International Foundation in Art and Design
Academic preparation for the first year of an undergraduate degree in subjects including architecture, art, fashion and many more.
There are two course options available:
- International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option
- Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support
What is special about the programme?
The International Foundation in Art and Design combines academic study, intensive English language preparation, study skills and cultural orientation.
Successful completion of the Foundation programme leads to an award which is recognised by 60 universities.
As well as a conditional university placement for successful students, you'll benefit from:
- wide university recognition offering a choice of progression options
- professional support and guidance with university applications
- the highest levels of personal care and support
You are encouraged to see your own work within the context of a large range of contemporary and historical art practice. Work produced in practical sessions will be shown to your class to encourage debate and to share good practice. Typically, part of a practical session will be given to updating your sketchbook (and/or blog) to encourage you to reflect upon your work.
Teaching sessions usually set up an open-ended idea, encouraging you to explore different thoughts. You will develop your skills with our art portfolio and interview skills workshops. One-to-one sessions are a vital part of the programme, allowing you to develop your own unique ideas.
Who should apply for the International Foundation programme?
If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, the International Foundation programme provides academic preparation for first year entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme.