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A foundation year diploma program may be the ideal choice for those who are unsure if college is right for them or for those who want to do well in their remaining university studies. It is ideal for those who have recently completed their high school diploma or GED.

What Are Foundation Year Diploma Programs?

The foundation year diploma program is meant to help ease a student from the high school curriculum into the rigorous and more challenging college atmosphere. It can help to prepare students to complete their next years of college in a more successful manner.

What Are the Benefits of Getting a Foundation Year Diploma?

Students who enroll in this type of program will earn a full year's worth of college credit. However, the program is designed to address specific student needs.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Foundation Year Diploma?

The costs of these programs tend to be about the same as a first year of school at the college or university of choice. However, costs differ significantly from one school to the next.

What Kind of Career Improvement Can You Expect from a Foundation Year Diploma?

A foundation year diploma isn't going to help students to get a job, but rather prepares them for continuing their education.

Why Get It Online?

Many students want to know if they can do well in college before they enroll. Getting your diploma online can help you to maintain your current schedule while earning college credit.

Where to Get a Foundation Year Diploma

Many colleges and universities offer this type of program, but not all do. Generally, it is a program designed to meet an individual's needs.

How to Apply for a Foundation Year Diploma

Search for your program below and contact the admissions office of the school of your choice. Fill out the form here to get started.

 

 

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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. [+]

Foundation Year 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 [-]

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Level 3

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time Part time 35 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom London + 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. [-]

Foundation in Science

Optima International College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year January 2018 Malaysia Selangor

The Foundation in Science (FS) programme is a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue a challenging academic pathway in the medical and health or the pure and applied sciences. The subjects thought will be Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics which forms the thrust of this foundation programme. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. The Foundation in Science (FS) programme is a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue a challenging academic pathway in the medical and health or the pure and applied sciences. The subjects thought will be Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics which forms the thrust of this foundation programme. However, subjects such as Computer Applications, English and Sociology have also been incorporated into the programme to give students an opportunity to develop essential skills and to give them a perspective on issues relating to the social world. Such exposure to other academic courses will provide students with essential knowledge of the wider world as well as develop in them transferable intellectual skills. By the end of the programme, students will be eligible to embark upon their chosen field of study in the science and technology disciplines provided they have achieved the minimum standards set for the respective programmes by our partner Institutions – Local and Global. Programme Content Academic English Computer Applications Public Speaking and Communication Mathematics I Physics I Biology I Chemistry I Mathematics II Physics II Biology II Chemistry II Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Bahasa Kebangsaan B Public Speaking and Communication Physics 2 Mathematics 1 Chemistry 2 Critical Thinking Biology 2 Islamic Studies/Moral Studies Why Optima? Global University Network – GUN Career Driven Quality – is Paramount & Key Element Career & Academic Pathway – American Degree Pathway (SRU) Education by Educationists Blended Learning – Enhanced Learning with Moodle, anywhere, anytime – Optima Virtual Learning... [-]

University of London International Foundation Programme

MPW
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge London + 1 more

As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international students with the skills and knowledge required for the rigours of undergraduate study. This one-year programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues. [+]

As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international students with the skills and knowledge required for the rigours of undergraduate study. This one-year programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues. Classroom teaching is supported by comprehensive study materials and resources developed by the University of London including access to the virtual learning environment. This course consists of four modules: one compulsory and three optional. One compulsory course: Mathematics and statistics Plus three courses chosen from: Economics Sociology International relations Politics Pure mathematics Upon successful completion, students are awarded a University of London foundation certificate. IFP Course Details MPW is one of only three institutions in the UK approved to teach the University of London International Foundation Programme. Students who enrol onto this programme will benefit from MPW's renowned teaching methods and academic support drawing on our 40 years of teaching experience at A level. In this programme, students will have: Teaching of 30 hours per week, First class academic instruction, The academic and personal support from a personal tutor, Broad and highly flexible extra-curricular opportunities, Excellent facilities and prestigious location, Tailored exam preparations, and Regular testing and feedback IFP Entry Requirements To be eligible for the International Foundation Programme you must: be aged 16 or above on the programme’s start date. meet our academic and English... [-]

