BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice

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  Course Title

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice

  Length of Study

  1 year / 2 years Part-Time

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  City Centre

  Tuition Fees


  Study Grant



The BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice is described as one of the strongest and most distinctive Foundation programs, which will enable you to develop the skills and the portfolio that is required for most degree programs in Art and Design.

The various creative projects you undertake at Freshart College, will allow you to experience a range of ideas, materials, processes and technologies, enabling you to consequently identify and explore your preferred degree with the support of our experienced staff. Students find this course exciting, challenging and rewarding.

The qualification is intended to be delivered through two main phases: an initial exploratory phase, and a final confirmatory phase. The time frames for these phases is deliberately flexible to accommodate diverse needs:

  • Exploratory Phase – learners experiment with diverse media, materials, techniques and processes across specialist skills areas. They should investigate progression opportunities and develop a portfolio of work to support existing practice and progression while developing towards a specialist area of practice.
  • Confirmatory Phase – learners produce a final major project and draw upon the summation of knowledge and skills acquired during their learning. They should be encouraged to extend personal ambition whilst understanding the professional context for presenting their finished work.


Content areas taught throughout the year:

  • Investigation
  • Experimentation
  • Evaluation and review
  • Realization
  • Communication
  • Self-directed practice


During the program, students will learn the value of seminars and lectures, time-management, prepare their proposals and evaluate their performance. They will have personal tutor and many technical workshops available to attend.  

Whilst studying students will have the opportunity to have access to excellent facilities including: a Digital Media Centre, Photography studios and Darkroom, Fashion and Architecture studios, Wood/Metal workshops and other professional equipment.

The pathways covered in the Foundation Diploma include Fine Art, Graphic Design, Animation, Illustration, Fashion and Textiles, Art Photography, Product Design, Interior Design and Architecture.

Progression Courses

  • BA (Hons) in specialised field
  • Higher Diploma in specialised field

How to apply

Depending on what and how you would like to study, you can fill in an application form.

If you would like to apply for a full-time or a part-time study for Foundation course, please apply directly to the College.

Supporting documents to boost your application

You can include the following documents:

  • Details of your English Language competence, for example, GCSE, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests or equivalent.
  • Certified copies of your school certificates and any other relevant qualifications you might have. A certified copy is a photocopy that has an original, official stamp of your school.
  • One reference.


You can apply for any course at any time before the course starts. The normal closing date for applications is 15th of May. Late applications are accepted but are not guaranteed the same level of consideration as applications made before 15th of May.


Application Review and Decision

We will normally provide applicants with a decision within 30 days of the closing date. In case this should take longer, you will be notified.

If your application is successful and you are not required to attend an interview, you will receive a formal offer letter and further information about your course.


Part-time study

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time. Therefore, you can fit your studies around your life and we will make sure we shape your schedule based on your time availability. The majority of part-time courses (as foundation course) start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


Entry requirements

When considering applications for part-time study, we assess personal, professional and educational experience, preferably relevant, to ensure that the course is a good match for you.


Further information

If you would like more information about applying for Foundation course at the Freshart College of Arts please email the administration office or give us a call on (+357) 70009004.


Equal opportunities

We encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sex, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents, socio-economic status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or disability.


Students with disabilities

We work hard to ensure that, as far as possible, students with disabilities are able to study successfully with us. If you have additional needs, we advise that you contact the administration office or course tutor as early as possible, so that you can discuss your needs and visit the College to assess the facilities if necessary.


Mature students

We care about equal opportunity in education, so mature students will be highly considered on equitable terms, as we realize that life might have directed you to other specialized paths. Let’s fix it!


If you do not meet the entry requirements

We welcome applications from everyone and we know that relevant experience is just as valuable as qualifications. Whether experience is from your work, voluntary activities or independent study we still want to hear from you.

So, if you don’t meet all of the entry requirements you can still contact to our Admissions team at the admin@freshart.in2.cdn-alpha.com and let them know what other relevant experience you have.