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Art and Design Foundation Studies, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #226 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Loughborough’s Art and Design Foundation is a fast paced, fun and creative course that encourages you to develop your artistic ability. You will learn a broad range of skills before tailoring the course to what you enjoy and eventually choosing the specialist undergraduate course best suited to you.
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The Art and Design foundation studies course leads to a BTEC qualification, satisfying the entrance requirements for progression to undergraduate courses in Art and Design.

The students enjoy successful progression each year to the broadest range of art and design undergraduate degree courses nationwide and internationally.

For additional information on this course, a comprehensive prospectus can be obtained by contacting the School.

Art and Design Foundation Studies is structured by stages, during each stage you will need to complete a set number of units.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Industrial Design and Technology
  • Product Design and Technology
  • English
  • Drama

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 2 A level passes at Grade C minimum, excluding General Studies. It is preferred that one of your A-Level subjects is art- or design-related but this is not mandatory.
  • 28 with minimum of 4 in SL English Language A
  • A minimum of 5 GCSE passes, grade C or above, including English Language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5424 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5421 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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If you are aged under 19 on 31st August on year of entry then tuition is free (UK)

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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