Preparation for HEInternational Art, Design and Media Intensive Course (IADM)

Course Overview

The International Art, Design and Media Intensive Course (IADM) is a Preparatory Course in Art Design and Media, with an option to study 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.

Key Facts

Course dates

Monday 8th January – Friday 15th June 2018

Weekly timetable

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

IADM course:

IELTS 6.00 with minimum of 5.5 in all areas

IADM+E course:

Minimum IELTS 5.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening or equivalent

Entry requirements

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.

Guaranteed progression*

Successful completion of the IADM or IADM+E course guarantees progression onto a BA (Hons) course at AUB in September 2018

Tuition fee and discounts


£8,510 or £7,659 (if paid in full by 1st December 2017)


£12,510 or £11,259 (if paid in full by 1st December 2017)

Progression discount for following courses

10% fee reduction each year of a BA (Hons) degree (providing that the fee is paid in full and in advance by the set deadline)

Additional benefits

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

Further information

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.

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