Art and Design Foundation

Foundation Diploma

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1 year




School of Arts


This Foundation Art and Design course introduces you to a wide range of creative practices.

You will experience a broad range of projects to help you prepare for further study or employment. You will develop your independent creative thinking and learn to apply this across a range of disciplines. You will gain a broad understanding of the creative industries and the career paths across the sector.

You will be supported to develop a portfolio of work, ready for applications to undergraduate courses or creative roles.

This course is based in the School of Arts which is home to a range of specialist facilities including:

  • Printmaking workshops
  • Letter press
  • Video editing
  • Photographic studios and darkrooms.

Introductory workshops across our facilities will provide you with a solid foundation in each medium. You will be taught by tutors and visiting lecturers who are practising artists and designers.

Have a look at our Foundation Art and Design on Instagram.

Oxford Brookes University is an approved centre for UAL Awarding Body for Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: GCSE Maths and English grade 4/C