Foundation semester for Art programs

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Hungary Budapest

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. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Preparatory (prior to BA/MA) 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. Students have the opportunity to join the desired 6-semester-long art BA programs every September. In other words, for those applicants who get admitted in February, the length of their studies will be 6+1 semesters. During this semester, students have the chance to learn the basic concepts and techniques, professional language, and also to familiarize themselves with the instructors and the atmosphere prior to the BA program. Entry Requirements Completed secondary school studies Intermediate command of English (e.g.: IELTS min 5.0) Portfolio of previous works [-]

Business Foundation

EU Business School
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 Spain Barcelona Switzerland Geneva Montreux Germany Munich + 5 more

The Business Foundation program (BF) is a two-semester course (60 ECTS) that acts as a bridge to the first year of EU’s Bachelor’s degree programs (BBA/BA/BS). [+]

What is the Business Foundation Program?

The Business Foundation Program )BF) is a two-semester course (60 ECTS) that acts as a bridge to the first year of EU’s Bachelor’s degree programs (BBA/BA/BS) and a complete preparation for undergraduate business degree programs worldwide. Students will strengthen their academic, communication and business English skills while studying management and marketing concepts. Upon successful completion of the BF program, students are automatically admitted into the first year of any EU Business School Bachelor program.

 

 

Why is the Business Foundation Program Right for You?

Many graduating high-school students aspire to enroll in an internationally-accredited bachelor program but lack the necessary background or skills to do so. The Business Foundation program’s objective is to “bridge the gap” for aspiring candidates. It provides them with the means to acquire the necessary knowledge and language base to suceed in any demanding Bachelor program including our own. If you want to pursue an internationally-focused business degree but need a little help with the language or bringing up your level of business knowledge, this program is for you.... [-]


Business Foundation Programme

ISC Paris Business School
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months September 2017 France Paris

The Business Foundation Programme (BFP), taught in English or French, offers you a structured route to a higher education, whereby you will acquire the fundamentals of management, language and cultural skills to pursue to a business degree. To do so, you will also receive guidance and direction to achieve both your professional and personal aspirations. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. The La Rochelle Business School and ISC Paris alliance BFP gives you a unique opportunity to study in Paris or La Rochelle in two leading institutions. Beyond learning the fundamentals of business and improving your language skills, our educational approach will help you to identify and choose the best degree pathway to match your profile and future career aspirations. The Business Foundation Programme’s core mission is to provide you with an alternative route for a successful international business career. Our expert faculty and foundation team is committed to supporting you through individual coaching, advising and career guidance. We do believe that your personal and professional development is the key to boosting your career. The intensive language and business preparation together with orientation and personal support for life at a business school will help you make an informed choice and gain direct access to undergraduate and master’s degrees of your choice, either in English or in French, in one of the two top French Business Schools. Here is your chance to experience a journey to your future career at the crossroads of Europe! Who we are With more than 30 years of experience, La Rochelle Business School and ISC Paris are among France’s top 15% of Business Schools who are members of the prominent ‘‘Conférence des Grandes Ecole’’ (CGE) network. The CGE institutions promote excellence and innovation, prioritise a strong international dimension and student experience. They offer a broad range of undergraduate and master’s degrees, highly valued by... [-]

Undergraduate Core: Foundation Year

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

Foundation, the first year of our four-year degree program, is built on the philosophy that there are fundamental approaches, skills and knowledge to be learned that are common to all creative disciplines. We encourage students to have a cross-disciplinary foundation attitude: to take risks, suspend disbelief and generally be open to new experiences and ways of looking at the world. [+]

The success of this program is based on the fact that we work with who is here – right here – right now. Therefore, courses and instruction are continually evolving. The students and faculty are from all over the world and bring to the school the diversity of their experience. This creates an extraordinary learning environment. – Chloe Briggs, Chair of Foundation Foundation, the first year of our four-year degree program, is built on the philosophy that there are fundamental approaches, skills and knowledge to be learned that are common to all creative disciplines. We encourage students to have a cross-disciplinary foundation attitude: to take risks, suspend disbelief and generally be open to new experiences and ways of looking at the world. At the same time major emphasis is placed on craft and skill. A primary goal of our foundation year is to give students confidence in their ability to make ideas. The studio and academic components of the program are dedicated to using Paris as an, ‘extended classroom’, drawing upon the city’s rich resources to inform and inspire student learning. Foundation is a diagnostic program; throughout the year students take part in events and workshops designed to introduce the specificities of each major offered at Paris College of Art. The mix of social and cultural contexts from which the students and faculty come creates a unique Foundation year. In this environment, students are encouraged to think seriously about what contributions an artist or designer can potentially make to the... [-]

