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International Foundation in Art and Design

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects within the fields of Art, Design and Media at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style inspired lessons.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms (7 - 12 months)
Start dates: September, June, January
Fees: From £15,075
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
Award:

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress is monitored continually. Grades from the International Foundation do not count towards your degree but help the University to assess whether you meet the requirements for progression to your chosen degree.

Assessment will be by:

  • portfolio review by your personal tutor
  • your journal, in which you will show research into and development of your work
  • presentations that evaluate your art and design, including your major project
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English

The International Foundation is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University. If you successfully complete the programme with a grade of 50% or above, you will be offered conditional progression onto one of the undergraduate degree courses at the Manchester School of Art.

You will need to complete the course with 50% in your English for Academic Purposes module and an art and design portfolio, which will demonstrate the full range of skills needed for acceptance onto the appropriate degree programme. Progression to some degree programmes is subject to an interview.

Study one term of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 June 2018 14 June 2019 4 Terms £19,525
24 September 2018 30 August 2019 4 Terms £19,505


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress is monitored continually. Grades from the International Foundation do not count towards your degree but help the University to assess whether you meet the requirements for progression to your chosen degree.

Assessment will be by:

  • portfolio review by your personal tutor
  • your journal, in which you will show research into and development of your work
  • presentations that evaluate your art and design, including your major project
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English

The International Foundation is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University. If you successfully complete the programme with a grade of 50% or above, you will be offered conditional progression onto one of the undergraduate degree courses at the Manchester School of Art.

You will need to complete the course with 50% in your English for Academic Purposes module and an art and design portfolio, which will demonstrate the full range of skills needed for acceptance onto the appropriate degree programme. Progression to some degree programmes is subject to an interview.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress is monitored continually. Grades from the International Foundation do not count towards your degree but help the University to assess whether you meet the requirements for progression to your chosen degree.

Assessment will be by:

  • portfolio review by your personal tutor
  • your journal, in which you will show research into and development of your work
  • presentations that evaluate your art and design, including your major project
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English

The International Foundation is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University. If you successfully complete the programme with a grade of 50% or above, you will be offered conditional progression onto one of the undergraduate degree courses at the Manchester School of Art.

You will need to complete the course with 50% in your English for Academic Purposes module and an art and design portfolio, which will demonstrate the full range of skills needed for acceptance onto the appropriate degree programme. Progression to some degree programmes is subject to an interview.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 30 August 2019 4 Terms £19,505
25 June 2018 14 June 2019 4 Terms £19,525

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress is monitored continually. Grades from the International Foundation do not count towards your degree but help the University to assess whether you meet the requirements for progression to your chosen degree.

Assessment will be by:

  • portfolio review by your personal tutor
  • your journal, in which you will show research into and development of your work
  • presentations that evaluate your art and design, including your major project
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English

The International Foundation is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University. If you successfully complete the programme with a grade of 50% or above, you will be offered conditional progression onto one of the undergraduate degree courses at the Manchester School of Art.

You will need to complete the course with 50% in your English for Academic Purposes module and an art and design portfolio, which will demonstrate the full range of skills needed for acceptance onto the appropriate degree programme. Progression to some degree programmes is subject to an interview.

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