Intensive Foundation Portfolio in Art and Design

In Oxford

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    12 Weeks


To learn new skills in Art and Design. To create a portfolio good enough for application for Higher Education Art and Design programmes. To gain experience in different subject areas within Art and Design. To develop an interest in a specific subject area in Art and Design. To research different pathways in developing a career in the creative sector. To improve drawing skills and other existing creative skills.
Suitable for: International, Home, EU and mature students




Oxford (Oxfordshire)
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Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill,, OX3 0BP


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Entry onto this course is by portfolio submission and short interview as well as completion of an application form. Please email for more details

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Course programme

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There are currently over 3500 Art and Design Degree courses in the UK and knowing which one might be right for you can be difficult to decipher. To gain entry onto a degree it is normal practice to complete an Art and Design Foundation so you can gain experience in all aspects of Art and Design to help make that choice easier. The tutors on a foundation are experienced and well informed to help make that decision the right one for you. But this adds on an extra year of study to a normal 3 year degree. What happens if you want to take a gap year or find some work experience in a particular field? The Intensive Foundation Portfolio is the answer, providing a shorter programme of study that still offers the grounding across a diversity of art and design fields.

On the course, you will choose your specialism and build an exceptional portfolio in preparation for university interviews. The year group will be much smaller than your average foundation course, with a ratio of 1 tutor to 12 students providing a greater focus on your individual needs. We will support you through your UCAS applications, and assist you with writing your CV and cover letters to help you find relevant work experience. The course will culminate in an exhibition showcasing your work.The focus will be on developing the skills and ideas that will enable you to continue working independently once you graduate. You will leave with a bank of projects to further explore within your chosen field. The portfolio will be your primary focus and you will be encouraged to work outside of lecturing hours to maintain the high standards expected from all Oxford Brookes students.

Intensive Foundation Portfolio in Art and Design

Price on request