Pre-University Foundation Program

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time 8 months November 2017 Singapore

The foundation program provides an opportunity for students who do not meet our rigorous entry requirement to a Bachelor’s degree to upgrade their skills through a pre-university entry program. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. The Foundation program provides an opportunity for students who do not meet our rigorous entry requirements to a Bachelor's degree to upgrade their skills through a pre-university entry program. The objective of the foundation program is to provide an alternative pathway to tertiary education for students who are disadvantaged by their geographical location, family situation, education history or other circumstances. It equips students with the skills and capabilities to enter tertiary study. The program focuses on entry to undergraduate degrees in Business, Business and Environmental Science, Psychology and Information Technology. Subjects English Fundamentals 1 Communication Across Cultures Statistics Critical Thinking Introduction to Learning & Development Introduction to Mathematics Economics Human Perspective on World Geography Introduction to Information Technology English Fundamentals 2 Tuition Fees Domestic* S$11,770 International S$12,840 *Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass).Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) [-]

Foundation Programme in Engineering and Business

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2017 Austria Wels

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. [+]

Foundation programme in Engineering and Business A Route into an Austrian degree In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. Applicants who lack entrance requirements can acquire the necessary additional qualifications. The programme is characterised by its focused preparation, tailored for studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. This is the Solution for Candidates, who ... yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or physics to be enrolled in engineering studies yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or English to be enrolled in business studies do not yet meet the entrance requirements for studying in Austria (e.g. one year of studies is missing after A-levels) wish to improve their math/physics skills prior to entering a study programme wish to study in an English taught programme, but yet feel not save enough to comprehend the technical terminology in English Students will be enrolled as external students during the time of the programme. This allows for obtaining visa and student residence permit. After completion, they are eligible and prepared for commencing their studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Essential Information Programme format: Duration: 1 or 2 semesters*, full-time Class hours from Monday to Friday E-learning modules Field trips Cost of studies: EUR 1.800,– (1 semester track, all course cost covered, accommodation, traveling and living cost not included), EUR 3.600,– (2 semester track, all course... [-]

Foundation in Business (Degree Foundation)

Westminster International College
Campus 12 months January 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation Course (DF) prior to [+]

Foundation in Business 

 

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation Course (DF) prior to commencing BA (Hons) Business Studies Course.

 

After finishing the Foundation Course, you can transfer directly to the main Degree course.

 

Students can expect to complete the entire degree foundation and degree in approximately 4 years.

 

Many of our students have found studying the Foundation Course prior to the main Degree schedule extremely useful. It will help you become accustomed to the rigour of academic learning and also provides an excellent orientation course for studying at undergraduate level in Malaysia and/or London.... [-]


Foundation in Science

AIMST University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kedah + 1 more

The Foundation programme at AIMST University is tailored to provide a multitude of opportunities for you to pursue a career of your dreams. The programme equips the students with adequate academic knowledge and skills needed for success at AIMST and beyond. To ensure a high quality programme, the School has an advisory panel comprising of selected faculty members and external experts to assist in its curriculum development and the formal assessment of its courses. At AIMST, we acknowledge that the most able students are those who have developed a good command of the English language and communication. [+]

Foundation in Science The Foundation programme at AIMST University is tailored to provide a multitude of opportunities for you to pursue a career of your dreams. The programme equips the students with adequate academic knowledge and skills needed for success at AIMST and beyond. To ensure a high quality programme, the School has an advisory panel comprising of selected faculty members and external experts to assist in its curriculum development and the formal assessment of its courses. At AIMST, we acknowledge that the most able students are those who have developed a good command of the English language and communication. In recognition of this, we place emphasis on the use of English as the medium of instruction aiming to produce students who are fluent and confident. The Foundation programme has three annual intakes commencing in March, April and July. On successful completion of the foundation programme, you may choose from the following undergraduate courses depending on your academic performance and interest. Programme Details Foundation in Science is a comprehensive 12-month programme comprising 3 semesters. Semester I, II and III each consist of 13 weeks of lectures and tutorials. Students who complete our programme are equipped with a solid fundamental knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Information Technology and English. Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, students are eligible for entry into the various programmes of your interest. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology Bachelor of Dental & Surgery (BDS) Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDT) Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of... [-]

Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 5 - 12 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic entry requirements for entry into degree study. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic entry requirements for entry into degree study. The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS) is offered as a standard one year programme or an accelerated five month programme for those with higher English Language/and or academic abilities. The course includes compulsory English language and learning skills papers and electives across a range of study areas. Classes include New Zealand students to encourage international students to improve their English and make New Zealand friends. Standard Foundation Studies Programme Duration Standard: 1 year (A & B semester) Fast Track: 8 months (must include summer school option). Accelerated:5 months (one semester) 2017 Dates A Semester – 27 February to 23 June 2017 B Semester – 10 July to 27 October 2017 Summer School – 6 November to end of February 2018 Course Requirements Standard Foundation: You will study a total of eight papers. Three compulsory papers (CAFS001, CAFS002 and CUPR001) plus five electives from the list below. Accelerated: You will study a total of four papers – English 2 (compulsory) and any three electives from the list of papers below. Students can have up to 20 hours of class per week (4 papers) with a further 20 hours to be spent on homework and revision. Classes are scheduled between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Compulsory Papers CAFS001... [-]

Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma

Conde Nast College
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

The Diploma is an intensive one-year programme which is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds [+]

The Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma is an intensive one-year programme that is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds, including school leavers, graduates of other disciplines hoping to work in fashion, or those seeking a new career path. The primary aim is to enhance students’ creative and communication skills within the context of the wider fashion industry, as well as facilitating the development of a strong portfolio with a clear professional direction. Term 1: The first term follows the same structure as the Vogue Fashion Certificate, providing an intensive overview of the fashion industry across three key areas: Culture and Context of Fashion, Fashion Media, and Fashion Business and Marketing. The first term facilitates the development of essential professional and academic skills (such as research, analysis, and project management) that will be utilised throughout the course. Term 2: The second term allows students to work on industry projects, set in collaboration with established fashion companies. Previous industry projects have been created in partnership with illustrious brands such as Louis Vuitton, Jaeger, Fenwick and Condé Nast titles GQ and Glamour. Each industry project includes the core elements of market research and analysis and fashion brand communication, with each brief offering the flexibility to focus on an area of personal interest. Past students have used the industry project to concentrate on a varied range of topics, including: e-commerce, visual merchandising and display, PR and events, and styling. Term 3: In the final term all students complete an individual fashion project,... [-]

International Foundation Programme

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Mauritius Vacoas

Our foundation programme gives you the best possible chance of entry to a degree course at Middlesex University. We teach in small, specialised classes and provide dedicated individual support to prepare you for undergraduate-level study. The course also includes an introduction to the degree courses offered at Middlesex Mauritius. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Our foundation programme gives you the best possible chance of entry to a degree course at Middlesex University. We teach in small, specialised classes and provide dedicated individual support to prepare you for undergraduate-level study. The course also includes an introduction to the degree courses offered at Middlesex Mauritius. The International Foundation Programme is a one-year streamlined course based on four modules, with a focus on a core theme. The core theme is set at the start of the course and is based on a real-world scenario. Classes are taught by specialist subject lecturers from across the University. The course will: Develop your study skills and give you the best chance of academic success Improve your English and develop your academic language skills Familiarise you with the culture of Middlesex University and the British education system Develop your confidence and independent learning skills Give you automatic progression onto a Middlesex degree courses upon successful completion of the course. Modules Academic Writing This module aims to develop your reading and writing skills in preparation for undergraduate-level study and introduces you to different styles and types of academic writing. Researching and Presenting This module gives you the opportunity to learn how to effectively present and argue your ideas, both in oral and written form. Research areas will be linked to the core theme, and students will develop the skills required to critically evaluate sources of information. Developing Independent Learning This module is designed to develop key study skills necessary... [-]