De Montfort University Foundation Art and DesignDe Montfort University / By nelson De Montfort University Foundation Art and DesignArt and Design (Foundation Studies) BTEC DiplomaThe Art and Design Foundation course prepares you for progression to a huge variety of specialist art and design degree courses. Read more Typical entry requirements You should normally have:A portfolio of work, or evidence of recent experience in art and designOne A Level or equivalent, in an art and design subjectFive GCSEs grades A*- C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above.International Baccalaureate: 24+ PointsApplicants who are 18 or under must also hold a GCSE Maths and English, grade A*–CWe also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C or above.All equivalent qualifications are welcome as are mature students with alternative experienceInternational studentsIf English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.Interview and PortfolioInclude samples of your strongest and most recent work such as sketchbooks, drawings, model making, painting, design projects, photography, crafts, video or animations. Work should be easy to look through, but does not need to be mounted. Photographs of large or fragile work are acceptable.UCAS Tariff changesStudents applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.