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Foundation Art and Design

About the course

Our cohort of 150 students have undertaken an intense year of study, which has provided them with the opportunity to focus on the practical elements of the four key disciplines of Textiles and Fashion, Fine Art, 3D Design and Visual Communications, along with a solid grounding in the conceptual, historical and theoretical elements of contemporary Art and Design.

The Foundation experience provides an excellent springboard for students who choose to progress on to a range of higher education courses and institutions. This transition year ensures that they are well equipped for the academic and technical challenges that they will face as they enter the next phase of their academic journey.

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3D Design

Through the 3D Design pathway, students engage with a wide range of materials and processes through creative hubs which include ceramics, plastics, metal and wood. They are encouraged to seek a broad range of historical and contextual references to inform their studies and to experiment with form, structure and expression. Outcomes range from architecture, lighting, furniture, products and body adornments to more provocative and expressive sculptural investigations with a range of media.

Below are selected works from students who have specialised in 3D Design.

Aaron Castillo's portfolio

Aaron Castillo

Adrian Avellaneda, Morgan Faulkner, Harshita Singh's portfolio

Adrian Avellaneda, Morgan Faulkner, Harshita Singh

Adrian Avellaneda's portfolio

Adrian Avellaneda

Anna Averof's portfolio

Anna Averof

Charlotte Winfer's portfolio

Charlotte Winfer

Hannah Coles's portfolio

Hannah Coles

Eleanor Buckeldee, Teni Begbaaji, Lucy Cave's portfolio

Eleanor Buckeldee, Teni Begbaaji, Lucy Cave

Eleanor Buckeldee's portfolio

Eleanor Buckeldee

Grace Esberger's portfolio

Grace Esberger

Hannah Wilkie's portfolio

Hannah Wilkie

Hannah Wilkie's portfolio

Hannah Wilkie

Hannah Wilkie's portfolio

Hannah Wilkie

Hannah Wilkie's portfolio

Hannah Wilkie

Ben Jones's portfolio

Ben Jones

Megan Tickner's portfolio

Megan Tickner

Morgan Faulkner's portfolio

Morgan Faulkner

Morgan Faulkner's portfolio

Morgan Faulkner

Shayna Patel's portfolio

Shayna Patel

Shayna Patel's portfolio

Shayna Patel

Thibaud Le Calvex, Anna Averof, Alyina Rouf's portfolio

Thibaud Le Calvex, Anna Averof, Alyina Rouf

Thibaud Le Calvex's portfolio

Thibaud Le Calvex

Toby Wright's portfolio

Toby Wright

Toby Wright's portfolio

Toby Wright

Viktor Turzynski's portfolio

Viktor Turzynski

Fine Art

Within the Fine Art specialism, students are encouraged to be open and playful in communicating their ideas about the world around them and develop a personal enquiry. They are introduced to the current ways of thinking and making associated with the contemporary practices of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, and also alternative strategies such as working with sound, words and performance.

Below are selected works from students who have specialised in Fine Art.

Amy Margetts's portfolio

Amy Margetts

Anoosheh Asaf's portfolio

Anoosheh Asaf

Bryony Gray's portfolio

Bryony Gray

Bryony Gray's portfolio

Bryony Gray

Clara Lopez Millan's portfolio

Clara Lopez Millan

Ella Mock's portfolio

Ella Mock

Finley Wells's portfolio

Finley Wells

Indigo Hill's portfolio

Indigo Hill

Lauren Heap's portfolio

Lauren Heap

Lauren Heap's portfolio

Lauren Heap

Luke Sheppard's portfolio

Luke Sheppard

Millie Weston's portfolio

Millie Weston

Niamh Dollard's portfolio

Niamh Dollard

Rachel Leitzell's portfolio

Rachel Leitzell

Rachel Leitzell's portfolio

Rachel Leitzell

Sarah Breuleux's portfolio

Sarah Breuleux

Sarah Breuleux's portfolio

Sarah Breuleux

Alberta Ali's portfolio

Alberta Ali

Textiles and Fashion

This pathway introduces students to the incredible breadth of textiles and fashion. Challenging projects are designed to encourage independent thinking and an awareness of historical, cultural and contemporary textiles and fashion, and to introduce students to a range of practical exploration. Students investigate drawing, colour, pattern, materials manipulation and 3D structure. They are encouraged to explore alternative media, materials and processes and access workshops to introduce new techniques.

