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Painting (including foundation year) (Hons)

London Metropolitan University

48 months
14500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our Painting (including foundation year) (Hons) course at London Metropolitan University will allow you to explore your potential in different creative practices and establish an individual direction. During the foundation year we’ll guide you to build a portfolio of work that will enable you to progress to the subsequent years of your degree.


Key facts

The foundation year on this Painting (including foundation year) (Hons) course at London Metropolitan University  will allow you to explore the characteristics of different art disciplines and produce a substantial portfolio of high-quality work, to help you to progress to the subsequent three years of the programme. As such, the foundation year is also preparatory, as it will allow you to build a portfolio of skills and techniques that will be necessary to study at undergraduate level.

You’ll share the foundation year with others studying a degree with a foundation year in our School of Art, Architecture and Design. This will be the perfect opportunity to meet a diverse range of students interested in different art disciplines. 

Alongside these students you’ll learn about a range of techniques and formats used across the art and design field. Creative projects in studios will be balanced with lectures and seminars in critical and contextual studies, which will frame creative practices in historical, cultural and conceptual discourse.

Where this course can take you

On graduation you’ll have the knowledge and skills to pursue roles as an artist, curator or consultant in a range of organisations, including cultural institutions, galleries and art consultancy firms.

This bachelor’s degree will also allow you to complete further research or study at postgraduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Architecture)
  • Project Work
  • Techniques: Fine Art 
  • Visual Intelligence
  • Formats

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. If you live outside of the UK, you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.


  • UK:£2,310 per 30 credits
  • Int:£3,175 per 30 credits
  • UK: £2,310 per 30 credits
  • Int: £3,625 per 30 credits

Living costs for City of London

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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