Foundation Year Program

Search 121 Course Studies 2017

Foundation Year

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.

 

 

Read More

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 [-]

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.... [-]


FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ACTING AND THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 24 weeks September 2017 Ireland Dublin

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. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. 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. With an additional focus on broadening students’ reading and understanding of plays and theatre history, it also prepares students for broader drama degrees and related areas of study and work. The course is taught by a committed team of teachers, including many of The Lir’s core acting tutors and teachers from our Master of Fine Art programmes.The personal development of the foundation course students is enhanced by regular individual tutorials with The Foundation Course Director, a dedicated member of staff who supervises all aspects of the programme. The course also encourages students to develop their own individual creativity with a focus on collaboration, improvisation and lateral thinking. This course is an NFQ Level 7 Diploma (60 credits) The Foundation Diploma in Acting and Theatre at The Lir Academy is not part of the CAO point’s race. Students are expected to have achieved the minimum matriculation requirements for Trinity College Dublin courses, however, exceptions may be made based on the demonstration of exceptional natural talent at auditions. Course Overview The programme runs for 24 weeks, over Michaelmas and Hilary Term. It is devised into three eight week modules each of which culminates with an intensive week of rehearsals and project based work. Classes run Monday to Friday with 6 hours contact time per day Classes are led by The Lir’s regular teaching staff Core classes in Movement, Voice and Acting Individual Tutorials with dedicated Foundation Course Coordinator Project based work, focussing on classical and contemporary theatre, culminating in week-long intensive rehearsal periods Improvisation & Physical Theatre Text analysis and sight reading Choral singing Acting for Screen Solo Shakespeare and Shakespeare Scenes Theatre History Audition Technique classes Professional Development and career progression classes, with a focus on professional acting and non-acting based theatre, TV & Film careers Entry Requirements Candidates must have complete fluency in the English language The minimum age for admission is 17 Students are expected to have achieved the minimum matriculation requirements for Trinity College Dublin courses, however, exceptions may be made based on the demonstration of exceptional natural talent at auditions. [-]

Media and Photography

Cambridge Seminars College
Campus 6 months February 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

We recognise that every student is unique with their own study goals and learning needs, so we aim to give each one the best advice for their future in terms of their course, their choice of university and the time they spend with us. [+]

Over 30 Years in Education Founded in 1981, we have over 30 years experience preparing students for entry to Britain’s top universities. Every Student is Unique We recognise that every student is unique with their own study goals and learning needs, so we aim to give each one the best advice for their future in terms of their course, their choice of university and the time they spend with us. Personal Attention & Small Classes We guarantee each student personal attention small class sizes and skilled and experienced tutors. You will also be encouraged to develop your study skills both in college and in your own time at home. Guidance for university placement and enrollment, exceptional pastoral care and full support start from day one. Teaching Staff Cambridge Seminars College is very proud to have such long standing and high quality teaching staff.. Many of our teachers are graduates of the University of Cambridge. Between all our teaching staff we have a total of over 200 years of experience. We know that a combination of small class sizes and excellent teaching ensures that we give each one of our students the best possible opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions. Our teachers have excellent organisational skills and share clear learning objects with the students in a understood routine. BAC Accreditation We are proud to be accredited by the British Accreditation Council and to have received a highly praising Report Summary by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. [-]

