The art foundation course is a preparation course for university.
Students will undertake a rotation throughout the department learning a broad range of skills, demonstrating their creativity. The course curriculum is designed to help students prepare a portfolio which showcases their abilities and enables them to make informed decisions about their chosen specialism at university.
On the Art Foundation course, you will have the opportunity to learn fine art, printmaking, photography, 3D design, life drawing, fashion & textiles and contextual studies. The emphasis is on experimentation with processes and materials to create final work.
Previous students on our art foundation course have gone on to study Graphic Design, Fine Art, Sculpture, Silversmithing & Jewellery, Photography, Game Design, Animation & Visual Media, History of Art & Media and Illustration at prestigious universities.
- Entry Requirements
- Course Content
- Key Course Information
- Student Portfolio Work
- Results & Progressions
Entry Requirements for the Art Foundation Course
|SEPTEMBER START||JANUARY START|
|COURSE LEVEL||RQF LEVEL 3||RQF LEVEL 3|
|AGE AT START OF COURSE||16.5||17|
|ENGLISH LEVEL||IELTS 5.0||IELTS 5.5|
You will study the following topics on the Art Foundation Course
- Sculpture & 3D Studies
- Life Drawing
- Fine Art
- Textiles & Textural Studies
- History of Art
- Portfolio & E-Portfolio
- English (IELTS/EAP)
- University Preparation Course
Download the full course syllabus here
Here is some Key information about the Art Foundation Course
|ART||September Start (9 Month Course)||January Start (6 Month Course)|
|Course Length||3 terms||2 terms*|
|Start Dates||7th September 2020||11th January 2021|
|English Language Requirement||IELTS 5.0||IELTS 5.5|
|Hours of study per week||23 (24 in term one)||>30|
|Tuition Fees per Term||£6900||£6900|
|Accommodation Options||Residential or Homestay||Homestay|
Here are some examples of our students work that were submitted as part of their portfolios for entrance to university.
Here are some recent university destinations and course choices of our Art Foundation graduates.
To apply for a course, go to our APPLY page. You can choose to apply online or download our application forms and scan them to us. Please ensure you read the instructions on the page so you complete the correct forms.