Are you interested in studying the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at HNC?

Applications are now open! Please click here to download the application form. Internal students can hand in their completed application form to the Art and Design office and external applicants should email or send their completed application form to the Student Services team at

Why choose this course?

This innovative, exciting and intensive one year course will give students who intend either to study in higher education or enter a creative profession the opportunity to further extend and develop their creative potential across a range of disciplines before selecting and focusing on their personal creative specialism. Students will be significantly challenged to develop new ways of thinking, extending personal idea building skills and to learn ways of innovatively using media and materials, always with a core aim of preparing for appropriate progression to higher education and/or the world of work.

  • A team of talented and dedicated staff will provide students with personal and professional guidance.
  • Dedicated large studio space within a purpose built facility – full time access to this studio space.
  • Good access to an impressive range of learning resources and specialist working areas including Textile Design, Graphic Communication, Printmaking, Photography, Fine Art, Scupture and Multi-media working.

A course leaflet containing more detailed information is available here.