The Arts Foundation Year at Lincoln provides an alternative integrated entry route onto a wide range of degree-level programmes in the College of Arts, including Animation and Visual Effects, Architecture, Graphic Design, Creative Advertising, Illustration, Interactive Design, Interior Architecture and Design, Design for Exhibition and Museums, Fashion, Fine Art, Photography, and Product Design. Students on the Arts Foundation Year study common modules that allow students the opportunity to experiment, explore, and develop the core skills and knowledge required to pursue a degree within the creative arts and become increasingly more specialised as the course progresses. The combination of modules has been tailored to the needs of the degree programme that the students wish to progress onto after successful completion of the foundation year. The course has also been designed to support students who know they want to study a creative subject but are unsure of which pathway to take.
The Foundation programme is structured around modules that are designed to develop core creative and academic skills needed for successful University study. The practical modules will be taught in the studio though thematic projects that can be interpreted through a range of disciplines. As the programme progresses students will work closely with specialist staff and students from their chosen pathway, and will be expected to become increasingly independent. The final module provides an opportunity for students to complete an extended project, which aims to develop students' personal creative direction. Throughout this integrated programme, students will be working with and alongside specialist staff and students and be invited to participate in activities, talks, trips and events run by the degree programmes wherever possible.
The way students are assessed may vary between modules. Examples of assessment methods that are used include creative works, written assignments, presentations, sketchbooks, documentation of your working process and development of ideas. Group work is a feature of contemporary creative practice and is assessed through presentations, shared outcomes, and records of individual contribution towards a shared goal. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
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