In the summer of 2016, the successful foundation course in art and design will transfer from University of South Wales Treforest to Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw campus.
All parties are excited to see the course return to its roots, where it developed a strong national reputation over its first fifteen years of operation. The course and its full time staff will move to purpose designed accommodation, securing continuity of the excellent provision sustained over the last 25 years.
Learners from South Wales and beyond have long benefited from invaluable experience of Foundation study in the Pontypridd area, and strong relationships with our client schools and HE providers remain central to our thinking.
The course has been a beacon of opportunity for young people in the valleys, Cardiff and beyond, encouraging progression to higher level study and careers within the creative industries. The teaching staff look forward to a period of dynamic and innovative growth, within a traditional but visionary course which prioritises student experience and learners unfolding.
Coleg y Cymoedd is proud to have the opportunity to further enhance and promote the reputation of this outstanding course of study, and to continue this unique contribution to the cultural, social and economic life of South Wales.
Judith Evans, Principal at Coleg y Cymoedd said: “We are excited to welcome the Foundation Art learners and staff to our Nantgarw Campus in September 2016. This programme will enhance the range of provision that we can offer learners, they will be taught in an outstanding new facility by very experienced FE practitioners.”
Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Helen Langton at University of South Wales said: "I am delighted that we are able to cement further our strong relationship with our strategic partner Coleg y Cymoedd through the transfer of the Foundation Art course. I look forward to seeing the expansion of the course and the continued progression opportunities that this will offer the students"
Find out more about this prestigious course at www.cymoedd.ac.uk/foundationdiplomaart