Foundation Program

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The goal of the Program is to improve prospective students’ English language skills so that they may qualify for admission as degree‐seeking university students. Courses within the ESL I level of this program are not applicable toward a Bachelor’s degree. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Foundation Program Purpose The goal of the Program is to improve prospective students’ English language skills so that they may qualify for admission as degree‐seeking university students. Courses within the ESL I level of this program are not applicable toward a Bachelor’s degree. Admission Bachelor’s applicants who score between 49 and 69 out of 120 on the institutional English language test (or the equivalent on other internationally recognized tests of English listed below, or as approved by UNYP’s Foundation Program Advisor and/or Rector) and who fulfill all other requirements for admission may be admitted conditionally to a level within the Foundation Program. Placement Placement within the Foundation Program is determined by the student’s score on the TOEFL examination, institutional English language test, or other approved internationally recognized English language tests. Students are placed into one of three levels of the Foundation Program, as determined by the score range. Foundation Programs English as a Second Language, Level 2 (ESL 2) Length: 1 semester In‐class hours per week: 9 (= 3‐grammar; 3‐reading & writing; 3‐listening) Expected average hours of external work per week (preparation, homework): 27 Access to university‐level courses: Limited to 3‐4 semester credits/6‐8 ECTS: Select one (1) course from the list below: Introduction to University Studies (1 semester credit / 2 ECTS) Computers and Applications (2 semester credits / 4 ECTS) College Algebra (3 semester credits / 6 ETS) Digital Photography (3 semester credits / 6 ETCS) Introduction to Drawing and Design (3 semester credits / 6 ECTS) Introduction to Painting (3 semester credits / 6 ECTS) Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy (3 semester credits / 6 ECTS) Expected progression: Unconditional admission to Bachelor´s program and/or English Pre‐Composition depending on end of semester test result. Course grade: The student is assigned a “Pass“ or “Fail“ by the Registrar’s office based on the results of the final examination (see Progression chart). The “Pass” level is 72 or above. English as a Second Language, Level 1 (ESL 1) Length: 1 semester In‐class hours per week: 15 (= 6‐grammar; 6‐reading & writing; 3‐listening) Expected average hours of external work per week (preparation, homework): 45 Access to university‐level courses: None Course grade: The student is assigned a “Pass“ or “Fail“, by the Registrar’s office based on the results of the final examination. Progression Once enrolled in the Foundation Program, a student may retake the institutional English language test with the Admissions department only with the permission of the Foundation Program Advisor or the Rector. Depending on student enrolment numbers, ESL 1 and 2 courses may be merged to accommodate all the students in the Program. During the regularly scheduled final examination period, the Foundation Program instructors or the Admissions department will administer UNYP’s institutional English language test and/or the official TOEFL to the Foundation Program students. Based on the reported results, the Registrar’s office pre‐registers (or adjusts an existing pre‐registration for) the student for the next semester based on the progression criteria (see progression chart). If the student has progressed beyond the Foundation Program, yet is not quite ready for Composition I, the student will be enrolled in the English Pre-Composition course. The student will have UNYP degree program access yet Pre-Composition will not earn credit toward a degree. Students who have not progressed from their original placement after two semesters of study, or have not qualified for enrollment as full‐time, degree‐seeking, university students after three semesters of study, are dismissed from UNYP. The UNYP attendance policy applies to the Foundation Program. Students with more than the maximum allowed unexcused absences from any component of the Foundation Program will fail the course; the Registrar’s office will immediately assign a grade of “F” and the student will not be allowed to continue attending the Program during that semester. The student may re‐enroll in the same level of the Foundation Program in the next semester. [-]

PRINCE2® Foundation course

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Part time 3 days August 2017 United Kingdom London

This accredited course provides a complete walkthrough of the PRINCE2® terminology as defined in Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®, the official manual of the method published by the Cabinet Office (CO) in 2009. [+]

This accredited course provides a complete walkthrough of the PRINCE2® terminology as defined in Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®, the official manual of the method published by the Cabinet Office (CO) in 2009. The CO's website explains: "Projects bring together resources, skills, technology and ideas to achieve business objectives and deliver business benefits. Good project management helps to ensure that risks are identified and managed appropriately, and objectives and benefits are achieved within budget, within time and to the required quality." At the end of the course a one-hour multiple choice test takes place, which leads to the official PRINCE2® Foundation certificate. Course content The course is designed to introduce the basics behind the PRINCE2® process-based method and to prepare for the test that leads to the PRINCE2® Foundation certificate. The course begins by exploring the increasing importance of projects in today’s world before discussing what a project is, why projects fail and what the role of the project manager is. The structure of PRINCE2®, which consists of its principles, themes, processes and the idea of tailoring the method to its environment, is then introduced before each one of these elements is expanded and explained in turn. The topics covered include: what is project management the PRINCE2® principles and themes starting up a project initiating a project the business case the project organisation project planning risks and quality controlling a stage managing product delivery change and progress directing a project closing a project Teaching and assessment The course requires a first pass of all the material in the official manual, so it is important that students do some reading before the course starts. All students are provided with pre-course material that explains what reading is expected prior to beginning the course. The course consists of a series of interleaved lectures and seminars. The lectures are designed to introduce the method’s terminology, which is then discussed in the seminars where exercises based on case studies explain how to use the method in practice. A comprehensive course handbook, containing all the course slides is handed to each student upon arrival. At the end of each day multiple choice questions are used to remind us of the day’s learning and to prepare us for the certificate examination. Fees Fees include lectures, lecture materials, the official manual (Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®) and the examination fee for the foundation exam. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, candidates should familiarise themselves with the methods manual and study for around 10 hours before the first day of training. Study is also required between training days. [-]

