Level 5 FdA (Foundation Degree) Art and Design
South Thames College
Key Course Facts
The Foundation Degree (FdA) focuses on 'making as thinking', with studio work at the centre of study. Learners will refine their own art and design work, forming a basis for confident and self-directed practice in the creative industries. Learners will undertake a series of two and three-dimensional workshops and studio projects of varying complexity, which involve both individual and group work. To place learners' own work in a historical setting and support studio practice, there is also a varied range of lectures, seminars, trips and visits from practitioners.
Tutorials provide individual support to all learners. On successful completion of the course learners can undertake the BA (Hons) Art and Design (top-up) one year programme.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
In Art, or related subjects.
In Art and Design, or related subjects.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).|
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Art and Design - Foundation Degree (FdA), FdA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Level 5 FdA (Foundation Degree) Art and Design FdA
|England UK||£6350||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6350||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
About South Thames College
South Thames College Group (STCG) is a large education provider that mainly delivers further education level courses in the south-west side of London, England. STCG works from four main campus sites, which applicants can find in Kingston upon Thames, Wandsworth, Carshalton, and Morden.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Art and Design FdA||Coleg Llandrillo (Llandrillo College)||90%||25%||10%||£8300||£8300||74||Colwyn Bay||On campus Full-time|
|Fine Art FD||Hull College||85%||5%||35%||£7500||-||-||Hull||On campus Full-time|
|Art and Design Practice FdA||Weymouth College||-||5%||20%||£6650||£6650||-||Weymouth||On campus Full-time|
|Fine Art Practice FdA||Nottingham College||73%||10%||10%||£8250||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Art & Design Practice FdA||Cornwall College||-||-||5%||£8600||£9950||-||Redruth||On campus Full-time|
|Fine Art - p/t FdA||South Gloucestershire and Stroud College||73%||-||35%||£3750||-||-||Bristol||On campus Part-time|
|Contemporary Arts Practice FdA||South Devon College||85%||-||20%||£8400||-||-||Paignton||On campus Full-time|
|Fine Art FD||Bridgwater and Taunton College||50%||10%||10%||-||-||-||Bridgwater||On campus Full-time|
|Fine Art FdA||South Gloucestershire and Stroud College||73%||-||35%||£7995||-||-||Bristol||On campus Full-time|
|Game Art and Design FdA||University of South Wales||-||-||0%||£7500||£12300||-||Pontypridd||On campus Full-time|