University of Arts London Foundation Year

University of Arts London Foundation Year

University of Arts London Foundation Year

We encourage an exploratory approach, giving you a critically creative environment and a wide range of skills to begin defining your own creative practice. The course is unique in offering both specialist and diagnostic modes of study. If you’re confident about your future direction, the specialist course lets you apply to one of five curriculum areas. The diagnostic course allows you to explore a wide range of art and design disciplines as part of your preparation for BA application.

Starting in 2017/18, all Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students who successfully complete the year will be guaranteed a place on an undergraduate course at UAL. View the ‘Guaranteed undergraduate offer’ section for more details.

UAL offers two foundation courses, you can apply to only one of them. Find out more on the UAL foundation page.

Great reasons to apply

  • You can apply directly to any of the four curriculum areas; Fashion and Textiles; Fine Art; Graphic Communication Design; Three Dimensional Design and Architecture
  • If you want to explore your options, there’s a diagnostic pathway option where you can explore all four curriculum areas before diagnosis into specialist curriculum areas
  • Most of our students go on to study at degree level at Central Saint Martins or other UAL colleges
  • You’ll take part in an exhibition at the end of the course, open to the public, family and friends
  • You’ll be introduced to a range of materials and methods of working to research and develop your ideas and learn how to evaluate and reflect on your progress. We’ll help you to build a portfolio and prepare you for interviews to enter higher education and employment.