This is a fast-track preparatory course in Art, Design and Media, which includes an integrated programme of preparation for academic study alongside the creative aspects of the course.

The course help students to develop their creative skills, identify their specialist practice and produce a professional portfolio of work. Ready to progress to one of our degree courses within just 24 weeks.

This course is ideal for students who are unable to commence a one-year Foundation course in September, or those who would like to expand and tailor their portfolio for HE progression whilst gaining valuable academic study skills and improving their English communication and language skills.

Students who need a visa to enter the UK can take advantage of the Short-Term Study visa; this visa allows you to study for up to six months and covers the length of the International Foundation Diploma. The cost of the visa is £97.00. To check if you need to apply for this visa in advance or request entry clearance as a student on arrival, please use this calculator.

2021 dates:

Tuesday 5 January – Friday 18 June 2021

Tuition fee and discounts

Full-fee for paying in instalments – £13,250

Early payment discount 15 October (10% discount) – £11,925

Early payment and progression discount (10% + 10% discount) – £10,732

  • Overseas (Non-EU) students who successfully complete this course will obtain a 10% fee reduction each year they are enrolled in one of our BA courses.
  • We welcome applications from students from the European Union. EU students are reminded that they may alternatively be entitled to study the one-year Foundation Diploma, starting in September 2019, under the same fee arrangements as UK students.  This is not guaranteed and will depend on negotiations between the EU27 and the UK government.

Course duration 6 January-19 June 2020 (full time)