Diploma in Art & Design (QCF)

Key Course Information

Level 3 Discount available

The KCC Foundation Preparation UAL Level 3 course consistently offers motivated learners the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for successful entry to the Level 4 Foundation Course and other art courses at KCC and University.

The course consists of 8 units which cover an introduction to:

  • Visual language, research skills,
  • critical and contextual awareness,
  • materials,
  • processes
  • and technical skills,


  • Drawing,
  • Painting,
  • 3D Sculpture,
  • Printmaking and Photography.
  • And, further units that integrate diverse approaches and develop personal projects.

The course is project based with an encouragement to develop personal ideas and a commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for the communication of ideas. 

The UAL qualification seeks to ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning.


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