Getting a degree is a challenging and worthy goal for many students. If you don’t immediately qualify for your program of study, a foundation year is the opportunity to complete necessary requirements before moving on to the degree curriculum.
What is a foundation year in arts study? Every foundation year prepares students for their intended degree program and the arts study foundation year is no different. Scholars gain an understanding of the creative process for a variety of mediums like 3D design, fashion, fine art and animation. As courses progress and students begin to understand the scope of their professional field, scholars have the opportunity to focus more closely on the mediums and processes that interest them the most.
A foundation year gives students two things: the opportunity to close education gaps and a deeper understanding of their field and industry. This extra year of study is typically completed at a student’s university of choice, which provides the added advantage of being familiar with the school’s program before degree instruction begins.
The cost of a foundation year will vary with the institution and type of program. Many scholars successfully cut costs through online-based programs. However, almost all programs will last a full academic year.
After completing a foundation year in arts study, students will typically move on to deign or arts based bachelor’s degree programs. The career trajectory of each scholar is dependent on his or her desires and specializations. Many will find work in graphic design capacities in advertising or marketing firms. Additionally, graduates often move on to aiding in computer software design or app content creation.
If you are interested in an online foundation year program, there are many options available both internationally and domestically. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The Foundation Art and Design programme provides students with a valuable introduction into a wide range of creative disciplines. Student will have the opportunity to explore a field of interest in more depth, developing their skills, knowledge and preparing them for further education/career opportunities worlds of art and fashion. [+]
The foundation course is aimed primarily at school leavers who are interested in preparing themselves for three-year actor training at conservatoire level, either at The Lir or a similar academy. [+]
The City & Guilds of London Art School is an approved centre for the UAL Awarding Body, Level 4, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. There are many fulfilling and exciting careers in art and design, and our fast-paced and intensive Foundation course offers a focused, inspiring and memorable year which will thoroughly prepare you for further study or professional practice. [+]
The Undergraduate Foundation program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission in our undergraduate degree programs. [+]
MET University offers a brand new professional preparatory program (from every February) for those applicants who wish to get enrolled in any of our English language art program. [+]
The Art and Design Foundation has been running for over 50 years and is recognised by the best UK Art and Design institutes with students progressing on to some of these every year. Students are provided with permanent workstations in a well-lit, purpose built studio with access to excellent specialist workshops for 3D work, ceramics, printmaking, photography and computer work... [+]
This course is aimed at students who speak English as a second or other language, and who want to combine English language tuition with studying Art and Design. The course allows you to [+]
The arts foundation course allows students to gain experience in art, sound, media, and photography while building French language skills and a comprehensive portfolio of artwork. [+]
Gap Year - Arts Foundation Course
Studio M Academy is now offering an Arts Foundation Course - an opportunity to spend one semester or the entire academic year learning the arts in the south of France. This program is taught entirely in English with weekly French language classes.
Overview: The Arts Foundation Course introduces students to various fields such as interior design, visual communication, multimedia, and fashion design. Students can complete one semester or an entire academic year. Upon completion of the year-long program, students can continue on to an Applied Arts degree and will have a portfolio of work to show to other schools.... [-]