Art and Design (Foundation Entry)

Art and Design (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons)

This is the perfect course if you wish to take a degree in art and design but are not sure which path to follow or you know which path to follow but want to improve your opportunity of gaining a good degree and realising your full potential.

If you wish to take a degree in art and design but do not possess the qualifications or experience required for year 1 entry, this foundation entry year will help you achieve your goal.

This is a one year programme which provides guaranteed progression to a range of degree programmes with specialist provision covering 3D design, 2D design, fine art and commercial art.

This route provides guaranteed progression to a range of degree programmes with specialist provision covering 3D design, 2D design, fine art and commercial art. Once you are on the foundation entry  route there is no need to make an additional application and there will be no interviews for entry to progress to year one of your chosen degree.

Excellent, purpose-built studio and workshop facilities with dedicated full-time teaching staff and technicians.  There is a state of the art gallery space in the Hanover Building with a programme of contemporary art shows. All students have a base studio and facilities such as a wood metal and plaster workshops, professional garment manufacturing and digital design equipment on site.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Four years

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, None

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

  • UCAS Code:


  • Campus:

    (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Fees 2019/20

    Full-time: £5,500

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Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent  

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Course Overview

Semester 1

  • AZC014 – Diagnostic Studies
  • Explore your abilities and apply them to art and design practice
  • Explore the fundamentals of creative research, ideas development and manifestation and presentation.
  • Creative problem solving
  • The application of drawing.

Semester 1 and 2

  • AZC012 – Art & Design Studies
  • Introduce the degree and career opportunities available in art and design.
  • Introduce the facilities and support available to you whilst studying for your degree.
  • Explore the wider context of your specialism to help frame your career plans.
  • AZC009 – Specialism Skills
  • Advanced projects specific to your chosen specialism.
  • Increasingly Independent, student driven work culminating in an end of year exhibition.
  • AZ1010 – Drawing and Image Making
  • Practical drawing skills relevant to your chosen specialism.
  • Practical exploration of the language of visual communication 

Year 2-4 select from:

BA(Hons) Advertising
BA(Hons) Fashion Design
BA(Hons) Fashion Promotion 
BA(Hons) Fine Art 
BA(Hons) Graphic Design 
BA(Hons) Illustration
BA(Hons) Interior Design
BA (Hons) Product Design 
BA(Hons) Textiles

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Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Important Information

Contact Us

This course is based in the School of Art, Design and Fashion
Telephone us for further information +44(0)1772 892400
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Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2018 Entry | 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.