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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 teaching for subject-based modules.
  • 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.

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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: 16 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. Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio of six pieces of work (plus a personal statement). Three of the pieces of work provided as part of the portfolio must be observational drawing.

Entry requirements additional information:

Guidance for portfolio submission: Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio. For more information visit: www.art.mmu.ac.uk/courses/advice/

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
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
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£15,075

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of INTO students design and create a dress on mannequin

An award-winning course, based in the Manchester School of Art, which focuses on both menswear and womenswear. You will be encouraged to experiment and be creative as a designer. Not only will you learn how to develop concepts from start to finish, you will also learn how to balance innovation with the needs of the fashion industry.

Alumni include Aitor Throup, Matthew Miller and Agape Mdumulla (Agi & Sam) alongside graduates taking design positions in major fashion brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Givenchy, DKNY, Top Man, Louis Vuitton, All Saints and Paul Smith.


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 (or more) term(s) 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: 16 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

Guidance for portfolio submission: Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio. For more information visit: www.art.mmu.ac.uk/courses/advice/

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
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 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of INTO students design and create a dress on mannequin

An award-winning course, based in the Manchester School of Art, which focuses on both menswear and womenswear. You will be encouraged to experiment and be creative as a designer. Not only will you learn how to develop concepts from start to finish, you will also learn how to balance innovation with the needs of the fashion industry.

Alumni include Aitor Throup, Matthew Miller and Agape Mdumulla (Agi & Sam) alongside graduates taking design positions in major fashion brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Givenchy, DKNY, Top Man, Louis Vuitton, All Saints and Paul Smith.


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.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 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. Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio of six pieces of work (plus a personal statement). Three of the pieces of work provided as part of the portfolio must be observational drawing.

Entry requirements additional information:

Guidance for portfolio submission: Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio. For more information visit: www.art.mmu.ac.uk/courses/advice/

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
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
9 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of INTO students design and create a dress on mannequin

An award-winning course, based in the Manchester School of Art, which focuses on both menswear and womenswear. You will be encouraged to experiment and be creative as a designer. Not only will you learn how to develop concepts from start to finish, you will also learn how to balance innovation with the needs of the fashion industry.

Alumni include Aitor Throup, Matthew Miller and Agape Mdumulla (Agi & Sam) alongside graduates taking design positions in major fashion brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Givenchy, DKNY, Top Man, Louis Vuitton, All Saints and Paul Smith.


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 (or more) term(s) 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:

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

Age requirements: 16 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

Guidance for portfolio submission: Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio. For more information visit: www.art.mmu.ac.uk/courses/advice/

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
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
23 September 2019 28 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of INTO students design and create a dress on mannequin

An award-winning course, based in the Manchester School of Art, which focuses on both menswear and womenswear. You will be encouraged to experiment and be creative as a designer. Not only will you learn how to develop concepts from start to finish, you will also learn how to balance innovation with the needs of the fashion industry.

Alumni include Aitor Throup, Matthew Miller and Agape Mdumulla (Agi & Sam) alongside graduates taking design positions in major fashion brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Givenchy, DKNY, Top Man, Louis Vuitton, All Saints and Paul Smith.


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.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 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. Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio of six pieces of work (plus a personal statement). Three of the pieces of work provided as part of the portfolio must be observational drawing.

Entry requirements additional information:

Guidance for portfolio submission: Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio. For more information visit: www.art.mmu.ac.uk/courses/advice/

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
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
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£15,075

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of INTO students design and create a dress on mannequin

An award-winning course, based in the Manchester School of Art, which focuses on both menswear and womenswear. You will be encouraged to experiment and be creative as a designer. Not only will you learn how to develop concepts from start to finish, you will also learn how to balance innovation with the needs of the fashion industry.

Alumni include Aitor Throup, Matthew Miller and Agape Mdumulla (Agi & Sam) alongside graduates taking design positions in major fashion brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Givenchy, DKNY, Top Man, Louis Vuitton, All Saints and Paul Smith.

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: 16 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

Guidance for portfolio submission: Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio. For more information visit: www.art.mmu.ac.uk/courses/advice/

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
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 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of INTO students design and create a dress on mannequin

An award-winning course, based in the Manchester School of Art, which focuses on both menswear and womenswear. You will be encouraged to experiment and be creative as a designer. Not only will you learn how to develop concepts from start to finish, you will also learn how to balance innovation with the needs of the fashion industry.

Alumni include Aitor Throup, Matthew Miller and Agape Mdumulla (Agi & Sam) alongside graduates taking design positions in major fashion brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Givenchy, DKNY, Top Man, Louis Vuitton, All Saints and Paul Smith.

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.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 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. Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio of six pieces of work (plus a personal statement). Three of the pieces of work provided as part of the portfolio must be observational drawing.

Entry requirements additional information:

Guidance for portfolio submission: Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio. For more information visit: www.art.mmu.ac.uk/courses/advice/

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
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
9 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of INTO students design and create a dress on mannequin

An award-winning course, based in the Manchester School of Art, which focuses on both menswear and womenswear. You will be encouraged to experiment and be creative as a designer. Not only will you learn how to develop concepts from start to finish, you will also learn how to balance innovation with the needs of the fashion industry.

Alumni include Aitor Throup, Matthew Miller and Agape Mdumulla (Agi & Sam) alongside graduates taking design positions in major fashion brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Givenchy, DKNY, Top Man, Louis Vuitton, All Saints and Paul Smith.

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:

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

Age requirements: 16 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

Guidance for portfolio submission: Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio. For more information visit: www.art.mmu.ac.uk/courses/advice/

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
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
23 September 2019 28 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A group of INTO students design and create a dress on mannequin

An award-winning course, based in the Manchester School of Art, which focuses on both menswear and womenswear. You will be encouraged to experiment and be creative as a designer. Not only will you learn how to develop concepts from start to finish, you will also learn how to balance innovation with the needs of the fashion industry.

Alumni include Aitor Throup, Matthew Miller and Agape Mdumulla (Agi & Sam) alongside graduates taking design positions in major fashion brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Givenchy, DKNY, Top Man, Louis Vuitton, All Saints and Paul Smith.

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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