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Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Artcoursework OCAD
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Rs 13,187/month

Important information

Typology Vocational qualification Level 3
Methodology Online
Duration 2 Years
Start Flexible
Online campus Yes
Support service Yes
Personal tutor Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Vocational qualification Level 3
  • Online
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
  • Online campus
  • Support service
  • Personal tutor
  • Virtual classes

Are you interested in design and art, but have a busy life? The Artcoursework Ocad offers this Foundation Diploma in Art & Design in order to fit your lifestyle and build your imagination at the same time.

The Online Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the profession of Artist or Designer. This exciting course has a strong practical focus, developing not just knowledge and understanding of art and design and design theory, but also professional skills. Successful graduates earn a Foundation Diploma qualification that is equal to 3 A Levels and is nationally accredited by one of the UK's largest vocational awarding bodies, ABC Awards.

Do not hesitate to ask for more information and an assessor will get in touch with you!

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Access To Top UK Universities and Creative Careers.

Is this course for me?

Creatives who want a career n Art & Design

How do I enrol?

You will receive an offer to study with us (subject to availability of college places).

Requirements: Under 18's need a portfolio or Level 2 Qualification (GCSE, BTEC, Art Award) Over 18's are automatically accepted with or without portfolio or qualifications.


Where and when

Starts Location Timetable
Anytime (Subject To Availability of College Places)
Anytime (Subject to Availability of College Places)
Anytime (Subject To Availability Of College Places)
Starts Flexible
Timetable Anytime (Subject To Availability of College Places)
Starts Flexible
Timetable Anytime (Subject to Availability of College Places)
Starts Flexible
Timetable Anytime (Subject To Availability Of College Places)


Anne-Charlotte Duboc .
What I would highlight All through my 2 years of 6th frame I ended up in an exceptionally tight spot not having the capacity to go up against and share in any art courses at my school which I required with a specific end goal to satisfy my fantasy of turning into a makeup artist, so I discovered OCAD. Their scope of courses are fabulous and I chose to undertake the Art Foundation Diploma which would support me the most into getting into college to study makeup artistry. The mentors are phenomenal, understanding and will help you totally conceivable keeping in mind the end goal to help you in getting the evaluations you require/need. I was given a considerable measure of support through email and Skype calls.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: January 2017 | Would you recommend this centre?
Nicola Kurtz .
What I would highlight Foundation Diploma was ideal for getting again into craftsmanship after a short rest. The online way of the course is perfect for developed understudies and those with work and family duties as you can work the hours that work apt for you. Mentors are available and constantly exceptionally prompt to revert you with the support and guidance. This turned out to be the ideal portal to college for me and mentor Anne was amazingly useful at all times. Would prescribe.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: December 2016 | Would you recommend this centre?
Cat Carter .
What I would highlight Since I cleared out school, I have generally known I would backpedal and accomplish something that I would appreciate, when I understood what that was. I discovered this course for a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and since going along with I have never lamented my choice. Doing this course online was ideal for me as I had an all day work that took a decent 40-50 hours a week and I was as yet ready to take every necessary step and get mind blowing input to make the work a smidgen better each time. Since doing this course I feel that my insight and comprehension of workmanship and configuration has enhanced hugely. I would prescribe this course to anybody needing to advance there training in art and design as though includes each perspective from the beginning. All the best Declan Goodby.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: January 2017 | Would you recommend this centre?

What you'll learn on the course

Creative techniques
Desktop Publishing
Image Editing
Art design
Art Photography
Photo Editing
Photography Basics
Illustration drawing

Course programme

Course Overview

  • Entry Requirements: 16 years or over, GCSE / IGCSE Art or photography or good portfolio. Mature students require no exam qualifications, some ability to draw and paint and a desire to succeed are required. Send example of your work if unsure of level.
  • Part-time programmes: available all year around - enroling now
  • Full-time programmes: start December to January and September to October. Exceptions may apply.
  • Requirements: broadband connection / basic art materials
  • Progression: to any University / BA Honours Degree
  • Accreditation:ABC Awards
  • Ofqual Regulated:Yes (Ofqual number 500/8476/8)
  • UCAS Tarif:up to 285 points - equivalent to two A Levels at A* grade
  • UCAS application supported: Yes
  • Portfoilo support: Yes
  • Tuition: Face to face, one to one - unlimited
  • Includes FREE optional access to all OCAD Weekly ONLINE FUN Classes! WORTH £180! More classes being added soon so check back to see.

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How It Works

Students receive access to their own online studio where they can work through their course. Units and assignments are listed along with supporting resources, video tutorials for skills development, step by step guides etc. Photographs of students' completed work are uploaded to their college e portfolio for assessment and constructive, friendly written feedback on how to progress. Additionally students are invited to discuss with an experienced and qualified personal tutor their progress and receive face to face verbal feedback, encouragement and support. Students may also benefit from relationships with their fellow online students as they can view profiles and comment on each others' art work if they wish.  Assessment

Formative as courses progress and summative at the end of units and the course. Your Final Major Project will be assessed externally by the exam board and this will decide your final grade. You will be kept informed every step of the way on how to improve your work. Structure Of The Course

The course comprises three distinct stages; Exploratory stage, Pathway stage and finally Confirmatory stage. Each stage is 12 to 24 weeks in duration depending on whether you study full-time or part-time. These can be extended if required. 

The Exploratory stage is the first stage of the course and as the title suggests it gives you the opportunity to understand at a deeper level what art and design is and to experience working in a number of disciplines. Within each discipline you will use a range of materials and processes and learn the value of drawing and photography as a starting point.

 You are offered 5 projects from which you study 4. 
  1. Photography (mandatory)
  1. Fine Art
  1. Graphic Design and Illustration
  1. 3D (Architecture, 3d Design, Sculpture)
  1. Fashion and Textiles

The Pathway stage is where you choose which pathway / discipline you wish to explore further and at a greater depth. Your tutors will review with you your work from the exploratory phase and this will inform your decision. The final decision is of course yours.


The Confirmatory stage is the final stage of the foundation diploma and the only stage that will decide your final grade. You will be asked to write a statement of intent with the support of your tutor. This document will outline your chosen final major project.Your final major project is practical and can be in any form you choose; show reel, a dress, a series of photographs, a painting, an animation, a design for an interior, architectural design, a video game etc.


Fee = £2999 GBP- $3981 USD same fee for international students.
Fees can be paid by monthly (P/T: £149.99 GBP / $199.99 USD x 20 payments OR F/T: £299.99 GBP / $398.10 USD x 10 interest free payments or paid in full by credit / debit card, cheque, bank transfer. Concessions are available for recipients of state benefits.