About the course
The Art and Design Foundation Studies course prepares you for progression to a variety of specialist art and design courses, including BA/BSc (Hons) degrees and teacher training.
Reasons to study Foundation Studies in Art and Design at DMU
Subjects studied include: fine art painting, sculpture, print, installation, multimedia, graphic design, computer graphics, illustration, surface decoration, textiles, fashion, contour, footwear, furniture, product, theatre design, jewellery, spatial design, contextual studies and lens-based media. An additional workshop skills certificate provides a full introduction to woodwork, metalwork, jewellery, plaster, plastics, ceramics and glass.
You will study in three stages:
Stage one: introduces and enables you to explore basic art and design skills. This includes working in 2D and 3D with a range of basic material, media and methods. You are introduced to drawing in its broadest sense, developing visual language skills and learning how to develop ideas.
Stage two: a programme of specialist studio activities includes pathways in fine art, graphic design, 2D and 3D multi-disciplinary design, providing an opportunity for you to identify your chosen specialist subject. This also prepares you for making applications to degree courses.
Stage three: provides an opportunity to confirm your direction in art and design and maximise your potential. You develop an individual portfolio of work along with an understanding of the contemporary context in which artists and designers work.