Business, Organisation, Finance and Management Foundation Year

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months January 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

The Business, Organisation, Finance and Management university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Law, Economics and Accounting, as well as the most popular degree course in the UK, Business and Management. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. The Business, Organisation, Finance and Management university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Law, Economics and Accounting, as well as the most popular degree course in the UK, Business and Management. Why take the Business, Organisation, Finance and Management foundation year? The Business, Organisation, Finance and Management course opens up many doors in terms of degree choice, postgraduate training, and career choices. The year provides students with an understanding of how organisations think and work, how they are managed, and how businesses develop strategies, handle risk, and take decisions. Taking a foundation year is one of the best ways to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you stand out from the crowd when you go to university. Studying within ORA’s Oxbridge-style tutorials, our dedication to small class sizes means that students receive regular, personalised feedback from their expert tutors. Outcomes After successfully taking the Business, Organisation, Finance and Management foundation year: You will be ready to start university in the UK or another English-speaking country You will have made UK university applications and received assistance in getting offers You will have improved your IELTS score ready for university entry You will have improved your study skills, including exam technique and ICT skills You will have gained an understanding of subjects allied to business, organisation, finance and management appropriate to your choice of undergraduate degree Modules In each Foundation course, students have 25 hours of contact time per week. There is, in addition, timetabled and supervised guided study time, when students are expected to be completing coursework or revising for exams, as well as timetabled self-study time. All students study compulsory modules: Introduction to Business and Enterprise EFL for Academic Purposes (introductory) * EFL for Academic Purposes (advanced) *(Students on the six-month fast-track programme do not take the introductory EFL course) Academic Modules Having studied the Introductory module, students then choose three more module options from the following: Economics Maths Ethics Accounting Business, Organisation and Management UK and European Law Mind, Brain and Behaviour (Please note that additional modules may become available during the year, and that not all modules run every year; to check that your chosen modules will be on offer, please contact us). English Language Modules These modules cover all the core skills in the study of English as a foreign or second language. They enable students to improve their language skills rapidly, while incorporating the study of English grammar to ensure that standards of accuracy are maintained as students progress. Additionally, exam preparation classes help students achieve the highest IELTS level of which they are capable when they come to sit the exam. The ORA approach to English language teaching on the University Foundation programme is to make sure students become familiar with the requirements of an academic degree course. The modules cover not only the spoken language competencies that universities require, but also teach students the norms of essay, report, and other document writing in Anglophone universities, which may be different from those in their home countries, so that students are prepared for every aspect of the writing skills that they will need at university. Additional support Our dedicated team advises students on the often complicated process of getting a place at a UK university, from choosing which universities to apply to, all the way up to admission. For students who are unfamiliar with the UCAS system and with UK universities generally, this advice is invaluable in simplifying and explaining the process so that students can get the offers they need and deserve. We cover the following: Choosing your university Writing a personal statement University entrance exams Interview practice Academic writing skills English presentation skills Debate and discussion Academic research skills Note-taking and note-making Examination technique Start dates: January and September Entry requirement: 12 years schooling, Age 17 on entry, 4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above, at least IELTS 5.5 (IELTS 6.0 in the case of fast-track 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. [+]

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 [-]

Foundation Degree in Early Years

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 36 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such... [+]

Foundation Year 2017. The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. You should have a minimum of two years’ prior experience in an appropriate setting and must be employed or undertaking voluntary work in an appropriate setting for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course. Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered for those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications. Course Code: 16HFE001-01 Start Date: 6th September '16 Campus: Chelsea Centre Duration: 36 weeks Lecturer: TBA Times: Tue 15:00 - 21:30 Full Fee: £5050 [-]

Foundation in Business (Degree Foundation)

Westminster International College
Campus 12 months January 2017 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 Programme in Engineering and Business

