Foundation Year in Design

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In order to qualify for a degree program, many students must complete a foundation year. If your high school credentials do not match the prerequisites of your intended program of study, a foundation year will serve to close the educational gap and introduce you to the professional industry.

What is a foundation year in design? A foundation year in design prepares students for degree programs in design and begins laying the foundations for a professionally functional creative process. Scholars develop creative skills sets in a range of mediums through short projects. They study the history of design and art as well as research contemporary artists. Students will create content for their portfolios and gain greater insight into the demands of their intended degree program.

The foundation year is an extra year of instruction that gives students all the basic knowledge needed to successfully complete a design degree. Scholars can close their educational gaps and give themselves a head start in their design coursework.

The total cost of a foundation year will depend on the focus of the program, type of instruction and education institution. Some students choose to cut costs with online-based coursework; although, some classes may require in-class instruction.

After a foundation year in design, student will usually move on to a design degree at the same educational facility. Following completion of a design degree, graduates can find work in many niches depending on their coursework specializations and portfolio contents. Many former scholars gain employment in artist capacities at marketing or advertising agencies. Additionally, more and more students are heading into computer and app content design work.

If you are interested in a foundation year in design, many online options are available in accessible online formats. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Foundation in Art and Design

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Foundation in Art and Design 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. This programme will be taught in partnership with LSBF academic faculty. It is accredited by Edexcel, the UK's largest awarding body and it offers high quality, professional and innovative programmes, widely known and respected by employers. Course Requirements 1. Minimum age: UK/EU students - 16 years old, International students - 18 years old 2. Qualification: Three GCSE passes (C or Above) / One A Level (Grade E or above), OR Advanced GCE in Applied Art and Design / AS GCE in Art and Design 3. English Proficiency: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (with one component at 4.5) 4. Alternative: For mature students with few or no formal qualifications must apply with details of age, work experience, including any voluntary work and any other relevant experience gained since leaving school. Portfolio of work relevant to the area of study [-]

Foundation Course

City & Guilds of London Art School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

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 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 completion of a Foundation Course is a prerequisite for most BA art and design courses in the UK. Our aim is to go further than simply help you prepare for an interview – we set out to help you develop the skills you need to go on to be the leading artists and designers of the future. Whether you intend to make an application for a BA course in these subjects, explore a personal interest or take the first step on a career, with this course you will be making an important investment in your future. You will be introduced to a wide range of creative subjects, with the time, space and expert teaching you need to experiment and evolve your ideas and your conceptual and practical skills. Following carefully structured projects and taught workshops you will be supported to progressively take greater control of your own learning and identify your own specialist direction. Due to our high ratio of staff to students and our motivating and supportive studio environment we are able to tailor the course to your specific interests. The Foundation exhibition at the end of the year demonstrates an extraordinary range of directions and outputs by our hugely creative students. ... [-]

3D Animation and Games Development Level 3

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea Llangefni + 1 more

This course gives you practical knowledge in a range of areas, and introduces tools and techniques used in the media industry. You will focus on 3D design and games, but the skills you develop will be applicable to a wide variety of media careers. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. 3D Animation and Games Development Level 3 Media Production & Games Development In addition to our Computing courses, we offer a wide range of Media Production & Games Development courses, including degrees, at our campuses across North Wales. These courses offer learning opportunities in areas such as web design, animation, games design, TV and film, as well as live projects with local industry. Is this course right for me? Would you like a challenging career in the games and new media industry? Are you looking to develop valuable IT skills and progress to university? This course gives you practical knowledge in a range of areas, and introduces tools and techniques used in the media industry. You will focus on 3D design and games, but the skills you develop will be applicable to a wide variety of media careers. The course is ideal if you are hoping to progress onto a university course in gaming, media, graphic design, computing, IT or computer science. It also prepares you for a career in the media industry, letting you experience professional software and methods. You will develop important business skills, such as managing projects, working with a client, completing freelance jobs and utilising portfolios. Portfolios are essential in the media industry, and you will be able to display all your work when you are looking for freelance jobs or professional positions. Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above; or Relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade Places on the programme are subject to interview. Delivery: The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following: Workshop sessions Hands-on learning Lectures Virtual learning environment (MOODLE) You will study in one of the three games development rooms at the college, using specialist hardware and industry standard software. The software available will include: Photoshop CS4 Flash CS4 Dreamweaver CS4 Audacity Adobe Audition 3DS Max Multimedia Fusion 2 Unity Game Engine You will be able to produce 2D games, 3D Models and Environments, Flash online games, 3D and 2D animations, game design documents, industry standard scripts, game packaging, digital images and digital sound. Assessment: The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following: Portfolio based assessment Practical observed work Reports Reflective writing Presentations Progression: Completion of this course gives you a number of options for progression. The course provides an ideal route to Higher Education, and you could study gaming, media, graphic design, IT, computer science or another related subject. You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including: Foundation Degree (FdSc) 3D Animation and Games Development, available at Rhos-on-Sea Foundation Degree (FdA) Broadcast Media Production, available at Rhos-on-Sea Foundation Degree (FdA) Creative Technology and Digital Media, available at Bangor and Llangefni If you choose not to take a Higher Education course, you will find that your skills have applications in many areas apart from gaming. You could gain employment within the games, new media and computing sectors, utilising your skills, knowledge and portfolio to find full-time or freelance work. Key details Available at: Llangefni; Rhos-on-Sea Level: 3 Study mode: Full-time Length: 1 year, with 2nd year TOP-UP. Course type: Further education Programme code: 0903A03B Career opportunities 3D Modeller Animator Audio Editor Broadcast Researcher Camera Operator Computer Games Developer Journalist Production Assistant Production Manager Programme Producer Video Editor [-]

