Art and Design Foundation Year
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Art and Design
UCAS Code: Animation with Foundation Year – W617, Computer and Video Games with Foundation Year – G472, Costume Design with Foundation Year – W451, Digital Media with Foundation Year – A8J8, Fashion Design with Foundation Year –W228, Fashion Image Making and Styling with Foundation Year – W229, Film and TV Set Design with Foundation Year – W4C8, Graphic Design with Foundation Year – W214, Interior Design with Foundation Year – 8G23, Photography with Foundation Year – W643, Visual Arts with Foundation Year – W103.
Start Dates(s): September
Year one of a four-year degree
- This course will equip you with the knowledge as well as the creative and technical skills needed to succeed on an art and design-related degree programme.
- Ideal if you're returning to education or seeking to develop your career in a new direction.
- You'll have the opportunity to work and study within New Adelphi and benefit from cutting-edge technical equipment and studio spaces
The Foundation Year of the four-year programme aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in art and design to meet the prerequisites for study on the associated degree programmes (see Course Details). The key areas of study will be effective communication and study skills combined with fundamental subjects in art and design.
This course will provide you with a strong foundation in art and design, allowing you to progress onto one of our BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) degree courses in a cognate discipline.
It is ideal if you want to develop your career along an arts and design pathway but have a non-arts and design background, or you don’t meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an Honours degree.
This course is also attractive if you are returning to education or if you wish to change career direction.
During the Art and Design Foundation Year, you will study modules which will help you to increase your knowledge and understanding of basic art and design and other aspects of creative thinking. Other modules will help to develop your study skills such as note taking and structuring essays and reports. In the second semester, you will further develop your creative practice and be introduced to the creative industries.
This programme prepares students to study on the following three-year University undergraduate programmes, meaning the duration of your degree is four years in total. See full course details of these degrees, including modules studied, using the links below.
On successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will be able to progress to:
- BA (Hons) Animation
- BSc (Hons) Computer and Video Games
- BA (Hons) Costume Design
- BA (Hons) Digital Media
- BA (Hons) Fashion Design
- BA (Hons) Fashion Image Making and Styling
- BA (Hons) Film and TV Set Design
- BA (Hons) Graphic Design
- BA (Hons) Interior Design
- BA (Hons) Photography
- BA (Hons) Visual Arts
- Digital Media Applications
- Creative Methods
- Creative Risk-Taking
- Creative Practice Major Project
- Introduction to the Creative Industries
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.