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Preparatory Year Programs in Art Studies

A preparatory year is meant to prepare a student for the first year of higher education. The courses undertaken many times include languages and undergraduate-level courses that lay the groundwork for further learning. What is a preparatory year in art studies? It is a course of study that focuses on those subjects you need to understand for university entrance exams. For example, a preparatory ye… Read more

A preparatory year is meant to prepare a student for the first year of higher education. The courses undertaken many times include languages and undergraduate-level courses that lay the groundwork for further learning.

What is a preparatory year in art studies? It is a course of study that focuses on those subjects you need to understand for university entrance exams. For example, a preparatory year in artistic fields and architecture will include subjects such as art and art history for future artists, and courses in geometry and technical drawing for future architects. A large range of courses are available in media studies, the humanities, and artistic fields. Core modules such as English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 help with basic English communication skills.

The benefits of this course of study are many. You will have greater communication skills and be better prepared for future, advanced study. With more education comes greater opportunities for higher pay.

Costs vary significantly among different schools that offer the same degree. It’s wise to research the options and understand all fees and tuition costs before applying.

The careers available to students who start university studies in the arts are numerous, and include both creative and technical career paths. For example, a student who chooses media studies can work as a professional journalist or eventually as a professor of media studies or communications. Journalists interview key figures pertinent to major issues and report facts to the public. Digital media, photography and video might eventually play an important role in this career. An artist or architect would work with clients to determine an appropriate design for commissioned work and create renderings and a final design.

International options exist for students interested in the arts. Online courses are a great way to decide if a program is right for you. 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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Syracuse Academy
Syracuse, Italy

International students who are interested in applying for an Arts, Fashion, Design or Architecture degree in Italy have the opportunity to build and improve their skills, crea ... +

International students who are interested in applying for an Arts, Fashion, Design or Architecture degree in Italy have the opportunity to build and improve their skills, create their personal portfolio and to learn the Italian language from beginner to advanced level. The ideal pathway to enrolment into Italian universities or fine arts and design schools. The program is fully recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and also grants direct admission (with no entry test) to the degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy. The Foundation Year is an internationally recognized program awarding Italian Ministry of Education academic credits and granting direct admission to the degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy, and preparing for admission to any university and design school in Italy. -
Foundation Year Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English, Italian
Jan 2022
17 Dec 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

If you are an international student who has completed an Art & Design degree outside of the UK and are looking to come to the UK to study a Master’s in the same or related ... +

If you are an international student who has completed an Art & Design degree outside of the UK and are looking to come to the UK to study a Master’s in the same or related art and design discipline, the Pre-Master’s programme will prepare you for this transition. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
English
Campus
 
IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Your educational journey will see you acquiring a solid basis in Business, Finance, Communication and Laws, as well as interpersonal development such as critical thinking, wri ... +

Your educational journey will see you acquiring a solid basis in Business, Finance, Communication and Laws, as well as interpersonal development such as critical thinking, writing, public speaking and presentation techniques. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 

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CANVAS
Lausanne, Switzerland

You will explore a variety of artistic courses and dive into Fashion, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Illustration. Developed by the Canvas School of Arts, the European Foundat ... +

You will explore a variety of artistic courses and dive into Fashion, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Illustration. Developed by the Canvas School of Arts, the European Foundation Degree in Art & Design aims to let students create by having fun, travelling and learning a new language! -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English, French, German, Italian
Campus
 
Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli - IED Network
Como, Italy

The Academic Foundation in Italian Creativity & Design is designed for international and national students that are interested to obtain a First Level Academic Diploma but ... +

The Academic Foundation in Italian Creativity & Design is designed for international and national students that are interested to obtain a First Level Academic Diploma but do not reach the minimum requirements, such as 12 years of schooling or previous knowledge about the creative and artistic sectors. The teaching methodology consists of practical, theoretical, and demonstrative lectures, visiting, and individual coaching/orientation meetings. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
Nov 2022
Campus
 
Paris College of Art
Paris, France

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 comm ... +

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. Foundation Online: Pathway to Paris offers the opportunity to students to live the Foundation experience remotely. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Online
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome, Italy

Italy: synonym of wonder, especially for the new generations who live abroad and who wish to enter into contact with the culture and the educational system that the Beautiful ... +

Italy: synonym of wonder, especially for the new generations who live abroad and who wish to enter into contact with the culture and the educational system that the Beautiful Country is able to offer. The scenario assumed by RUFA to contact students attracted by Made in Italy, starts from this assumption not intended only as a sign of distinction and style, but also as a qualitative approach to life. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English, Italian
Jan 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom

The University of Hertfordshire's innovative Animation programme is recognised globally as one of the best, boasting students who exhibit extraordinary talent, supported by a ... +

The University of Hertfordshire's innovative Animation programme is recognised globally as one of the best, boasting students who exhibit extraordinary talent, supported by a first-class lecturing team with years of professional experience. Students have access to industry-standard facilities including the new Motion Capture studio. The University's investment in technology allows students to keep up-to-date with the techniques, skills and knowledge required in the industry. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
24 Jan 2022
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This Foundation Year prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge requi ... +

This Foundation Year prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge required for undergraduate study. In addition to modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency, they receive an introduction to different academic disciplines taught at SOAS in the departments of: Anthropology; Arts; Development Studies; History, Religions & Philosophies; Languages, Cultures & Linguistics; East Asian Languages & Cultures; and Politics & International Studies. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
4 - 5 years
English
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criterion are met. Stag ... +

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criterion are met. Stage 1 takes place in ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefits from small class sizes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
Barking & Dagenham College
Dagenham, United Kingdom

Our photography programmes provide at the core an engaging framework in contemporary photography. Students develop a strong understanding of visual culture and artistic freedo ... +

Our photography programmes provide at the core an engaging framework in contemporary photography. Students develop a strong understanding of visual culture and artistic freedom in art and commercial practices. This two-year Foundation Degree (FDA) in Photography is delivered at Barking & Dagenham College's Rush Green campus, in partnership with UEL (University of East London). If you successfully complete the FDA Photography programme you could move on to study for the BA (Hons) in Photography, which is also offered in partnership with UEL. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts
Vancouver, Canada

The Foundation Arts Certificate is a one-year program that teaches introductory art and design skills in drawing, painting, sculpting, and basic digital art.

The Foundation Arts Certificate is a one-year program that teaches introductory art and design skills in drawing, painting, sculpting, and basic digital art. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
École Intuit.Lab
Paris, France +1 More

The preparatory class year is the founder of the creative process of the student for all his future professional life. By approaching all the plastic apprenticeships - drawing ... +

The preparatory class year is the founder of the creative process of the student for all his future professional life. By approaching all the plastic apprenticeships - drawing, colors, volume, space - she opens to the technical knowledge of the first arts and to the discovery of the world of design. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
9 months
French
Campus
 
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This 6-week portfolio programme is a single module short course for students who have successfully achieved A levels but do not have the required portfolio to apply for Honour ... +

This 6-week portfolio programme is a single module short course for students who have successfully achieved A levels but do not have the required portfolio to apply for Honours Degree courses in design related areas. This programme is specifically for students who are aiming for BA (Hons) Product Design, BA (Hons) transport Design, BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Management, BA (Hons) Animation, and BA (Hons) Visual effect and Concept Design degree programmes. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
6 weeks
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Sopot University of Applied Sciences
Sopot, Poland

Sopot University of Applied Sciences offers Foundation Years for students who are not eligible for direct entry into our undergraduate degrees. A Foundation Year may be the op ... +

Sopot University of Applied Sciences offers Foundation Years for students who are not eligible for direct entry into our undergraduate degrees. A Foundation Year may be the option for those who don’t have the traditional entry qualifications for their undergraduate degree of choice. Our Foundation Years can provide a route into several different subjects at our University. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English, Polish
Campus