BA (Hons)

Art & Design (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

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.

Why study with us

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  • You’ll have access to a state-of-the-art gallery space in the Hanover Building with a programme of contemporary art shows with dedicated full-time teaching staff and technicians.
  • Guaranteed progression means that there is no need for further applications or interviews.
  • You’ll have a base studio with facilities such as wood, metal and plaster workshops, professional garment manufacturing and digital design equipment.

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Degree Show 2023

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.

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A day in the life of an Art & Design student

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2020 Degree Show - work by Virginia Rodriguez Jimenez
2020 Degree Show - work by Virginia Rodriguez Jimenez

What you’ll do

  • Discover the right course for you. On this foundation programme you will have the opportunity to explore a range of subject areas before deciding on a specialism for semester two.
  • Experience the benefits of engaging with a community of like-minded artists, collaborating while forming lasting friendships that will often accompany you throughout your entire degree.
  • You'll have opportunities to study abroad and gain places on sponsored international trips.


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.

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Unleash your creativity at anytime, anywhere. From September 2024, you'll have access to the industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud package on both your personal device and on campus. Get hands-on with this widely recognised package and create a portfolio that showcases your skills.

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Hear from our students

The fundamentals taught during my foundation year have empowered me to exhibit globally, become a specialist printmaking technician at UCLan and to a full ESRC PhD scholarship in Architecture.
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Jane Elizabeth Bennett

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. 

Frequently asked questions about studying Art & Design (Foundation Entry)

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to 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

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