The International Art, Design and Media Intensive Course (IADM) has evolved from the former Preparatory Course in Art Design, Media plus English course (ADME) which took place in 2015 and 2016.
For 2017 the IADM course will follow a similar format but is available for students who do not require additional English skills and have IELTS 6.0 or above. For those students who do not have this language level we have the English plus option which includes an integrated programme of English language tuition alongside the creative aspects of the course.
Students can develop their creative skills and produce a professional portfolio of work ready to progress to one of our degree courses within just 23 weeks. With a January start this course is ideal for those students who could not commence a one year Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media in September or who require additional English Language development.
Students engage through an exciting and varied learning programme that introduces them to the different subject areas of art, design and media. Particular emphasis is placed on learning through experimentation with a broad range of materials and concepts. This enables students to identify their own strengths and areas of interest, which can then be focused in a final project of their own choice of subject area.
The ability to learn independently is progressively developed, as this is an essential skill for Higher Education study. Students will be introduced to a wide range of Higher Education options through introductory sessions with Arts University Bournemouth’s own specialist BA (Hons) courses. Successful completion of the IADM or IADM+E course guarantees progression to an AUB degree course.*
Students are taught in small groups, which ensure an exceptionally high level of academic, and student support. Other benefits include two free educational trips within the course one of which will be to London and use of fantastic purpose built art studios and workshops on one single campus, plus the use of the largest art, design and media library in the South of England.
Tuesday 9th January – Friday 15th June 2017
3 days per week taught (18 hours)
Plus English (if booked on to the IADM +E)
1 day per week English tuition (6 hours)
Students who require a visa to study in the UK can attend this course on a Short-term study visa.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.00 with minimum of 5.5 in all areas
Minimum IELTS 5.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening or equivalent
Completion of 12 years of school education, motivation statement, reference and portfolio of artwork
How to apply
You can apply for this course online by clicking on ‘Apply now’ in the Course Details section on the right hand side of this page.
Successful completion of the IADM or IADM+E course guarantees progression onto a BA course at the AUB in September 2017
Tuition fee and discounts
£8,510 or £7,659 (if paid in full by 30th November 2016)
£12,510 or £11,259 (if paid in full by 30th November 2016)
Progression discount for following courses
5% fee reduction each year of a BA (Hons) degree (providing that the fee is paid in full and in advance by the set deadline)
Two educational trips (one to London)
Homestay in local area (cost is additional to tuition fee). Alternative accommodation in Universities Halls if places are available in January.
Completion of course
Students will receive an AUB course certificate
Please contact the International Office
Telephone: +44 1202 363233
*We guarantee to offer you a place on a course agreed by your IADM tutor. Your offer will be conditional on you successfully passing the IADM or IADM+E course. Please note that for BA (Hons) Film Production you are guaranteed an interview, but there is no guaranteed progression onto this course.