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Level 3

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Kensington + 1 more

Are you thinking of doing a Foundation course and would like the opportunity to try out specialist Design subject areas? At the Kensington Centre we offer a specialist Design pathway which includes all the general art and design studies such as [+]

Course Overview Are you thinking of doing a Foundation course and would like the opportunity to try out specialist Design subject areas? At the Kensington Centre we offer a specialist Design pathway which includes all the general art and design studies such as drawing, painting, idea development and research, but with the added benefit of being able to work in Graphics, Interior Design, Ceramics, Jewellery and Glass disciplines. You are taught by specialist tutors with industry experience. This challenging one year course will give you the knowledge, breadth, vocational skills and intensive preparation required to produce a high quality portfolio of work, with which to compete for a place on a wide variety of specialized university courses in Art & Design. The diagnostic nature of the Foundation course will help you to discover, and develop your strengths when selecting your preferred pathway of specialization. Contextual studies are integrated and you will be required to produce some written work. Study support and Level 2 English and Maths are available to study in tandem, if required. The course allows you to develop individuality, experiment with new ways of creative and visual thinking, explore the breadth of possibilities within art and design in two and three dimensions and pursue a sustained investigation into your chosen area. [-]

Undergraduate Individual Study Abroad

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Galway

Studying abroad helps you develop new perspectives on who you are as an artist, and to see your art and yourself through new eyes. BCA offers a transformative experience for the emerging artist, stripping away the noise, clutter and distraction of everyday urban life to allow for a greater exploration of creativity. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. If you are ready to step away from the mainstream art school experience, then welcome to the Burren College of Art. Studying abroad helps you develop new perspectives on who you are as an artist, and to see your art and yourself through new eyes. BCA offers a transformative experience for the emerging artist, stripping away the noise, clutter and distraction of everyday urban life to allow for a greater exploration of creativity. With a maximum college enrollment of 55 students, the intimate community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, artists-in-residents and visiting artists creates an exciting platform for discussion, artistic collaboration and cross-disciplinary exchanges. Students are assigned their own studio space for the duration of their programme, to which they have access 24/7. Our courses are delivered both in-studio, on a tutorial basis or as group courses. Tutorial courses are taught through scheduled 1-to-1 contact in a students own studio, supplemented by regular scheduled group presentations, discussions and critiques. Group courses are taught as a unified class, with all students present with the tutor at the same time, along with individual advising sessions. Students normally take 5 courses during the semester, each carrying 3 credits. There is a diverse array of courses from which to choose in the areas of Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, as well as adjunct courses such as Mixed Media, Art in Context and Live Art. We also offer non-studio courses in Art History, Creative Writing and Irish Studies; an essential element of a semester abroad in this part of the world. Courses are available at Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced and Independent level and a full description of the range of courses is available in our Study Abroad Prospectus. A weekly visiting artist programme, regular trips to galleries in Dublin, London and Berlin as well as local galleries and visual art festivals in the West of Ireland ensure students are exposed to the best of European contemporary art. Individual Study Abroad - Courses - Drawing Drawing is indispensable to learning how to see and how to think visually. It can be a mode of representing the world, a way of developing ideas, and it can be studied as an art form in its own right. We teach drawing to assist students to observe and investigate the world, to enrich their visual thinking and to express ideas in ways possible through no other medium. Students choose which orientation in drawing is most suited to them and develop their ideas and skills in consultation with faculty. Students may propose an emphasis at Advanced or Independent levels. Emphases on Drawing and Environmental or Ecological Engagement are particularly welcomed. These courses satisfy both the major and elective requirements for studio practice. Individual Study Abroad - Courses - Painting We consider painting to include visual enquiry and expression of ideas through colour and fluid mediums of any kind, possibly in conjunction with other materials. Painting ranges from traditional 2D mediums such as oil, acrylic and watercolour to experimental use of any fluid medium as well as the digital extension of painting. Students are encouraged to experiment with the painting process, including the use of different grounds. We do not favour any one approach to painting and we encourage students to discover and develop their personal artistic standing as painters. Advanced and Independent Painting students have the option of declaring an emphasis in their course and to have it represented on their transcript. Approved emphases at Advanced and Independent Levels are: Figurative Painting; Abstract Painting; Narrative Painting; Painting and Ecological Engagement and Landscape Painting. Students wishing another emphasis to be identified on their transcript may apply for approval at the time of registration. These courses satisfy both the major and elective requirements for studio practice. Individual Study Abroad - Courses - Sculpture Sculpture offers an extensive range of possibilities for making art in multiple and diverse media and materials. The relationship of the art object to the environment it exists within is also central to sculptural practice and at BCA we focus in particular on sculpture in the rural, ecological and local community context of west Clare. We consider sculpture to be an open field of material practices that can additionally include aspects of other modes of art making including 2D images, 4D virtual realities, sound, video art, performance, political and socially engaged practices. Sculpture can also include temporary installations, permanent public sculpture and the world wide web as a platform for art. Our approach to teaching sculpture is inter-disciplinary and focused on 'joined-up' thinking and action. We encourage a research-based studio practice that leads to innovation and the discovery and development of the students personal artistic language. Approved emphases at Advanced and Independent levels are: Sculpture in the environment, Ecological sculpture, Interactive and Socially Engaged Sculpture, Installation and Public Sculpture, Duration and Movement, Figurative or Sound and Virtual Space. Students wishing another emphasis to be identified on their transcript may apply for approval at the time of registration. These courses satisfy both the major and elective requirements for studio practice. Individual Study Abroad - Courses - Photography We consider Photography to be a vehicle of expression, perception and artistic voice. Technical instruction is provided as appropriate. The programme is designed to encourage student engagement with the concepts as well as the mechanics of the field. Due to the relatively small scale of the college, students have a high level of concentrated access to the photographic facility as well as to tutors, peers and visiting artists. As well as working individually on guided or independent projects, students may also choose to work on a team-orientated assignment. Cross-media interaction and collaboration are actively encouraged. Approved emphases at Advanced and Independent Levels are: Landscape and Environmental; Experimental and Conceptual; Street and Studio Portraiture; Documentary; and Student Proposed Emphasis. These courses satisfy both the major and elective requirements for studio practice. Individual Study Abroad - Courses - Adjunct Courses BCAAE1 Art & Ecology (Group Course) This course is designed for students who wish to expand their artistic practice through engaging with concepts relating to ecology, earth systems and environmental change. Through fine art practice students will investigate how our social and earth ecologies coexist within the unique context of the Burren. Through seminars, studio and site specific projects, individual tutorials and group critiques, students will explore the interconnectivity between artistic practice, ecological thinking and the changing global climate. This course is open to Intermediate and Advanced level students working across all artistic disciplines. BCAAJ1 Live Art (Group Course) In this interdisciplinary course students are introduced to principles of live art, performance and video art practice. This course explores the body and actions of the artist as an artistic medium, the use of new media, video, sound recording and photography in relation to durational art. Practical performance workshops, including body and voice exercises are facilitated alongside basic instruction in video recording and editing techniques for dedicated video art, video installation and documentation purposes. We also explore currents in contemporary sound art and workshops are facilitated in sound editing. A focus on performance and video in the environment is encouraged. Generating visual and written documentation is a course requirement. BCAAJ2 Art in Context (Tutorial Course) This course focuses advanced and independent students on a singular project exploring a specific physical or conceptual context through art. It introduces the practice of dedicated research methods to explore the context or topic of the project. Projects are self-directed by the students with faculty support. Course requirements include a presentation of a research portfolio with art outcomes by the end of semester. The value of the course lies in the experience and learning of research methods similar to the research focus postgraduate students engage with at MA, MFA and PhD levels. Projects that engage the context of the local environment, environmental or ecological issues are particularly welcome. BCAAJ3 Mixed Media (Group Course) This dynamic course explores diverse contemporary art practice and encourages students to create art works in any media, method or process. The course reflects an ideas-led approach to mixed media and multi-media and we cultivate risk taking and experimentation across art forms. The course is structured with regular assignments at three week intervals and the projects focus on subjects such as making art in the environment and responding to contemporary issues such as beauty, surveillance and the museum. The class incorporates side lectures, discussions on the assignment topics and group critiques of finished work. This course is for intermediate and advanced students only. Liberal Arts Courses Students may chose up to two liberal arts courses to complement their studio courses. We recommend all students take Irish Studies unless their home institution disallows it. Admissions Interested students should complete the Application Form and return it to us with the following supporting materials: Images of recent work (10-15 jpegs or max. 2 video pieces in Quick Time format) Artist Statement (approx. 200 words) Statement of Purpose (between 500-1000 words explaining your purpose in undertaking study at BCA. Include your education objective, career plans and your reasons for choosing to study in Ireland) Official Transcript (s) 2 Letters of recommendation submitted by email or physical mail by your referees. €50 non-refundable application fee payable online. We request official hard copies of transcripts to be sent to Admissions, Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland, or sent by the university/college via password protected email. Portfolio images can be submitted electronically via Dropbox or www.wetransfer.com. All other application materials can be emailed to the Director of Admissions, Lisa Newman, at lisa@burrencollege.ie [-]

International Foundation Programme in Art

DLD College London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

The Art Foundation Programme is for advanced students who wish to build up a portfolio to progress onto Higher Education. This course is normally a requirement for entry to BA (Hons) degree programmes at prestigious art schools. [+]

What is the Art Foundation Programme? The Art Foundation Programme is for advanced students who wish to build up a portfolio to progress onto Higher Education. This course is normally a requirement for entry to BA (Hons) degree programmes at prestigious art schools. It gives you the opportunity to explore your creative potential and specialist area of study. The Foundation Diploma is a 1-year practical, creative and intensive course. The course is diagnostic in approach, enabling students to explore a wide range of specialist areas before deciding on a future direction within the subject. Students find this course exciting challenging and rewarding. If you are interested in a creative and commercial career and are interested in the art and design world, this could be the course for you! Key Course Features: Qualification: Level 4 Diploma Accreditation: Pearson Level: 4 Mode: Full-time Duration: 1 year Who is the course for? Advanced students who wish to build up a portfolio in order to progress to higher education. You may be thinking of a career in Art and Design but unsure of what possible directions you could take. You may feel you haven’t really tried out many areas of Art and Design. You might be unclear about the contents of the portfolio required when applying for a degree course. Our foundation course is designed to answer your creative questions, help you make the right choices and reach your potential. It will give you confidence, practical skills and the theoretical understanding to take the next step towards an exciting and creative career. How will I learn? You will have access to state of the art facilities in our new creative arts department. Enthusiastic and experienced team of specialist teaching staff will teach you on a daily basis. Throughout the course students will take part in group discussions and analysis of their own work and others. Exploration of historical, contemporary artists and designers practices are integrated into practical project work. Students make regular trips to visit exhibitions and fashion events throughout London. The year is structured into 3 stages Stage 1 Exploratory stage: A broad introduction providing you with new processes and techniques, through projects that build on A-level experience. Intensive 1 and 2 week projects are designed to challenge your preconceptions of Art and Design, encouraging experimentation and ambition. This stage allows you to try out many different specialisms whilst helping you to focus your attention on choosing future degree courses. Tutors provide extensive support to prepare for interviews and the presentation of your portfolio. Stage 2 Specialist Pathways: This stage allows you to develop a portfolio of work through extended specialist projects within the following areas. Fine Art (painting sculpture, printmaking, multimedia) Lens based media (photography, animation) Graphic design, Illustration, Textiles, (interior design / architecture, product design, etc.) Stage 3 Confirmatory (Final Major Project) This stage is an opportunity to produce self-motivated and more independent work within your chosen specialist pathway. An exhibition of the work open to the public is the culmination of the course. How will I be assessed? The Foundation Diploma is 100% coursework assessed. Projects are submitted for marking on a regular basis throughout the course. Work is graded and written feedback provided enabling students to gauge how well they are doing on the course. Feedback helps students to see the strengths of their work, as well as reflecting on areas, which can be developed further. Students must pass each stage of the course before they can go onto the next. Final grades are awarded on the work produced during the summer term and presented in the exhibition. Exam Board: Pearson Progression The Foundation Diploma is recognised as the best route to a degree in art and design after completing A-levels. This course is primarily a springboard to universities throughout the UK, preparing students to make the most of higher education, advising them on the most appropriate specialist course. DLD’s art department has an excellent record of students gaining places in the most competitive degree courses. NB: The majority of Art and design degree courses specify that students should complete a Foundation diploma as an entry requirement. Standard Entry Requirements Age: 17 years + One ‘A’ level (UK domestic students only) or other relevant qualification in Art and Design 4 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, or equivalent Portfolio submission IELTS 5.0+, or equivalent Passing an interview which will assess English language ability and motivation Mature and or under-qualified students are encouraged to apply with exceptional ability, as they may also be considered. However, it is the student’s portfolio that will be used to assess suitability for the course. Students will be asked to submit a portfolio of their own work. This should include a selection of art works (paintings, observational drawings, design work, photography) and especially work