ual foundation diploma

The UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is an exciting, acclaimed and fast paced course led by practising subject specialists. Our aim is to develop individuality and expand creative and visual thinking through to Level 4; encouraging experimentation of varied materials and approaches. This challenging and exploratory UAL Foundation Diploma allows you to develop individuality and experiment with new ways of creative and visual problem solving. Throughout the year we offer dedicated support to cultivate your creative focus, and become an autonomous practitioner. This course offers the student another free year of education, giving you the opportunity and time to consider the next step of you career, whether that is your application to University, an apprenticeship or an alternative route into the creative industries. This industry is a vast and growing sector whose opportunities are wide and varied; your Foundation year will be the first significant step on this ladder and we are focussed on helping you decide on your future direction and our course will help you achieve your place within this aspirational industry.

Lucy Bishop

Fine Art and Textiles

Specialising in both art and textiles, I enjoy using a variety of media, combining  techniques and experimenting with materials to communicate a considered narrative behind every piece I create.


I adopt a multidisciplinary approach and enjoy print, painting, photography and stitch work. Living in Somerset, I am heavily influenced by the natural environment.