Art & design foundation & portfolio preparation

Essential for anyone wanting to apply to art school, university or enrich their own practice of art and design. Our foundation, fine art and portfolio preparation courses offer you the opportunity to explore and discover your own potential as an artist.

The tutors on our courses will focus on your development as an individual, whatever your background or age. The courses run part-time and are popular with working adults or those returning to education. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

  1. Build fine art course taster week

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Built upon the successful ethos of our Fine Art course, learn to manage and develop your ideas and creativity in a week-long project with class discussion forums. We use exciting research methods, from sketchbook to smartphone, and transform ideas through drawing, printmaking, simple construction, and colour work.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 11 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This exciting course is a chance to develop key creative skills and approaches to art and design in 2D, 3D, life drawing and critical studies. If you complete stage 1 successfully you'll be able to progress onto stage 2 of the formal Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Please note that the course runs for two days (10.30 - 16.30) per week. Students are able to choose between studying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays OR Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition to the two days a week there will be six evening sessions (17:30 - 20:00) on Wednesday evenings.
    Full fee: £699.00
    Senior fee: £559.00
    Concession: £210.00

  3. Mixed media and drawing projects

    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce you to a wide range of exciting and stimulating creative projects, exploring mixed media, collage, drawing and printing, and engaging with different techniques, materials and concepts to develop a broad portfolio of personal creative work.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £799.00
    Concession: £609.00

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