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Research and analysis

Using sketchbooks in an art foundation diploma

Ofsted good practice example showing how Loughborough University uses individual and exploratory sketchbooks.

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Loughborough University - good practice example

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Loughborough University - good practice example

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The art foundation diploma at Loughborough University has a focus on first-hand drawing and visual notation, and exploration of new ideas, materials and techniques. The sketchbook is seen primarily as a personal visual diary of the students’ thinking and creative processes, with emphasis on thoughtful and critical evaluation rather than a repository of secondary imagery and lengthy description of process.