This one year course (for students who have A-levels or an equivalent qualification) will help you develop your imagination and powers of invention with a specific focus on Photography and Film. It’s the perfect way to find your creative voice if you’re not sure what degree course you’d like to study or boost your existing skills and portfolio if they’re not quite up to degree standard. What’s more, if you successfully complete the Foundation Diploma with us, you’re guaranteed a place on a degree course at AUB.
Students engage in an exploratory stage covering both Photography and Film and Video. Following this students progress onto a specialist pathway in either Photography or Film and Animation.
Our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection – in all four areas.
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Entry to a Foundation Diploma course usually follows two years of sixth form study.We accept a wide range of qualifications. Our standard requirements are:- Five GCSE or equivalent passes at grade C or new grade 4 or above including a relevant Art, Design or Media subject plus Maths and EnglishPlus a suitable Level 3 qualification for example:- a minimum of two GCE A-Level or equivalent at grade C or above (one of which must be in a relevant creative subject)For more details of other acceptable qualifications see our website: or contact Due to funding rules we are unable to accept Functional Skills, Key Skills or ALAN tests in place of Maths or English from UK applicants who will be under 19 when the course starts.