity

Use software to create digital models of three dimensional objects and products
Illustration & Animation
Illustration for products, fashion, print and plate work.
Fine Art
Creative and Visual arts with imaginative, aesthetic or intellectual content
Graphic Design & Communication
The art of combining text and images in advertisements, books and magazines
Fashion & Textiles
Learn to create a finished appearance that conveys sophistication.

Art & Design Diploma Unit Details

Induction and Familiarisation

Begin Your Creative Journey

Welcome to your artistic adventure! Explore our studios, meet fellow creatives, and immerse yourself in Brighton's vibrant art scene.

Join a guided tour of Brighton City to uncover its artistic treasures and cultural delights.

Experience college life and embrace Brighton's unique atmosphere during orientation week.

Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice

Unleash Your Creativity

Embark on a journey of visual exploration and creative discovery. Experiment with various disciplines to find your artistic voice.

Develop essential planning, analysis, and reflection skills to support your creative pursuits. Engage in exciting projects and expand your artistic horizons.

To enhance your creative journey, receive guidance on UCAS applications, degree choices, and portfolio development.

Unit 2: Developing Specialist Practice

Specialise and Excel

Define your creative ambitions and refine your skills in a chosen field. Prepare for your final project and elevate your expertise.

Deepen your subject-specific skills with hands-on projects in our state-of-the-art studios. Receive tailored advice for your university applications.

Unit 4: Consolidating Practice

Showcase Your Talent

Embark on your final major project, a culmination of your artistic journey. Demonstrate your skills and creativity in a captivating exhibition.

Take control of your learning and showcase your achievements through an exciting 10-week project. Prepare to shine in the spotlight.

Enhance Your Skills Further

English for Academic Purposes

Excel in English and Prepare for Success

Master essential language skills alongside your art curriculum. Receive dedicated tutorials to excel in your studies.

Prepare for the IELTS exam with tailored support and guidance. Enhance your study and language skills for academic success.

Final Major Project

Create Your Masterpiece

Engage in your Final Major Project, a period of intense creativity. Produce exceptional artworks for the MET's prestigious Summer Exhibition.

Collaborate on live projects, participate in exhibitions, and showcase your talent in renowned events.


Assessment Made Easy

Experience continuous assessment without formal exams. Receive detailed feedback and guidance throughout your creative journey.

Showcase your creative outcomes and developmental work to achieve your qualification with flying colours.

UCAS: University Applications

Unlock Your Future

Receive expert guidance on your UCAS application journey. Explore a world of possibilities with our support and advice.

  • Discover suitable courses and universities
  • Get personalised assistance with your application
  • Craft a compelling personal statement with our help
  • Prepare for interviews and portfolio presentations
  • Benefit from specialist workshops and portfolio advice


Progress to Success

Pursue your dreams at top UK art universities and colleges. Benefit from our partnership with UAL for exceptional progression opportunities.

  • Explore UAL and other prestigious institutions
  • Receive tailored advice and workshops



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