For more information about Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, please visit the webpage using the button above.
Year of entry
1 year full-time
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Compulsory Estimate: £60
Optional Estimate: £600How are these costs calculated?
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Total optional cost: £600. Thre is a compulsory cost of £60 to cover studio materials.
Described as one of the strongest and most distinctive foundation programmes in the country, this course will enable you to develop the necessary skills and portfolio to apply to a range of art and design degree courses.
The various creative projects you will undertake will allow you to experience a range of ideas, materials, processes and technologies.
Individual diagnostic projects and tutorials will help you to distil and identify your main areas of interest and make an informed application to a degree course with the support of an experienced staff team.
At the end of the course, direct progression onto Manchester School of Art's degree programmes is available to those who meet the required academic standard.
Find out more about this course, staff and facilities and view student work at www.art.mmu.ac.uk/foundation
Your career prospects after the course
Foundation graduates go on to study a wide range of BA (Hons) courses at Manchester School of Art and other institutions across the UK.
Following completion of a degree programme our graduates then go to establish themselves within a wide range of professions in the art and design world.
These include careers as creative consultants, artists, curators, gallery owners, textile designers, fashion designers, product and furniture designers, illustrators, retail buyers, theatre and set designers, graphic designers, art critics and journalists, photographers, film-makers, animators, stylists, interior designers and architects.
Our Alumni include:
Sarah Burton: Fashion Designer & Creative Director at Alexander McQueen, Dean Hughes: Artist & Head of Undergraduate Study at Edinburgh College of Art, Andy Soup: Film-maker, Animator & Music Video Production, Nick Sharratt: Children's Book Illustrator, David Hoyland: Director of Seventeen Gallery, Amy Thomas: Artist, Nabil El Nayal: Fashion Designer, Oliver East: Illustrator & Artist's Book publications, Bruce Bell: Construction Designer & Architect, Genevieve Bennett: Interior Textiles Designer & Colour Consultant, Mike Mercer-Brown: Graphic Designer, Paul Harfleet: Artist & Garden Designer, Zoe Hitchens: Art Director & Fashion Film Director, Charlie Lightening: Documentary Film Director, Chantelle King: Tablet Designer at Vanity Fair Magazine, Nicolas Byrne, Painter, David Longshaw: Fashion Designer.
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
Notes about fees for this course
Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Typical entry requirements
These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.
We will interview you as part of your application.
We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
48 from A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma) .
Specific GCSE requirements
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
Non Tariffed Qualifications
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3
International Baccalaureate points
IELTS score required for international students
5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any section
There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.
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