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Foundation Diploma

This one-year foundation course gives you the chance to explore different creative areas before choosing the subject you want to take a degree in.

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Reasons to study

Our foundation diploma courses help prepare you for higher education. These courses offer an excellent transition between a-level (or equivalent) and more specialised degree courses by allowing you to explore a wide range of disciplines.

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AUB Foundation Courses

Foundation Studies Programme

Our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection – in all four areas.

International Foundation Diploma – January start

Places are still available on our International Foundation Diploma (IFD). It's a great way to boost your skills, gain a qualification and develop your portfolio ready for undergraduate study.

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Foundation Portfolio Preparation Guide

Foundation Portfolio Preparation Guide

Check out our video by Bea Denton, sharing her top tips on preparing your portfolio.

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