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Thinking about studying Foundation Art and Design at Kingston School of Art?

For lots of art enthusiasts, regardless of whether they love fashion, painting or ceramics, studying art at university level often begins with some form of Foundation Art and Design programme. On top of helping you prepare for the shift in intensity between studying a creative course at BTEC/A-Level and at degree level, a Foundation Diploma gives you the chance to work within fields and mediums you may not have really considered before, such as graphic design, architecture, textiles and book binding.

Kingston University London’s ‘Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media Practice is one of the most popular Foundation Art courses in London, receiving over 1600 applications for roughly 180 places. With 22 permanent members of staff and over 30 visiting lecturers, you’ll take part in a rotation of workshops covering the fields of visual communication, 3D Design, fashion and fabrication and fine art, before deciding your specialism and completing your final project. Roughly 50% of students then go on to study a degree course at KSA (such as my own degree in Fine Art and Art History!), with many others pursuing art degrees in universities elsewhere across the UK.

If you’re interested in applying, make sure to attend to our in-person Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice Open Day on Wednesday 10th January 2024, where you’ll have the opportunity to attend a course information talk led by the course leader and chat to student representatives about their experiences studying here at KU. There’ll also be a guided tour of the Foundation workshops an excellent opportunity to get a feel for the facilities! The link to book your place is just below. :biggrin:


As always, if you have any questions, just drop a reply down below and one of our Kingston Reps will get back to you as soon as possible.

- Eve (Kingston Rep).
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