Foundation Diploma Art and Design

The Foundation Diploma is a free one-year course where students explore all of the areas across art, design and media before identifying the degree pathway that is right for them.

The year encourages experimentation through diverse strategies. Students make original creative work that reflects their developing perspectives and ideas about the purpose of art, design and media.

Within constantly evolving creative industries, the confidence to innovate and experiment is a vital tool that our students will take from the Foundation year.

Our students progress from Foundation to competitive degree courses here in Sunderland and across the UK.