This is our most popular foundation diploma and offers a strong introduction to all the specialist subject areas that Ravensbourne has to offer such as graphics, broadcast media and 3D design.
You should consider this course if you have a broad interest in digital media and design. Our staff will encourage you to experiment with craft and digital technology and build a portfolio of work, showing a range of processes.
1 year full time
University of the Arts awarding body
Students for foundation diplomas are normally expected to possess four GCSEs, grade C or above, including English and Maths.
Students are also normally expected to possess one of the following:
Other relevant and equivalent qualifications are considered on an individual basis.
Application deadline: 28 February 2020
On successful completion of this course, most students go on to higher education, and many to a wide range of Ravensbourne degree courses. If you decide to go directly into work, we’ll help you find opportunities.
Your first stage features a series of introductory projects focusing on the core disciplines of:
Design and media students will then explore a range of different subject areas, including:
You will also undertake a contextual studies lecture series and written assignment.
You will deepen and develop specialist knowledge within your chosen subject area. We will encourage you to look and work beyond narrow definitions, and to collaborate with staff and students from other disciplines. You will be able to fully integrate research, ideas and methods to negotiate successful practical outcomes underpinned by theoretical understanding. This will enable you to build a competitive portfolio when applying for higher education and employment.
During the final stage, you will undertake and complete a major seven-week project, reflecting on your chosen specialist area and your planned progression path, culminating in a public exhibition of your work.
Our foundation and access diploma graduates may be eligible for a one-off cash gift of £500 if they progress directly to an undergraduate degree course at Ravensbourne.
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