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As just one of a range of exclusive benefits, you could be eligible for the Internal Progression Award of £500. This award is available to all eligible new undergraduate students who have previously completed a Foundation or Access Diploma course at Ravensbourne.

At Ravensbourne we are extremely proud of our Foundation and Access Diploma students who successfully apply to continue onto the Ravensbourne undergraduate degree courses and become the creative innovators of tomorrow.

As a specialist media and design institution for the creative industries, we aim to equip our students with the mindsets and skillsets to thrive in the workplace.

Foundation Diploma has given me a creative boost as I was still exploring and finding my way at the time. I wouldn't have been as prepared going into my undergraduate studies as I have been having done this course.
I knew I needed a great start with my education and had to choose well regarding course and institution so I could benefit from everything given to me. 
Raluca Matei
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Media Production) 2010
BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production 2013
Assistant Producer (WTA Tennis) at BT Sport

Students can also benefit from high profile industry links and placement opportunities. We have collaborations with well known brands such as Royal Shakespeare CompanyBBCThe Tate ModernMarks & Spencer and European Space Agency. We are proud of the fact that 19 out of 20 students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating from Ravensbourne (HESA 2015/16).

We find that often our stronger and more confident students are those who have come from our Further Education courses.

Louise Prideaux BA (Hons) PGCE MISTD SFHEA FRSA
Associate Dean | Quality and Student Experience
Design Practice Department

Foundation and Access Diploma students who successfully apply to continue their studies with us on an undergraduate degree course can take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits:


  • £300 Laptop Bursary for every eligible undergraduate degree student;
  • Continued free access to the latest high tech facilities;
  • Free professional software, including Adobe Creative Cloud;
  • Award-winning building and collaborative working environment;
  • Expert and respected academic tutors, actively working across the creative industries;
  • A host of free on-campus events, including the Factory and The Lates;
  • Different types of accommodation to suit every pocket.

My foundation diploma allowed me the time and space to explore all the ideas and possibilities that hadn’t been possible at A-level. Ultimately, it gave me the skills I needed to be successful at the degree level.

The combination of both diploma and degree is the best preparation for your career, it taught me hard work, team work and made me a professional before I even left.

Abigail Leek
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2009 
BA (Hons) Fashion 2012 
Senior Designer at Stoltz     

For more information on our undergraduate course options, visit the Ravensbourne website.

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