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International Foundation in Art and Design

Manchester Metropolitan University

This is an accredited program that combines creative practice and English study skills to ensure you are fully prepared for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Gain the skills and knowledge to develop your own independent creative practice by studying subjects such as textiles, fashion, art, painting, sculpture, product design, illustration and graphic design.

This program is available to study on campus only.

Key Facts

Academic Requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. - *Additional Information: Guidance for portfolio submission: applicants for this course will need to submit a portfolio.Portfolio Requirements: - at least 6 - digital images of previous work, - of which 3 should be observational drawings, i.e. not computer-generated - .Other items that may be submitted include:- original photography- sketch books- original computer-generated imagery- photographs of three-dimensional work- evidence of sketching which shows the development of own artwork or design- annotated work.Students must also submit a statement of - up to 250 words - . They should try and include the following subjects:- area(s) of Art and Design that interests them- why they want to join the programme- key influences i.e. other artists or designers that inspire them- indication of how much Art and Design training they've already completed- which degree they would like to progress to.Portfolios should either be attached to the application or, if externally hosted, a web link should be provided to the hosting site.For more information visit: you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Start Dates

24 June 2024

09 September 2024

23 September 2024

06 January 2025

23 June 2025

Tuition Fee

From: £17,995

Key Information

  • Progress to a degree at Manchester Metropolitan University's world top 100 art school (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023), one of the largest providers of art and design courses in the UK.
  • Smaller class sizes and expert guidance with university applications at INTO Manchester, ensuring plenty of academic support and help choosing where to study.
  • Learn from tutors who are experts in different art forms during the Foundation year, and participate in interactive seminars given by speakers from the art and design community.
  • Progress to a Manchester Met degree with access to world-class facilities, including laser-cutting, photography studios, screenprinting, wood workshops and bookbinding.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to develop independent creative practices through subjects such as textiles, fashion, sculpture, product design, illustration and graphic design.
  • Field trips at Manchester Met include Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Whitworth Art Gallery and London's Tate Modern.

Course Details

International Foundation in Art and Design

Manchester Metropolitan University