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters February 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 Year 2017. 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 cost covered, accommodation, traveling and living cost not included) Application: Applications may be handed in until Nov 30th(for track starting end February) and April 30th (for track starting mid September) Application procedure: Formal check of prerequisites, compulsory skype interview Entry Requirements: A-Level / High School Diploma (or equivalent)** English language skills (will be checked during interview) Duration of Studies: 1 semester programme: End February until mid July 2 semester programme: Mid September until mid July Accommodation: Can be obtained in student dormitories close to the university campus *Depending on level of skills and prerequisites missing, this will be evaluated during the application process. **If the Austrian Higher Education Entrance Qualification is not met yet, the required level can be acquired within the foundation programme. programme Contents Mathematics Sets of numbers; equations and inequations; linear algebra and geometry; trigonometry and trigonometric functions; complex numbers Sequences and series; basic concepts of differential calculus and integral calculus; linear algebra (particularly vectors) and geometry; algebraic structures; introduction to probability calculations, statistics Physics Units, Basics of Mechanics: Kinematics, Dynamics, Work and Energy, Statics, Torque Thermodynamics, Heat and Energy, Ideal Gas, Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, Oscillations and Waves English Morphology and syntax, oral and written expression of technical issues (with and without use of a dictionary), verbal skills (describe, explain, and present technical issues), writing skills (translate, summarize, prepare papers, ...) German language Preparation to participate in the A2/B1/B2* language exam, provided by ÖSD (Austrian language diploma) *depending on level of skills Additional modules Intercultural and social competencies Field trips and company visits Why should you join Matriculation for studies in Austria High quality teaching Improving language skills in English and German Quick access to the job market(99% of our graduates have a job) [-]

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, concentrating fully on a specialism of their choice. In consultation with tutors, students develop a project proposal based on their main area/s of interest. The curriculum in the final term is a series of focus weeks that look at key topics introduced in terms one and two. Currently these are: Retail & Exhibition Design Fashion Buying Fashion Photography & Styling Fashion Journalism PR & Events Fashion Entrepreneurship Ethical issues in fashion During these focus weeks, students continue to develop visual communication, software, and project management skills, as well as continuing to concentrate on career goals. Throughout the year there are opportunities to engage in professional developing planning, with all students encouraged and supported to graduate with a CV and portfolio appropriate to their career aspirations. Entry Requirements Diploma applicants will also be expected to have completed the Three Stage application process (see below), to have a good command of the English language (see the English Language Requirements section) and the minimum of the qualifications: 3 GCSEs (grade A-C) or BTEC National Diploma 1 GCE A Level (grade A-C)/AVCE or International Baccalaureate The Condé Nast College also takes into consideration a range of alternative equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience, so you are welcome to apply even if you don’t meet these academic standards. Applicants must be 18 years or older by the start of the course. Academic Year 2016 / 2017 Term 1 26th September – 16th December 2016 Term 2 9th January – 7th April 2017 Term 3 24th April – 2nd June 2017 [-]

Business and Management - International Foundation Year full-time

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The International Foundation Year will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language... [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Business and Management - International Foundation Year full-time The International Foundation Year will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language. About the course The International Foundation Year covers language, academic skills and Business and Management modules. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (IELTS 6.0 equivalent). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars and other key academic study skills. Subject classes will focus on a range of areas within Business and Management including financial and legal frameworks, business organisation, current issues in business and ICT and statistics. Special features A combination of language, skills and subject knowledge. Three intakes a year: September, January and May/June. Option to join our International Society, make friends and visit places of interest around the UK. What you will study You will study two Language and Skills modules which include the following: Reading – understanding academic texts, using ideas from reading; Writing – different types of university assignment, grammar, vocabulary, structuring and organising writing; Speaking – presenting your ideas in seminars and discussions, group and individual presentations, communicating with staff and other students; Listening – understanding lectures and taking notes, following seminar discussions; Finding and using resources in the library and online; Referencing, synthesis and avoiding plagiarism; Preparing and submitting university assignments; Dealing with feedback; Time management; Using the University Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle); Communicating with tutors. In addition you will study four Business and Management modules: - ICT and Statistics for Business - Current Issues in Business - Financial and Legal Frameworks - Business Management in Organisations. Entry requirements High School Leaving Certificate You must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as recognised by the UK Border Agency. These include tests such as IELTS and PTE Academic. If you have a different qualification, please contact the Admissions team for advice. [-]

Pre-University Foundation Program

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time 8 months March 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. [+]

