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Course summary

Why study this course? This four-year degree course includes an intensive foundation year (Year 0), which will enable you to progress onto one of our art or design undergraduate degree courses at London Met's School of Art, Architecture and Design. It is both preparatory and diagnostic, allowing you to explore a number of different directions prior to choosing a specialism at the end of the year. It will also provide you with the skills required for your subsequent three years of study. More about this course As a start you’ll undertake a broad range of short studio and workshop projects in visual imagery and practical making. These will help you to develop techniques that are common across all of our foundation year courses and introduce you to a work ethic of experimentation and open-mindedness. Following this you will approach open-ended, interpretive projects that will help you to establish a personal perspective and sense of direction. All of our foundation year programmes allow you to develop techniques in:

  • observational, technical and creative drawing
  • 2D and 3D composition
  • framing, sequence/series and narrative
  • studio and workshop skills
During your subject-specific projects you’ll also have the opportunity to explore:
  • conceptual modelling
  • performance
  • colour
  • materials
  • collage
  • composition
  • curating
  • exhibiting
Your lectures and seminars will frame the creative practice within historical, contemporary, conceptual and cultural contexts. Throughout the course you’ll present work-in-progress and finished projects to peers and tutors on a regular basis, which will prepare you for the public exhibition at the end of year. This will be a chance for you to explore your abilities and guide you towards establishing an individual focus and direction. By the end of your foundation year you’ll have produced a substantial portfolio of work that will allow you to progress onto one of London Met's art or design undergraduate degree courses. This introductory year will also see you develop into a confident, creative and socially-engaged practitioner, and you’ll continue into your chosen field of study equipped with the skills to make more informed decisions about your own work within its specific context. Once you have progressed onto the three-year course after the foundation year, you’ll study the same course content as those who take the three-year course. On completion of your chosen degree course you’ll graduate with the same title and award as those who undertook the same traditional three-year degree without the foundation year. What our students say "I chose London Met because it was one of the few universities with a good diagnostic foundation year. The course is demanding but well worth the effort. There is strong support from the teaching team and excellent technical support." National Student Survey "Thanks to my tutors – and a bit of hard work – I can now say that the months I have spent at London Met are the very beginning of my career as a designer. Understanding the process of design and being able to evaluate my work in a critical way helped me explore creative alternatives, and I was able to bring them to life thanks to the technicians and workshop facilities." Ewelina Bartkowska What is a degree with foundation year at the School of Art, Architecture and Design? This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into a university degree if you want to explore your options in a general field, but need more time to discover which particular degree path will best suit you. It is also an ideal option if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Modules

The Year 0 course of the extended degree is made up of four modules, covering all areas relevant to the study of the spatial disciplines study at introductory level. Example Year 0 modules include: Critical & Contextual Studies: Foundation (core, 30 credits) Project (core, 30 credits) Techniques (core, 30 credits) and Workbook (core, 30 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through project work, essays and an individual portfolio.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In order to apply you should be able to supply a portfolio of your work and have a minimum of 32 UCAS points at A Level or from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma. We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Interview


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4815 Module
International £4815 Module
Channel Islands £4815 Module
Republic of Ireland £4815 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Art and Design (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS