Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Design and Media)

Apply for Sep 2021
Foundation Diploma Media and Design

If students have a broad interest in digital media and design, then this course is ideal. Our staff will encourage students to experiment with craft and digital technology and build a portfolio of work, showing a range of processes

Student work

Dragon - student artwork

Dragon - student artwork

Facilities available on this course

Staff in the Kit Store

Kit Store at Ravensbourne

As a digital student, you'll need access to equipment relevant to your course that will support your learning.

The Kit Store provides a wide range of equipment that students can borrow to complete their projects. Staff can also borrow equipment to deliver their practical sessions. 

It houses a wide range of equipment from industry standard manufacturers, including cameras, audio, lighting, and more.

Staff at the Kit Store are trained in various relevant departments and are available to give advice on all the equipment within the store, to help you realise your project.

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iMac suite at Ravensbourne

iMac suite at Ravensbourne University - ideal for design students and computing students.

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Student using the materials library

Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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Students studying on this Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Design and Media) course, after the first six weeks, can elect one of the below pathways as the focus of their studies.

The courses that sit underneath the pathways correspond to the undergraduate courses available at Ravensbourne that students can progress on to after completing the Foundation Diploma.

3D Creative Practice pathway

BA (Hons) Architecture

BA (Hons) Illustration for Communication

BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures

BA (Hons) Product Design

Fashion Promotion pathway

BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Design

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Visual Communication Design pathway 

BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Illustration for Communication

BA (Hons) Motion Graphics

Students can also join either of our other Foundation Diplomas after the first six weeks too. These are:

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Media Production)

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles)


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