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 in Music

International College of Music
Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The one-year program of three equal semester drills you on the core knowledge and skills in music performance, theory, music technology and beginning level liberal arts studies. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. The one-year Foundation in Music program of three equal semester drills you on the core knowledge and skills in music performance, theory, music technology and beginning level liberal arts studies. Program Overview In the core area of music, performance, you will develop dexterity in your principal instrument allowing you to master the basic scales in major and minor keys and the chromatic and Blues scales. Individual instruction in your principal instrument will expand your knowledge of the intrinsic interpretations of performing Pop, Jazz, and Classical repertoire. You will hone sight reading skills continuously in your private instruction classes and in group performance labs. You will learn rehearsal techniques to prepare you to lead and perform in advanced level ensembles. In addition to class and ensemble sessions, you will participate in a performance seminar session where you will feature your performance before a live audience comprising of your peers, faculty and visitors in each semester. You will develop your musical ear in a series of progressive ear training classes to refine your ability to identify intervals, chord progressions, rhythm patterns, and to read music at sight. In the area of music theory, you will learn the basics of reading and writing notes in both treble and bass clefs and interpret lead sheets, which have the common music terminologies used in actual practice in the music industry. You will develop composition skills through the analysis of melody-harmony relationships found in contemporary music songs/tunes. You will learn score layout and groove writing in order to write rhythm section scores for small bands. In addition to Blues theory, you will also study traditional 4-part writing conventions including contrapuntal writing in the style of J. S. Bach. In music technology you will develop skills in operating music software to create musical sounds and also music scores. You will also study computer operating systems and Internet protocols to enhance the quality of your application of these in your coursework. In the liberal arts component you will develop English language skills through writing, comprehension and speaking, and will investigate academic writing norms to hone your skills towards writing term papers. You will study musical acoustics in order to understand and interpret the behavior of sound and its propagation in musical applications. You will survey popular music from the birth of the Blues to present day popular music, exploring the artists and compositions against the socio-cultural environment that contributed to the development of pop music across the decades. If you have prior knowledge of these courses you need to inform our admissions counselors at the point of your application to the program. All students will attend an entrance placement examination for English and music theory and those who score a minimum grade of B (83%) in these tests would be given credit exemptions from taking these courses again. In replacement of the exempted credits, you will be required to take elective courses such as Introduction to Music Business, Business Communications and/or Electronics and Computer Systems. Why Choose This Program The Foundation in Music acts as a foundation upon which to build advanced level knowledge, skills and techniques. You will be able to enroll for the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music degree without A Levels or STPM certification You will be able to transfer all your credits earned in the program to Berklee third year degree programs You will get hands-on experience using the College’s RM40 million state of the art facilities You will learn from a team of qualified and experienced faculty You will engage with students from over 20 countries, like you for whom music is more than a hobby You will engage with music industry professionals in closed-door master classes and workshops The tuition fees are affordable compared to other comparable programs outside Malaysia. If you are intending to go to Berklee you will save up to 60% in tuition fees Entry Requirements Minimum SPM certification (requisite pass in Bahasa Melayu and History) or other high school completion equivalent, with minimum 5 credits. Refer to the high school qualifications table to check if you have the minimum qualification to enroll in the program OR Mininum UEC certification (Senior Middle Level Exam), with minimum grade of B6 and above in 3 subjects For International Students who did not sit for English as their compulsory subject must obtain a TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.0 Pass the auditions and interview process *Malaysian students who do not have an SPM credit in Bahasa Malaysia will be automatically enrolled in LN014-Bahasa Kebangsaan A (3) at extra cost Semester 1 ET010 – Basic Ear Training FP101 – Fundamentals of Music Theory FP102 – Music Performance Lab GE001 – Preparatory English for College HM010 – Survey of Pop Music MT010 – Music Technology and MIDI Systems PI0XX – Private Instruction 0 PF011-031 – Performance Seminar Semester 2 AR020 – Scoring for Rhythm Section CH010 – Contemporary Music Harmony ET020 – Intermediate Ear Training MT106 – Computer Applications in Business PI1XX – Private Instruction 1 PS010 – Music Performance Studies 1 TM010 – Traditional Harmony & Composition TM020 – Traditional 2-Part Writing Semester 3 CH020 – Advanced Contemporary Music Harmony ET111 – Aural Training GE013 – Academic Writing in English GE020 – Acoustics for Musicians PI2XX – Private Instruction 3 PS020 – Music Performance Studies 2 TM121 – J. S. Bach Inventions Teaching Methods You will receive interactive lectures, in-class activities, seminars and tutorials, with practical hands-on applications. You will have opportunities to collaborate with professional musicians, arrangers and producers and to benefit from their master classes and workshops held at the College on a regular basis. [-]