Art Foundation

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.  

We also offer Architecture and Media Studies Foundation Courses

These are the Entry Requirements for the Architecture Foundation Course

 SEPTEMBER START
(9 Months)
JANUARY START
(6 Months)
COURSE LEVELRQF LEVEL 3RQF LEVEL 3
AGE AT START OF COURSE16.517
ENGLISH LEVELIELTS 5.0IELTS 5.5

These are the subjects you will study on the Architecture Foundation Course

  • Sculpture & 3D Studies
  • Life Drawing
  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Textiles and Textural Studies
  • Portfolio and E-Portfolio
  • History of Art
  • English (IELTS/EAP)
  • University Preparation Course
  • UCAS

Download the full course syllabus here

Architecture Foundation Syllabus

Here is some Key information about the Art Foundation Course

ARTSeptember Start (9 Month Course)January Start (6 Month Course)
Minimum Age16.517
Course Length3 terms2 terms*
Start Dates7th September 202011th January 2021
English Language RequirementIELTS 5.0IELTS 5.5
Hours of study per week23 (24 in term one)>30
LocationCambridgeCambridge
Tuition Fees per Term£6900£6900
Accommodation OptionsResidential or HomestayHomestay

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. 

Norwich University of the ArtsBA (Hons) Graphic Design
Norwich University of the ArtsBA (Hons) Interior Design
University of the Arts, LondonBA (Hons) Fashion Marketing
Glasgow School of ArtBA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery Design 
University of SouthamptonBA (Hons) Textile Design

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.