The INTO International Foundation in Art and Design is an accredited course for overseas students that combines creative practice and English study skills to get you fully prepared for Year 1 of an Undergraduate Degree at Manchester School of Art.
Based within a studio space in the historic Grosvenor Building, you will spend the majority of your time working on creative projects that reflect your skills and interests. This includes subjects such as textiles, fashion, art, painting, sculpture, product design, illustration and graphic design. As you work and create in one of the largest Art Schools in the UK, you will have the opportunity to experience the wide range of facilities available including bookbinding, laser-cutting, daylight photography studio, screen-print and wood workshops.
This course has been designed to give you skills and knowledge to develop your own independent creative practice. This includes practical drawing classes that looks at life, mark-making, observational drawing on location and scale-drawing, and a series of Art and Design History lectures which will broaden your understanding of the creative sectors.
Part of your time will also be focused on practicing and perfecting your English Language and Study Skills at the INTO Study Centre. This is a 10 minute walk away from the School of Art and has a range of excellent facilities for both studying and socialising.
At the end of the course, direct progression onto a range of degree programmes at Manchester School of Art is available to those who meet the required academic standard.
The unit introduces basic art and design principles of 2D and 3D material, including:
This unit will introduce a range of different potential pathways to reflect your skills and interests, which will lead to the eventual choice of your degree subject. Subjects include:
The module introduces reading techniques for academic study and the structure and function of academic writing. You will cover:
For this unit, you will choose the subject matter for your major creative project, which will be developed over an extended period of 10 weeks. You will:
For information on entry requirements, fees and applications, please visit the INTO website.