UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design: Level 3



The Art Foundation Diploma at Morley College London is an intensive programme of study in fine art, accredited by UAL London. Expand your experience, knowledge and skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital media, mixed media (textiles), and contextual studies, and build a portfolio to gain a place at University.

Projects are underpinned by one-to-one tutorials, group criticism, self-directed study, gallery visits, and a contextual studies programme. Document your work using a sketchbook, and at the end of the year, showcase a self-initiated project in a group exhibition in the Boundary Gallery or online (if COVID restrictions still apply).

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

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This part time course is taught on Mondays and Fridays 10:00 - 16:00 with students working independently for a minimum of one additional day a week for personal research, essay writing and developing a sketchbook and self reflective journal. I

n 20/21 you will be expected to attend college remotely or in person every Monday and Friday. Because of COVID 19 restrictions, contextual studies, support with ideas development and 1:1 tutorials will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. Practical parts of the course will be held onsite at Morley with social distancing.

In term 1, we are considering dividing the cohort into two groups, with students attending in person one day a week OR two days every other week to use the facilities (e.g. painting, print and sculpture workshops). Over the 3 terms, you will follow practical projects in: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography and digital media, Mixed media (textiles).

Projects are underpinned by 1:1 tutorials, group crits, self-directed study, gallery visits (if restrictions allow), and a contextual studies programme. One of the strengths of the part time level 3 Art Foundation course run at Morley's Westminster site is that everyone has the opportunity to work in all of the above subject areas throughout the course and can join other art classes at Morley free or at a discount. In November, you will start preparing a personal statement and digital portfolio for application to University.

There are visits from lecturers from degree courses to give advice on portfolio building and some students (who are eligible) have the opportunity to attend extra portfolio preparation classes at UAL. Over the 3 terms, you will submit work for assessment, and need to pass 3 units to gain the qualification. The final unit is to prepare work for exhibition in the Boundary Gallery in July or on an online platform if COVID 19 restrictions still apply.


Student Enrolment Team at Morley College London


Morley College London - Waterloo Centre
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Qualification offered


39 weeks (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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