Foundation in Art, Media & Design

The Diploma in Art & Design Foundation Studies prepares you for the progression from diploma to degree.

At The CAA you’ll spend the year exploring a range of creative subjects, giving you the time and creative inspiration to decide which area of art and design you’d like to specialise in when you come to choose your undergraduate degree.

As a foundation student at CAA, you’ll be working on campus with your own dedicated studio space.

You’ll have access to the facilities at CAA and will be supported by teams of subject specialist lecturers / most lecturers are active within their own fields as professional designers, artists and researchers.

Working in and amongst our undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of our uniquely creative community, you’ll be able to observe first-hand the range of degree options available to you.

Length of study:

1 Year / 2 Years

Mode of Study:

Full-Time / Part-Time

Starts:

Fall / Spring

Campus:

Limassol, Pentadromos

Entry Requirements:

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Course details - 2018 entry

The first part of your year will be spent investigating different areas of art and design, identifying your strengths and personal interests to help you grow as an artist or designer. As the year progresses, you’ll have more freedom to specialise and direct your route through the course, resulting in an exhibition of your artwork at the end of the year and the creation of a unique and varied portfolio, ready for your undergraduate degree.

On completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

Stage One: (Exploratory)
Short project assignments and workshops will introduce you to the specialist Art, Media and design pathways we offer and help to develop a wide range of transferable art and design skills, techniques and processes. At the end of this stage all your work will be assessed by your tutor to decide which specialist pathway best suits you. The pathways of study are:

Fine Art, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture. Animation/Game Design Graphics/Illustration/, moving Image, Fashion/Textiles/ Imaging/Styling, Photography, Film, 3D Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Industrial/Product Design, Theatre Design, Media, and Sound

Stage Two: (Pathway)
Having selected a specialist Art and Design pathway you will begin to develop your skills and understanding of your chosen Specialist pathway in greater depth. You will build an Art, Media and Design portfolio that will enable you to both fulfill the pathway units and apply for more advanced courses. An increasing level of independence and maturity of approach is expected at this stage of the course.
Pathway study options may include:

Fine Art, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture. Animation/Game Design Graphics/Illustration/, moving Image, Fashion/Textiles/ Imaging/Styling, Photography, Film, 3D Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Industrial/Product Design, Theatre Design, Media, and Sound

Stage Three (Confirmatory)
Term Three allows the opportunity to consolidate the experiences of the previous two terms. Students will undertake a self initiated final major project which culminates in an exhibition at the end of the course. At this stage the work is externally assessed.

Historical and Contextual studies run alongside studio practice during the exploratory stage and educational visits, and lectures are organised to support both the contextual studies programme and the drawing programme.

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For further info on how to apply or any other queries you may have please call our Admissions team on 7000 52 50 or fill in the contact form below and a member of staff will contact you as soon as possible.


Entry requirements - 2018 entry:

We want to attract the best and most creative minds – so we take a balanced approach to candidate assessment, taking both individual portfolios and exam results into account.

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Your portfolio of work, your Personal statement and a good reference will be taken into account.

For this course we would like to see your creative work in a variety of media that communicates your enthusiasm and Interest in the field you want to study and in, and in Art, Media and Design in general.

Your portfolio should include:

• Drawings
• Photography
• Animations
• Films
• Digital work
• Models
• Paintings
• Any other Creative Art, Media and Design work you were involved in.

We are also very interested in your sketchbooks and notebooks, these show your ideas.

For further portfolio advice please fill in the form above.