you may have carried out in your own time. Sketchbooks and design sheets are seen as vital in making this decision. You will be interviewed, and this will give you the opportunity to ask detailed questions about the course and show us a portfolio of your work, demonstrating your skills and interest. You will also be asked to complete a creative task that demonstrates your artistic dexterity, and fluent ability in English at level 5.0 IELTS or above. After DLD On successful completion of this BTEC L4 Foundation Diploma Course in A&D students are expected to apply for any of the following degrees: BA (Hons) Fine Art BA (Hons) Creative Arts BA (Hons) Photography BA (Hons) Graphics BA (Hons) Ceramics This high quality portfolio of work produced on this course will enable application to a wide variety of art and design degree courses throughout the UK. For example in London: University of the Arts University for the Creative Arts London Metropolitan University Ravensbourne College University of East London City and Guilds of London Art School Entry Requirements 1 strong A-level in Art If students do not have an A level qualification on entry they can only be submitted with evidence of high equivalent ability at point of entry (this should include a substantial portfolio comprising a range of developed final pieces, and strong research & project work (including detailed written contextual research of artists and art practice) Students should be able to show strong evidence of awareness and understanding of both historic and contemporary art & design practice, and have a strong command of spoken and written English, as the written component is a key part of the coursework. If students do not have an A Level Qualification on entry they will have to take an A Level while doing their Art – Foundation course, in order to fulfil Degree Application Requirements. If student have IELTS level 5 on entry they will need to achieve IELTS level 6+ in order to be eligible to apply for and take up places on degree courses on completion of the Art Foundation Course. Entry Requirements for international students To study the International Foundation Programme (IFP), your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 4.5. IFP students without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside IFP lessons. If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the IFP you will normally be offered a place on the Abbey DLD Colleges One Year Pre-sessional (Pre-IFP) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level. [-]

Foundation Art and Design

Wiltshire College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Salisbury

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... [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Foundation Art and Design 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. Regular tutorials are an important part of the programme allowing tutors to work with students to focus on their coursework and help to identify their strengths and future progression. During both the autumn and spring terms there are organised visits to see galleries and exhibitions in London. Course structure The one year foundation consists of 7 mandatory units covering a whole range of art and design, including drawing, painting, basic design, surface and colour, 3D studies, print making, photography, digital media and art and design history. The first part of this course is 'diagnostic'; students explore a wide range of media and methods and are then able to diagnose which area fits their abilities and aspirations. At Christmas students choose to specialise in one of four broad areas for the remainder of the course: 3D Design and Craft, Fashion and Textiles, Visual Communications or Fine Art. Students often choose areas which they had not previously anticipated and students who studied Art at A Level often become designers. Units Autumn Term Unit 1 - Research Record and Respond Unit 2 - Media Experimentation Unit 3 - Preparation and Progression Spring Term Unit 4 - Information and Interpretation Unit 5 - Personal Experimental Studies Unit 6 -Extended Media Development Summer Term Unit 10 Final Major Project Tutorial Services As a full-time student at Wiltshire College, you will be supported throughout your course by either a Personal Tutor, Academic Advisor or Learning Mentor. You will receive one to one tutorials at least 6 times a year with your allocated member of staff. The purpose of your one to one tutorial is to ensure that you are making the necessary progress towards the achievement of your main qualification aim and to address any academic or personal issues that you may wish to raise. In addition you will be encouraged to undertake enrichment activities and events or complete a Personal and Social Development qualification that will help you grow and prosper as an individual, thereby supporting your progression opportunities into further study, training or employment. Entry requirements A recent portfolio of advanced standard (assessed by tutors prior to gaining admission) 12 years of high school education including Art and Design related subjects IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each section A satisfactory interview. What Next? The main aim of this course is to enable you to progress to higher education. The course has an established record of success with over 95% of students progressing to good degree courses every year. [-]

