Art, Design and Media

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 10 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:5354 Duration:9 months


Your first step to studying a degree in areas such as Media, Advertising, Computing, Graphic Design, Landscape Architecture, Popular Music and more

The International Foundation in Art, Media and Design combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree in the UK.

Why apply for the international foundation programme?

  • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • a quality-assured university programme
  • full university status
  • a conditional offer of a place on the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire
  • a campus-based programme with access to university facilities
  • professional support and guidance with university applications
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

Course length: 3 - 4 terms (9 - 12 months)

When can I start?

  • June 2014 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 30 Jun 2014 to Fri 05 Sep 2014
Term 2: Mon 29 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
Term 3: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
Term 4:Mon 30 Mar 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015


  • September 2014 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 29 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
Term 3: Mon 30 Mar 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015
Term 4:Mon 22 Jun 2015 to Fri 04 Sep 2015


  • September 2014 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 29 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
Term 3:Mon 30 Mar 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015


  • January 2015 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
Term 2: Mon 30 Mar 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015
Term 3: Mon 22 Jun 2015 to Fri 04 Sep 2015


Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available Tuition fee
  • GBP 9995 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 9995 Year (Non-EEA)

Tuition fees do not include:

  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation) ;
  • textbooks: available from the Centre for an additional charge in the region of £180 per academic course (3 term), £240 per academic course (4 term) ;
  • an additional £250 per year to cover the use of studio facilities
Start date January,June,September 2015 Duration full-time 9 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

You will study the following modules:

English Language for Foundation Study

  • You will develop your overall English language level, including your grammar and vocabulary, as well as your specific skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking, which will prepare you for further academic study.

Study Skills for Foundation Study

  • This module will introduce you to the generic study skills necessary for successful undergraduate study. You'l receive an appraisal of your learning style and development needs and introduced to a range of introductory skills, such as time management, how to access resources both online and on-site, how to approach academic presentations, how to tackle and write assignments, apply mathematics and understand learning styles.

Academic Skills for Foundation Study

  • Through this module you will be supported in applying academic skills in the context of your chosen subject area. You will learn how to interpret and analyse a range of subject-related information, structure and plan academic work, find and use relevant resources, and communicate effectively using appropriate academic conventions.

Art, Design and Media Practice

  • The first part of this practical module will develop the skills you need to observe and visually record information utilising a range of media and presentation methods. Building on these skills will require you to apply a creative and conceptual thinking style to deliver a typical industry based brief through visual media. The module will also include contextual analysis of the creative ideas and motivation of contemporary and historic artists, designers and media practitioners working across various areas of media, art and design.

Concepts in Art, Design and Media

  • This module will develop your understanding and knowledge of some of the main concepts used in art, design and media, and how they are able to communicate ideas and emotions through a variety of mass media. Emphasis will be placed upon developing an understanding of how such concepts have been applied in practical contexts.
  • You will have the opportunity to focus on an area of study that you wish to specialise in and which is connected to your future study aspirations. The delivery of the module will be supported by guest speakers on topics, such as graphic design, games design, mass communications, and film theory.

Final Major Project for Art, Design and Media

  • This module provides you with the opportunity to create a practical portfolio to demonstrate your ability using a range of media, art and design skills, which will form part of your assessment for entry to your chosen degree. Students will take part in a series of lectures, workshops and seminars to prepare for the assignment, which brings together the theoretical, technical and production skills developed throughout the course.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.


If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, the International Foundation programme provides academic preparation for first year entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme. In some circumstances you may be able to enrol on the Foundation programme in order to change your specialist subject.


Academic requirements:

You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
To find out more about country specific entry requirements contact us now.

English requirements:

Four term programme: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent

Three term programme: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent

The Centre also accepts other Secure English Language Tests (SELT) including Pearson PTE. Please contact us for further details.

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.

Age: 17 years and above

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Gloucestershire.



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If you have a strong academic record you will have the opportunity to apply for an INTO scholarship. These recognise those that have worked hard to join us and have the potential to go on to study at the highest levels. Every study centre offers scholarships and each application is considered with great care.

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