International Year One in Art, Design and Media

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of a range of creative undergraduate degrees in areas such as Media Production, Advertising, Computing, Graphic Design and Photography at the University of Gloucestershire.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to modules designed to equip you with the skills you need for university.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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Your course options

View detailed course content by selecting one of the options below:

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
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 5.0 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 on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. Students who choose to study the 3-term programme must have a suitable portfolio.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
29 June 2020 4 June 2021 4 Terms
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*Please note the dates and prices for this programme option are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: indicative 9-12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.30 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students work on modern computers

If you have a passion for gaming, technical ability, a creative mind and enjoy hands-on learning, this is the degree for you.

You’ll focus on small and large-scale game design and development while pursuing an area that interests you such as animation, 3D modelling or UX. Using industry-standard software such as Adobe CC, Autodesk 3DS Max, CryENGINE, UDK and Unity Game Engine, you'll design worlds, levels, characters and plots to bring your games to life.

As a COMPTIA Authorised Academy and a TIGA-affiliated course, this degree has strong industry links worldwide.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises. You are required to obtain 150 credits to complete the programme successfully.

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:

IELTS 5.5 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 on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. Students who choose to study the 3-term programme must have a suitable portfolio.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
21 September 2020 11 June 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: indicative 9-12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.30 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students work on modern computers

If you have a passion for gaming, technical ability, a creative mind and enjoy hands-on learning, this is the degree for you.

You’ll focus on small and large-scale game design and development while pursuing an area that interests you such as animation, 3D modelling or UX. Using industry-standard software such as Adobe CC, Autodesk 3DS Max, CryENGINE, UDK and Unity Game Engine, you'll design worlds, levels, characters and plots to bring your games to life.

As a COMPTIA Authorised Academy and a TIGA-affiliated course, this degree has strong industry links worldwide.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises. You are required to obtain 150 credits to complete the programme successfully.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 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 on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. Students who choose to study the 3-term programme must have a suitable portfolio.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
29 June 2020 4 June 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for this programme option are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: indicative 9-12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.30 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students work on modern computers

If you have a passion for gaming, technical ability, a creative mind and enjoy hands-on learning, this is the degree for you.

You’ll focus on small and large-scale game design and development while pursuing an area that interests you such as animation, 3D modelling or UX. Using industry-standard software such as Adobe CC, Autodesk 3DS Max, CryENGINE, UDK and Unity Game Engine, you'll design worlds, levels, characters and plots to bring your games to life.

As a COMPTIA Authorised Academy and a TIGA-affiliated course, this degree has strong industry links worldwide.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises. You are required to obtain 150 credits to complete the programme successfully.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 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 on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. Students who choose to study the 3-term programme must have a suitable portfolio.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
21 September 2020 11 June 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: indicative 9-12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.30 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students work on modern computers

If you have a passion for gaming, technical ability, a creative mind and enjoy hands-on learning, this is the degree for you.

You’ll focus on small and large-scale game design and development while pursuing an area that interests you such as animation, 3D modelling or UX. Using industry-standard software such as Adobe CC, Autodesk 3DS Max, CryENGINE, UDK and Unity Game Engine, you'll design worlds, levels, characters and plots to bring your games to life.

As a COMPTIA Authorised Academy and a TIGA-affiliated course, this degree has strong industry links worldwide.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises. You are required to obtain 150 credits to complete the programme successfully.

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