The art foundation course is a preparation course for university.
The course covers specialisms such as life drawing, painting, fashion, textiles, installation art, printmaking, graphic illustration, 3D design and fine art.
The course curriculum is designed to help students prepare a portfolio and make informed decisions about the area in which they might wish to specialise in at university. These specialisms are combined with English lessons and you’ll have a personal tutor who’ll support you throughout the course and help you with your university applications. Our art department is led by our Head of Art, Alison Gautrey. Alison has more than 20 years teaching experience at all levels and she and her team are committed to every student’s success. Past students on our art foundation courses have gone on to study film-making, architecture, graphic design, fine art, fashion management and illustration at universities such as Leeds, Nottingham, the University of the Arts London and Norwich University of the Arts.
- 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||2nd September 2019||6th January 2020|
|English Language Requirement||IELTS 5.0||IELTS 5.5|
|Hours of study per week||23 (24 in term one)||>30|
|Tuition Fees per Term||£6700||£6700|
|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.
|Norwich University of the Arts||BA (Hons) Graphic Design|
|Norwich University of the Arts||BA (Hons) Interior Design|
|University of the Arts, London||BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing|
|Glasgow School of Art||BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery Design |
|University of Southampton||BA (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.