Integrated International Foundation
Are you a non-UK student looking to study a creative degree in the UK? If so, choosing an Integrated International Foundation pathway is an ideal start.
By choosing this route you’ll undertake 30 weeks of study – starting in September or February – and gain vital insight into Higher Education in the UK. You will emerge from with the confidence and practical skills to study a creative subject at a more advanced level.
Embedded throughout is Academic English teaching, helping you to reach the language requirements for undergraduate level study. With frequent visits to cities such as London and Oxford, as well as trips to the south coast of England and to Amsterdam, you will discover what makes the UK such a good place to study art and design, and why our country has a world-renowned reputation in the creative industries.
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 will occupy your own studio space, where you will be able to develop your unique style and individualised approach. And you will have access to industry standard facilities across UCA, in Film and Media, Photography, 3D Design and Crafts, Textiles, Journalism, Graphic Design and Fine Art and Creative Business knowledge.
By choosing the Integrated International Foundation you will be offered a four-year student visa. You will be supported by a personal development tutor throughout your study to define your specialist pathway. You can also choose to study pre-sessional English prior to this course, which will improve your IELTS score and prepare you to study a creative subject at UCA.
Minimum entry requirements
Completed 12 years* of schooling (with good grades) and show strong evidence of your ability to successfully complete the programme and progress onto your chosen degree.
*For countries where 11 years of schooling is comparable to this level of entry, this will also be accepted.
English language requirements
You are required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent. If your IELTS scores are lower than this, we offer a complimentary six-week English pre-sessional course as well as various other lengths of English pre-sessional courses.
The Intgrated International Foundation courses don't require a 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 International Foundation course you need to select your undergraduate degree course and apply direct to UCA using the application link on your selected the course pages.
View our undergraduate courses