Art and Design Foundation Level 3 Full-time (FADF)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC17
Qualification Type National Foundation Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This qualification aims to educate you to make informed decisions which will facilitate your progression, primarily but not exclusively to appropriate higher education in art, design and media.

We build on your prior experience, linking skills already acquired, with ideas and challenges which will extend your critical independence, and provide you with a full understanding of the career opportunities in art, design and the media sector.


This course explores a wide range of art and design activities including media experimentation and research. You will carry out a major project which will involve you creating a body of work for exhibition, linked to a personally devised and written project proposal.

  • Fine art
  • Graphic design
  • 3D design
  • Fashion/Textiles

How will it be delivered?

Your work will be assessed throughout the course, both internally and by an external moderator. At the end of each studio module you will present a folder of work for discussion and grading.

The final major project is exhibited as part of the Arts Festival in June/July which is open to the public. In order to gain a full Extended Diploma, you must pass all the course units.

Entry requirements

  • One A Level or Level 3 Diploma qualification. (Individual consideration will be given if you are 21 years of age or over with no formal qualifications)
  • You must be aged 18 years or above
  • A good portfolio of work

Your next steps...

Employment – This course can form the foundations for a range of creative occupations including Graphic Designer, Artist, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Interior Design, Product Design and other related roles.

Education – You could progress onto university, studying a variety of art, design, fashion and crafts disciplines or other higher level qualifications such as a Higher National Diploma (HND).