Fine Art Studios, UCA Canterbury

Integrated Foundation courses at UCA

Integrated Foundation
at UCA

If you want to study a creative subject at degree level but you want to develop your skills first, then choosing an Integrated Foundation pathway is an ideal start.

By choosing this route you’ll undertake a year of study – starting in September or February – and gain vital insight into Higher Education.

Depending on your chosen undergraduate degree pathway, you’ll gain a range of skills in art and design practices or creative industries management.

Across the year, you will be introduced to creative teaching and learning methods including project briefings, lectures, workshops, group critiques, essay writing and tutorials as a few examples. You’ll also undertake visits appropriate to your studies, such as museums or film production studios.

Armed with the skills and knowledge you need for advanced study, you’ll be able to start your undergraduate degree with confidence.

Course information

Term 1

  • Exploring your Creative or Creative Business Practice
  • Informing your Creative or Creative Business Practice

Term 2

  • Application of Creative or Creative business Practices in Writing
  • Application of Creative or Creative business Practices in Practice
  • Personal and Professional Development

The standard entry requirements for this courses is one of the following:

  • 64 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma / BTEC National Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject
  • 24 points from the International Baccalaureate, see more information about IB entry requirements.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply. 

Portfolio requirements
The Intregrated Foundation courses don't require an portfolio or audition. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Applicant Day where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

To apply for the Integrated Foundation option you need to select your undergraduate degree course and apply using via UCAS.

View our undergraduate courses