London School of Arts Academy
The clue to the nature of this course is in the title. It is a foundation. We will provide you with some essential components, including skills, techniques, working habits and analytical tools, which will enable you to fulfil your potential, and embark on a future in the visual arts.
During this one-year programme, we will help you to discover which areas of art & design best suit your personality and abilities. We do this by providing a degree of personal tutorial support, and practical guidance which we believe is unequalled by any similar course anywhere in the UK. You will leave us with a comprehensive portfolio and all the necessary information to help launch you into further study and training.
The studios are located in central London, with excellent transport links. They also benefit from being five minutes walk from Tate Modern and the many other exciting cultural and recreational facilities of London’s South Bank.
Mermaid Court, 165A Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR
Annual £4, 991
Termly (incl. 3% surcharge) £1, 714
Start Date Fees must be paid in advance and can be paid yearly or termly (the latter incurring a 3% surcharge).
Autumn Term 2016-2017
12th September – 25th November 2016
Half Term: 17th October – 21st October 2016
Spring Term 2016-2017
Tuesday 18th April – Monday 26th June 2017 (no half term)
including Bank Holiday Monday 1st May and Bank Holiday Monday 29th May as teaching days (students in).
Autumn (September to December)
Students actively explore the range of ideas about what art might be and, consequently, what it means to be one kind of artist or another. We want you to become confident in your expressive abilities, and to discover the joy and power of experimentation in a wide range of media. Students cover four disciplines; Drawing, Painting, Installation and Sculpture, and Digital Media.
Spring (January to March)
You will be given the opportunity to select modules that particularly appeal to you. You can either choose two, ten-week modules from the full range of ten-week components available on the Art Academy Diploma course, or select from the two Foundation-specific modules. There is a choice of 3D or 2D, and the modules combine a selection of shorter courses intended to give you a wider introduction to different media and techniques.
Summer (April to July)
You work towards your final exhibition, as well as selecting two final skills modules to complement and support the development of your work in the final term. Individual tutors and the Head of Foundation will constantly monitor your progress, and each module will be followed by a thorough critique and roundup session
3 days a week: get active tutorial support