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Art and Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons)

London Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Aldgate

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Why study this course?**This four-year degree course includes an intensive foundation year (Year 0), which will enable you to progress onto one of our art or design undergraduate degree courses at London Met's School of Art, Architecture and Design. It is both preparatory and diagnostic, allowing you to explore a number of different directions prior to choosing a specialism at the end of the year. It will also provide you with the skills required for your subsequent three years of study.**More about this course**As a start you’ll undertake a broad range of short studio and workshop projects in visual imagery and practical making. These will help you to develop techniques that are common across all of our foundation year courses and introduce you to a work ethic of experimentation and open-mindedness. Following this you will approach open-ended, interpretive projects that will help you to establish a personal perspective and sense of direction. All of our foundation year programmes allow you to develop techniques in:* observational, technical and creative drawing* 2D and 3D composition* framing, sequence/series and narrative* studio and workshop skills During your subject-specific projects you’ll also have the opportunity to explore:* conceptual modelling* performance* colour* materials* collage* composition* curating* exhibitingYour lectures and seminars will frame the creative practice within historical, contemporary, conceptual and cultural contexts.Throughout the course you’ll present work-in-progress and finished projects to peers and tutors on a regular basis, which will prepare you for the public exhibition at the end of year. This will be a chance for you to explore your abilities and guide you towards establishing an individual focus and direction.By the end of your foundation year you’ll have produced a substantial portfolio of work that will allow you to progress onto one of London Met's art or design undergraduate degree courses. This introductory year will also see you develop into a confident, creative and socially-engaged practitioner, and you’ll continue into your chosen field of study equipped with the skills to make more informed decisions about your own work within its specific context.Once you have progressed onto the three-year course after the foundation year, you’ll study the same course content as those who take the three-year course. On completion of your chosen degree course you’ll graduate with the same title and award as those who undertook the same traditional three-year degree without the foundation year.**What our students say**"I chose London Met because it was one of the few universities with a good diagnostic foundation year. The course is demanding but well worth the effort. There is strong support from the teaching team and excellent technical support." -National Student Survey"Thanks to my tutors – and a bit of hard work – I can now say that the months I have spent at London Met are the very beginning of my career as a designer. Understanding the process of design and being able to evaluate my work in a critical way helped me explore creative alternatives, and I was able to bring them to life thanks to the technicians and workshop facilities." -Ewelina Bartkowska**What is a degree with foundation year at the School of Art, Architecture and Design?**This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into a university degree if you want to explore your options in a general field, but need more time to discover which particular degree path will best suit you. It is also an ideal option if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and awa

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    119th

  • Campus address

    London Metropolitan University, Admissions Office, 166-220 Holloway Road, City of London, N7 8DB, England

Meet people from a variety of different backgrounds, with students representing more than 120 nationalities studying at London Met.
Immerse yourself in the heart of the real London and study at a university surrounded by vibrant culture and history.
A supportive environment that helps you find work placements or part-time jobs, giving you the chance to gain hands-on industry experience while studying.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 85 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    119 54%

    58th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    55th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    4th

    13

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