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BA (Hons)

Art & Design (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

If you want to take a degree in Art and Design but aren’t sure which route to follow. This Foundation Entry programme is a pathway to many specialist courses.

Our Foundation Entry courses are ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the right grades for direct entry. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study. 

This course provides guaranteed progression to our range of degree programmes which include:

  • Creative Advertising
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Textile Design
  • Photography

Why study with us

  • Our Art and Design (Foundation Entry) is ranked 5th in England (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • Guaranteed progression means that there is no need for further applications or interviews.
  • Art at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 2nd in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
Two students working in ceramics studio. One painting a pot.

Degree Show 2022

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our Art & Design students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media.

Access the Degree Show

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What you’ll do

  • You’ll have a base studio with facilities such as wood, metal and plaster workshops. As well as professional garment manufacturing and digital design equipment.
  • You’ll have access to our gallery space in the Hanover Building with a programme of contemporary art shows. With dedicated teaching staff and technicians for those studying on Foundation Entry courses.
  • You'll have opportunities to study abroad and gain places on sponsored international trips.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Start university this September

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Art and design facilities

Future careers in art and design

Our Art and Design Foundation Entry could lead to an exciting career in this creative industry. When you’ve decided which course to progress onto. You could be on your way to becoming a professional photographer, illustrator or graphic designer. 

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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