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I'm currently doing AS levels and my school has provided absolutely no support/information about studying creative arts at uni.
I've done a little research and decided I want to do an art foundation diploma, but I'd really appreciate some recommendations for which school would provide the best one
I'm thinking of going into illustration/graphic design, but I'm not decided yet and could decide to specialize in any creative discipline depending on how things turn out
Also, is it true that tuition for an art foundation diploma is free for under 19's?
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(Original post by Slimewizard)
I'm currently doing AS levels and my school has provided absolutely no support/information about studying creative arts at uni.
I've done a little research and decided I want to do an art foundation diploma, but I'd really appreciate some recommendations for which school would provide the best one
I'm thinking of going into illustration/graphic design, but I'm not decided yet and could decide to specialize in any creative discipline depending on how things turn out
Also, is it true that tuition for an art foundation diploma is free for under 19's?
It makes no difference where you do your art foundation. Universities know that most people stay local to save money because there is no entitlement to student loans for art foundation courses although, as you say, the fees are free for under 19s. Choose somewhere you like the look of and can afford to live. It's all about the portfolio, not where you did the course.
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(Original post by Slimewizard)
I'm currently doing AS levels and my school has provided absolutely no support/information about studying creative arts at uni.
I've done a little research and decided I want to do an art foundation diploma, but I'd really appreciate some recommendations for which school would provide the best one
I'm thinking of going into illustration/graphic design, but I'm not decided yet and could decide to specialize in any creative discipline depending on how things turn out
Also, is it true that tuition for an art foundation diploma is free for under 19's?
Hi there! I am currently doing foundation diploma at kingston college so if there is anything at all u would like to ask me feel free to message me or whatever. Im also going into illustration.

I would reccomend u go UAL or Kingston. UAL camberwell has a very crappy area and the interior as far as ive seen is a bit small too. UAL central st martins has nice area - clean and such - also the inside is nice. However it is very competitive and i heard theres a lot of students on the course which mighy mean less one-to-one interaction.

There is kingston college and kingston university. The area is good, there are a lot of shops and can get crowded. There are two art shops (cass arts and pullingers) which is good when you need to buy materials, theres also a school shop for the college the station is quite close too.

I cant speak for the uni but the college is very good imo. Theres good access to the studio, computers, printers and such. Btw theres a seperate building for the art students plus theyre building a new one which should be done by the time u go if u do. Because theres a seperate building its quite calm, less crowded and friendly.

I do think the course is suited to you. If you wanna know more about the content we study just say! Also yes, its free for under 19s. Im 19 but i didnt have to pay because i get a state benefit hope this helps



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Hi 'Slimewizard',

A foundation diploma is a great way to decide which discipline you would like to specialise in.
As some advice, the University of Hertfordshire offer a BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration course, where you can choose your pathway and specialise in your second year.
This means you could go straight from A Levels/BTEC etc into your 3 year degree and choose which you prefer, whilst learning (as the courses you are interested in are very similar).

Do let me know if there's anything I can help you with,

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The fact that Camberwell Is in a"crappy" area doesn't mean anything, as they have great facilities. If you want to study in London, embrace the rough. Even if you get into Chelsea (where they don't have any darkroom or print studio), you'll end up renting in Brixton. There are no posh residence halls.
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Thanks for all the advice, guys - camberwell and the other colleges sound nice but I think I'm going to choose a college up north or in scotland
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Manchester School of Art's Foundation course is apparently amazing. I had a couple of friends who did it and they loved it - amazing facilities supposedly.


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Manchester School of Art's Foundation course is apparently amazing. I had a couple of friends who did it and they loved it - amazing facilities supposedly.


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Thanks- will keep in mind c:
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Hi I know you commented this a long time ago but I am going to start my foundation at Kingston college next week and wanted to know about the content you studied. Also later on In the year did you specialise in one thing I want to specialise in fashion to study that at university.

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Hi I know you commented this a long time ago but I am going to start my foundation at Kingston college next week and wanted to know about the content you studied. Also later on In the year did you specialise in one thing I want to specialise in fashion to study that at university.

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Hi JJKK,

If you are interested in fashion, maybe check us out
Click Me
we are an industry based college, few minutes away from North Greenwich tube station and you might be interested in taking a look at the range of fashion courses we have.

Hope this helps,
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Hi there, how did you get this state benefit? What is the name and what did you exactly do? I will be 20 by the time I start my foundation. I have italian passport but I am from Argentina and if I could get any type of bursary, loan or benefit it would be great as my parents cannot pay for my whole education. Any information will be useful. Thank you very much
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(Original post by Slimewizard)
I'm currently doing AS levels and my school has provided absolutely no support/information about studying creative arts at uni.
I've done a little research and decided I want to do an art foundation diploma, but I'd really appreciate some recommendations for which school would provide the best one
I'm thinking of going into illustration/graphic design, but I'm not decided yet and could decide to specialize in any creative discipline depending on how things turn out
Also, is it true that tuition for an art foundation diploma is free for under 19's?
Hi there!

Have you checked out the Foundation courses at Plymouth College of Art yet? We are an arts-specialist university based in the south west, offering courses from Pre-degree, Undergraduate and up to Masters. We have a dedicated campus specifically for Pre-Degree students that's a five minute walk from the main campus, and about five minutes walk from the sea .

Our UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design has a one-year duration and is there to help maximise your chances of gaining a first if you decided to study at Undergraduate level. You can explore and develop your creative abilities in order to improve your artistic skills and portfolio, which gets you ready for undergraduate study. At the main campus (for undergraduate level), all of our courses are creative, which means that the atmosphere around campus is fantastic. I am on my third year of Animation (Hons) BA and I love studying in a creative space with other like-minded people.

Students are encouraged to work with a range of mediums and explore multiple disciplines in order to become a well-rounded artist that is able to take risks. This means you could work with both Graphic design and Illustration during the duration of your course, deciding which you prefer as you progress through the year. The choice of what you specialise in is yours and this means that you can choose whichever Undergraduate degree you'd like to study after you complete your Foundation course (as long as your portfolio has been tailored in that direction by the end of your foundation degree). Like you've said yourself, you are free to choose to specialise in another creative practice if you find yourself liking a particular area through the year

If you'd like to check our either the Pre-Degree or Undergraduate facilities, then please feel free to take a look at our online open days and online events, where you will be hosted in a call as our tour guides broadcast their tours of the campus live. There are opportunities for you to ask questions of the tour guides and there are often talks from our lecturers and staff members.

If you have any questions and would like to talk to some of our current students, please feel free to contact us at UniBuddy.

I hope this helps!
Lauren
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I'm currently doing AS levels and my school has provided absolutely no support/information about studying creative arts at uni.
I've done a little research and decided I want to do an art foundation diploma, but I'd really appreciate some recommendations for which school would provide the best one
I'm thinking of going into illustration/graphic design, but I'm not decided yet and could decide to specialize in any creative discipline depending on how things turn out
Also, is it true that tuition for an art foundation diploma is free for under 19's?
Where are you based?
Most students take a FAD at a local school, college or university. Because they're free that also means there's no living cost loan available to cover accommodation and living expenses so most students stay at home.

There's more information (and a list of all the university based FAD courses) here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5017684
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