Intensive Foundation in Art and Design, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 3 months
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #501 ,
The intensive Foundation in Art and Design (iFAD) is a unique course, developed so you can progress directly on to an undergraduate degree in our School of Art and Design in just twelve weeks.


The intensive Foundation in Art and Design offers a short, creative and diagnostic approach to starting a career in art or design. You may have a good idea of what you want to do, but you are looking for more hands on experience. You may have no idea of what you want to do but just know that it has to be in a creative environment.

Our course is ideal if you are:

  • An A Level studentlooking to combine your preparation for an arts based degree with a gap year or to gain experience before progressing to a degree in the same year
  • A mature student interested in working in a creative role or developing your artistic skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 3 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

IntroductionThe course starts with a series of workshops including learning resources, reprographics, photography, media, 3D, wood, metal, plastics and ceramics, and life drawing (which continues throughout the programme). This will give you the knowledge to use our facilities effectively and confidently.

DiagnosticIn the diagnostic phase you will be encouraged to explore and experiment in unfamiliar areas so you can make an informed and appropriate choice of undergraduate programme. The diagnostic phase varies in length depending on individual needs. During this period you will be introduced to methods of visual research, combined with drawing exercises and colour theory.

PathwayThis phase enables you to consolidate your chosen pathway through personal project work negotiated with your tutors.
PresentationAt the end of the programme you will review your portfolio and select work for presentation and public exhibition.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Tuition Fee


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.