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UAL Foundation Diploma

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

The UAL Foundation Diploma at MPW is your route to studying Art and Design at the UK’s best universities. It offers you the opportunity to explore a wide range of art and design disciplines in preparation for your chosen degree. Widely recognised and respected, this qualification is often used to progress to a variety of top creative arts schools and universities, including UAL. MPW London is a UAL Approved Centre for the delivery of the prestigious Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

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Why Choose the Diploma?




Course outlines

The programme will enable you to:

  • understand different perspectives, approaches and ethics within diverse creative practice
  • research, analyse and evaluate relevant information as part of the creative practice
  • understand, adapt and safely use appropriate practical methods and skills for creative practice and production
  • explore solutions to complex problems through the application of practical, theoretical and technical understanding
  • take responsibility for research, planning and time management to access and action progression opportunities
  • use critically evaluative and reflective skills in order to take responsibility for your own learning, development and decision-making
  • effectively communicate and present ideas and creative practice to appropriate audiences.


"We are proud and delighted to announce that MPW London, one of the UK’s best-known providers of bespoke fifth- and sixth-form education, offering GCSEs and A levels, has become a UAL Awarding Body approved Centre to deliver the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design."

University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body

"The creative art department at MPW was outstanding and of immense value to shaping my future."

Honor Hamwee

Grades achieved at MPW: A*A*A* in Photography, Textiles and Graphics

"The MPW Art Department is unlike any other I have experienced or seen before, their team is genuinely dedicated to helping and supporting everyone, regardless of their style of work or creative background. I joined MPW at the start of Year 13, having left my previous school as I felt it had failed to support my creative dream and passion. The MPW Art Team were more than helpful in smoothing my transition of both school and course requirements, supporting me through every step of the way and ensuring I was never lost or alone. They always listened to my creative ideas, rather than imposing theirs, consistently supporting and ensuring I had a clear plan for future projects. The Art team is made up of a special group of members, all professionally talented artists who specialise in diverse areas and with the support and assistance of the MPW Art Department, I was able to go from being predicted a B, from my previous school, to ultimately achieving an A*. It is as a result of MPW’s drive and encouragement, helping me curate my portfolio and preparing me for my interview and to ultimately achieving my A*, which led to my being accepted onto my chosen BSc course at UCL."


Grades achieved at MPW: A*AB Progressed to: UCL to read Architecture

"I can’t thank MPW (and specifically the Art Department) enough for all the help and support that they have given me in my GCSEs and A levels. The Art department are the truest version of child led education that I have had the privilege to encounter over my years of education. Greg and his team are passionate about the arts and are true artists and creators themselves, they all have a deep understanding of the environment necessary for a pupil to thrive and do their best work. The teaching style is very much to listen to the pupil, understand their passions, their dreams and see them for who they are, encourage them and inspire them to be the very best version of themselves. The facilities are second to none, and the teacher’s knowledge of the subjects and the arts in general are outstanding. During my time at MPW, I learnt confidence and appreciation of myself as an artist, this combined with a safe space of kindness, mutual respect, and inspiration allowed me to achieve more than I could have ever imagined with excitement and determination about my future journey. It goes without saying that I would recommend the college to anyone wishing to explore the arts and figure out their journey within i"


Grades achieved at MPW: A*A*A* Progressed to: Central Saint Martins, UAL, to study the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design specialising in Fashion and Textile Design

"I joined MPW in September 2021 to do my A levels, and I chose to do Art, Textiles and Sociology. I found that the Art department really helped me with expressing myself and coming out of my shell work and personal wise. I found that in my previous school I was confined but at MPW the teachers challenged and encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and to try out completely new techniques and materials. They allowed me to express myself as I am and supported me. MPW approaches teaching as if you were at university, the relationship with the teachers is very open, they teach you to take responsibility and to work independently. MPW has an amazing Art facility with all the resources you need, you have access to all the rooms at any time of day and they are always there to help you. I would definitely recommend this college to any creative person."


Grades achieved at MPW: A*A*C Progressed to: Kingston University to read Interior Design


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