Art Foundation- is it worth it? Watch
I did a UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Bath College before coming to Plymouth College of Art for my degree. I found it really pushed me to think outside the box and broadened my mind further when it came to art. Not only that, but I was struggling to decide whether to pursue Fine Art or Photography, and it helped me to decide on specialising in Photography for my degree. It gave me experience of exhibiting my work, visiting exhibitions around the world and taught me new mediums that I had never heard of before.
PCA also offers this course, which develops your making and creative thinking to prepare you for a course at degree level; it’s perfect if you’re unsure of what artistic medium you want to specialise in or if you don’t quite feel ready for a degree yet. As well as having access to the vast range of facilities that the main PCA buildings offer, you also have a specialised studio space just for FAD students.
Plymouth College of Art also offers a range of UAL awarded extended diplomas, with specialised subject areas. If you want more information about all of our pre-degree courses, please feel free to visit our website to see your options.
You don't need to do a Foundation to get into university, but I personally definitely recommend it. It also gives you longer to look into universities to continue your education, so it doesn't feel as rushed and you can feel confident in your choices!
Hope this helps,
Second Year BA(Hons) Photography Student and Student Ambassador at Plymouth College of Art