Described as one of the strongest and most distinctive foundation programmes in the country, you will develop the skills and portfolio required for most degree programmes in art and design. The various creative projects you undertake will allow you to experience a range of ideas, materials, processes and technologies, enabling you to then identify and explore your preferred degree with the support of experienced staff. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to exhibit in the established annual degree show.
In Term 1 you will be introduced to a wide range of creative activities to develop your practical and conceptual skills, helping to make choices for your future area of study. Through various practical projects you will investigate ideas, materials, processes and technologies, which will give you an awareness of historical and theoretical contexts and develop your independent learning skills. You will also begin preparation for BA course entry.
In Term 2 you will move towards the specialisation that you wish to follow at degree level, and apply for your chosen degree place. Individual guidance is given from an experienced range of staff on the options best suited to your work and future ambitions.
In Term 3 you will produce an exhibition of your final major project alongside the BA Faculty Show and complete preparation for BA course entry.
Continuous assessment, advice and feedback. Assessed final major project.
Previous graduates have embarked on a range of careers as architects, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, glass blowers, retailers, gallerists, retail buyers, design managers and a variety of other design-based roles. There are a range of opportunities available within the creative industries including designing for magazines, publishing (print and internet), advertising and motion graphics for television, journalism, filmmaking, freelance media and independent production. Alternatively, there is also the opportunity to become self-employed and some of our previous students now successfully run their own creative businesses.
|UCAS Tariff Points/Grades Required|
120 at A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma).
|Specific GCSE Requirements|
GCSE grade C in English Language
|International Baccalaureate||24 Points|
Applications are through the University application form and not through UCAS. The form can be downloaded via the link below.
After completing the application form, please e-mail to email@example.com or post to:
Art & Design Admissions Team
Manchester Metropolitan University
Business School & Student Hub
Lower Chatham Street
All Saints Campus
Manchester M15 6BH
Home/EU candidates who are applying for September 2014 entry should return their applications by 13 December 2013 to ensure an interview.
If you are invited for an interview we will also send you details of a test project which you should bring with you. The project brief can be downloaded below.
Please contact the Art & Design Admissions Team if you require any additional information.
Telephone: 0161 247 5922
Home/EU students who are under 19 years old on the 1st September in the year they start the course do not pay any fees.
The fees for 2013 entry are not confirmed yet, but in 2012/13 the fees were:
UK/EU students (aged 19+): £1,190
Non-EU international students: £6,000
An Edexcel examination fee is also payable.