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The best preparation for your art degree

We are proud and delighted to announce that three Kings Colleges have become Approved Centres to deliver the highly prestigious UAL Level 3 and 4 Diplomas in Art and Design from September 2021.

These qualifications prepare students for progression to university and are recognised by the leading art schools in London and throughout the UK.


This course is for:
  • Students who want to prepare for a top UK degree related to art and design
  • Students who can demonstrate artistic ability and the commitment to develop their chosen discipline
About the course

About UAL Awarding Body

UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education. They design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.

UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, Qualification Wales and CCEA and currently offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production and Performing and Production Arts. They are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Their qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university and it is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

About UAL

Acceptance by the UK’s best art institutions, including:

Subject pathways

The UAL Foundation Diploma is primarily a qualification in Art and Design. Within this, however, students can apply for a specific pathway and the course prepares them to study in their chosen area at university.

Students are given the opportunity to explore the specialist area they have chosen to study as part of their assignments. As they develop, so their work will become focused in the direction they have chosen.

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Specialist teachers

Kings art teachers are highly experienced, passionate about their subject, specialists their field.

Many follow creative professions outside their role at Kings.

Most importantly they understand your needs and how to get the very best from your talents. Whether you are a UK or an international student.

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Tailored support

We have a very high teacher to student ratio.

It means we can tailor a development plan to your needs and carefully monitor your progress.

Our staff has a wealth and variety of expertise. It’s your guarantee of the specialist support you need to reach your goals.

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Finding inspiration

At Kings, your art studio is the whole world.

We want you to be stimulated, curious and engaged in art, not just in the studio but everywhere you look.

So you’ll have regular art excursions and the chance to explore some of the UK’s greatest art venues, both locally and nationally.

Language support

If you are below IELTS 5.0 and need extra English development it’s no problem.

You can first join our Art & Design Preparation Programme.

This develops your language skills and core study skills so that you are ready to progress smoothly to the main Foundation.

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The Kings Admissions Team