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International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media

Northumbria University

6 months
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10000 GBP/year
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The International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media programme at Northumbria University is ideal if your qualifications and English language skills fall below the entry requirements for your chosen undergraduate programme in an Art, Design or Media subject. 

Overview

The International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media programme at Northumbria University is ideal if your qualifications and English language skills fall below the entry requirements for your chosen undergraduate programme in an Art, Design or Media subject. The course lasts for 2 semesters and offers you the opportunity to develop your English language and study skills, combined with the study of subject-specific modules.

The first semester focuses on the key skills across all areas of Art, Design and Media whilst the second semester is when you specialise in your target area e.g. fashion, fine art, textiles, animation or design. In addition to the specialism modules, the programme provides a solid foundation in the core knowledge and skills that the University recognises and will help you to succeed in your future studies.

The programme at Northumbria University is multidisciplinary and upon successful completion you will be guaranteed a place on one of our undergraduate degrees in an Art, Design or Media subject area. The course lasts for 2 semesters and offers you the opportunity to develop your English language and study skills, combined with the study of subject-specific modules.

What will I study?

This course will introduce you to life studying in the UK and will develop the core academic and English language skills you will need to progress on to an undergraduate degree with Northumbria University.

Four of the modules you will study on this course will be focused on preparing you for undergraduate study in the UK. You will focus on study techniques, reading academic texts, report writing and improving your communication skills, all of which will help you in your undergraduate studies.

You will also undertake 2 modules that are unique to the International Foundation Programme in Art, Design and Media. These will give you a platform from which to go on and study one of our many degrees in these disciplines. The first of these modules will introduce you to art, design and media and focuses on the core skills that are fundamental to all key areas of Art and Design.

In the second semester you will be preparing a portfolio of work, specialising in your target area, be it fashion, fine art, textiles, animation or design, drawing on all the experiences you have gained on the course until that point.

The programme specifically develops your awareness of academic culture in the UK as well as intercultural issues to enable you to integrate well into student life within a UK university. You will be encouraged to participate fully in lectures, seminars and project work as you develop your independence. The intercultural skills that you learn will also be an important employment tool that will be useful for you in the future.

How will I be taught and assessed?

The programme is designed to provide a solid foundation to studying in a British university and you will benefit from staff who are used to supporting international students through this important transition.

Teaching and learning is carried out through seminars, lectures, tutorials and workshops. In addition, you will be expected to spend 15-20 hours a week on independent study through self-directed learning. Teaching and self-directed learning also makes use of the University’s electronic learning portal (Blackboard) where you will have access to a range of learning materials and you will be encouraged to use the technology in preparation for your future studies.

During your studies you will be invited to events within the University and the opportunity to see work by a range of other students at different stages of their studies. You will also be able to visit some of the region’s key galleries to learn from real exhibitions.

Reflection is a large part of your development and you will produce a learning journal to track your progress as you encounter many new ideas, techniques and practices.

At the start of your course, you will be allocated your own Guidance Tutor who will support your academic and general study needs. Each week you will have 1-2 hour tutorials with your Tutor and they will always be the first point of contact should you need them.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English for Academic Communication 1 (Global Studies and Grammar)
  • English for Academic Communication 2 (Reading and Critical Analysis)
  • English for Academic Communication 3 (Essay and Report Writing)
  • English for Academic Communication 4 (Intercultural Communication)
  • Foundation Introduction to Art, Design and Media
  • Foundation Art, Design and Media: Portfolio Learning Contract

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 12 years of schooling, or
  • GCSE/iGCSE – 5 passes at A-C
  • Portfolio
  • English language requirements
  • You must be over 16 years old
  • If you are under 18 at the start of the International Foundation Programme, you will need to include with your application a signed consent form by your parent or legal guardian.

Tuition Fee

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    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 6 months.
  • £19,500 (12 months) £15,500 (9 months) £10,000 (6 months)

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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