Outcomes may be fabric designs, photography, three-dimensional sculptural pieces and body applications that are diverse and individual.

Below are selected works from students who have specialised in Textiles and Fashion.

Bella Reed's portfolio

Bella Reed

Cadi Williams's portfolio

Cadi Williams

Cadi Williams's portfolio

Cadi Williams

Caitlin Reed's portfolio

Caitlin Reed

Caitlin Reed's portfolio

Caitlin Reed

Daniella Pitto's portfolio

Daniella Pitto

Eliza Hughes's portfolio

Eliza Hughes

Elsa Dugaro's portfolio

Elsa Dugaro

Elsa Dugaro's portfolio

Elsa Dugaro

Etie Boxer's portfolio

Etie Boxer

Georgia Chang-Evans's portfolio

Georgia Chang-Evans

Jordan Young's portfolio

Jordan Young

Phoebe Stainforth's portfolio

Phoebe Stainforth

Ruby Smith's portfolio

Ruby Smith

Studio Elsa Dugaro's portfolio

Studio Elsa Dugaro

Shannon Nel, Anna Pearce, Bella Reed's portfolio

Shannon Nel, Anna Pearce, Bella Reed

Shannon Nel, Anna Pearce, Bella Reed's portfolio

Shannon Nel, Anna Pearce, Bella Reed

Jasmine Pinkard's portfolio

Jasmine Pinkard

Visual Communication

Within Visual Communication, students are given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of processes through workshops in stop motion and digital animation techniques. They learn how to create and manipulate imagery using software including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and will have access to a range of printmaking processes, ceramics and fine metalwork.

With a focus on target audience they will use these skills to convey their response to project briefs which explore illustrating and designing layout for publishing, creating advertising campaigns and developing characters for storytelling. Their outcomes can be broad-ranging, demonstrating 2D and 3D approaches and the use of time-based media.

Below are selected works from students who have specialised in Visual Communication.

Alice Warriner's portfolio

Alice Warriner

Annabelle Harrison's portfolio

Annabelle Harrison

Archie Carroll's portfolio

Archie Carroll

Eleri Allen's portfolio

Eleri Allen

Eleri Allen's portfolio

Eleri Allen

Emily Shilling's portfolio

Emily Shilling

Esme Bertelsen's portfolio

Esme Bertelsen

Gabby Kelner's portfolio

Gabby Kelner

Jaskiren Hayre's portfolio

Jaskiren Hayre

Jaskiren Hayre's portfolio

Jaskiren Hayre

Jaskiren Hayre's portfolio

Jaskiren Hayre

Jaskiren Kaur's portfolio

Jaskiren Kaur

Jaskiren Kaur's portfolio

Jaskiren Kaur

Jess Dickson's portfolio

Jess Dickson

Jess Dickson's portfolio

Jess Dickson

Jessica Cox's portfolio

Jessica Cox

Kirsty Lemm's portfolio

Kirsty Lemm

Kirsty Lemm's portfolio

Kirsty Lemm

Kirsty Lemm's portfolio

Kirsty Lemm

Laura Knight's portfolio

Laura Knight

Lea Scancariello's portfolio

Lea Scancariello

Libby Feller's portfolio

Libby Feller

Libby Feller's portfolio

Libby Feller

Lily Hulland's portfolio

Lily Hulland

Sofiia Suvorova's portfolio

Sofiia Suvorova

Sophie Bardill's portfolio

Sophie Bardill

Sophie Bardill's portfolio

Sophie Bardill

Gabby Kelner's portfolio

Gabby Kelner

Tess Mitchel Thomas's portfolio

Tess Mitchel Thomas