The Foundation course is a post A level course; which encourages personal creativity as a basis for practice, stimulates curiosity and intellectual development and instils a thoughtful and self critical appraoch to study, in preparation for each students choice of specialism.

Students will build an expansive portfolio of work to take their degree interview. The first stage of the course is an exploratory pathway designed to increase students' visual understanding across a range of media. In the second stage of the course, the pathway stage students select their projects to reflect their growing interests in specialist areas of Art and Design. The third and final stage of the course is where students write a complete a major project.

Grading for the course is Pass, Merit Distinction