International Art and Design Foundation

University of Sunderland
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Sunderland

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 [+]

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 explore a range of creative areas, from which you will choose one subject to study at degree level. At the end of the course you will move on to the degree course of your choice, either here at the University of Sunderland or at another university. The course is split into three stages. In the first stage, you will develop a broad understanding of the creative process through short projects in pathways such as: fine art, animation, visual communication, glass and ceramics, 3D design, fashion and textiles, and lens-based media. In the second and third stages you will choose one of these pathways and undertake longer project work. This will allow you to consolidate your learning and to build up a portfolio of work that you can show when you apply for a degree course. During all three stages you will receive tuition in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Our aim is that you will achieve at least an IELTS 6.0, which will allow you to undertake a degree course at an English-speaking university. Scholarships and discounts If you have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above you will receive an excellence scholarship of £850. There is also a £1,500 fee waiver scholarship automatically applied to this programme, so your tuition fee will be reduced by this amount. [-]

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Leeds College of Art
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This nationally respected intensive one year programme is designed to prepare you for the degree course of your choice: our students are very highly regarded by the most prestigious art schools, nationally and internationally, 96% of our students go on to study at degree level and then [+]

Foundation Diploma in Art & DesignThis nationally respected intensive one year programmeis designed to prepare you for the degree course of yourchoice: our students are very highly regarded by the mostprestigious art schools, nationally and internationally, 96%of our students go on to study at degree level and thenon to high-flying careers in a wide range of disciplines. Weemphasis problem solving and critical thinking; you’ll developa clear understanding of who you are as a practitioner andbe empowered to have informed opinions-and to get themheard.

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Foundation Studies Art, Design and Architecture Stream (Standard)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Melbourne

As of 2013, the Foundation Studies: Art, Design, and Architecture courses are delivered by RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design. As a... [+]

Foundation Studies Art, Design and Architecture Stream (Standard)

 

The Foundation Studies: Art, Design, and Architecture stream allows you to specialise in the study of architecture, design and art so as to focus your portfolio on a particular area of interest.Classes are largely studio based and are designed to help you develop your skills and approaches to creative problem-solving through the development of various design concepts. Teachers are experienced artists and designers. They are also experienced in working with international students and have a good understanding of the needs of young people studying in another country and away from family and friends.As of 2013, the Foundation Studies: Art, Design, and Architecture courses are delivered by RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design. As a result, the stream has strong links with degree and diploma art and design programs and the staff within them. Information sessions, workshops, portfolio moderation and guest lecturers are just some of the benefits to students.Upon completion of this program, you will have developed your visual literacy, English language skills and your conceptual and analytical skills. You will have increased confidence, communication and public speaking skills, as well as a better understanding of Western culture and academic processes. You will have had opportunities to understand issues relating to teamwork, to develop practical techniques and to see your work in a global and environmental context.... [-]


Foundation Studies Art, Design and Architecture Stream (Accelerated)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 9 months January 2017 Australia Melbourne

The Foundation Studies: Art, Design, and Architecture stream (Accelerated) allows you to specialise in the study of architecture, design and art so... [+]

Foundation Studies Art, Design and Architecture Stream (Accelerated)

 

The Foundation Studies: Art, Design, and Architecture stream allows you to specialise in the study of architecture, design and art so as to focus your portfolio on a particular area of interest.Classes are largely studio based and are designed to help you develop your skills and approaches to creative problem-solving through the development of various design concepts. Teachers are experienced artists and designers. They are also experienced in working with international students and have a good understanding of the needs of young people studying in another country and away from family and friends.As of 2013, the Foundation Studies: Art, Design, and Architecture courses are delivered by RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design. As a result, the stream has strong links with degree and diploma art and design programs and the staff within them. Information sessions, workshops, portfolio moderation and guest lecturers are just some of the benefits to students.Upon completion of this program, you will have developed your visual literacy, English language skills and your conceptual and analytical skills. You will have increased confidence, communication and public speaking skills, as well as a better understanding of Western culture and academic processes. You will have had opportunities to understand issues relating to teamwork, to develop practical techniques and to see your work in a global and environmental context.... [-]