Pre-degree and Foundation Studies

Our Pre-degree and Foundation Studies courses give you the opportunity to discover interesting and varied art and design disciplines such as photography, textiles, graphic design, animation and crafts.

By taking a Pre-degree course, you’ll be able to explore the subjects that you have a real passion for, which will then help you choose a degree that builds on your talents and artistic strengths.

After exploring these different artistic mediums, you’ll choose a specialism in an area you feel comfortable with and want to learn more about. Your tutor will be able to make a recommendation at the end of the term and help you secure a place on an undergraduate course through our Diploma 2 Degree Scheme.

Find out more about our Diploma 2 Degree Scheme here

Discover more at our Open Days

Come along to one of our upcoming Open Days, where you can take a tour of our campuses and find out more about the courses we offer.

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Advantages of taking a Pre-degree or Foundation course include:

- Learning in a university environment with full access to industry-standard facilities that aren’t available in schools and sixth-form colleges
- Discovering disciplines you haven’t yet explored, giving you the chance to see what you enjoy and which subjects you may like to study in the future
- Learning from dedicated teaching staff who are professionally trained with strong links to the Creative Industries
- Being able to apply for an undergraduate course through our fast track Diploma 2 Degree Scheme
- Expanding your portfolio of work to show to future employers.

Why UCA?

We’re the highest ranking Arts University in London and the South East, and work with industry leaders to provide you with the latest knowledge and practical tools. You’ll discover new disciplines which will support your personal growth and develop your creative skills. Many of our graduates have worked with top brands such as Burberry and Balenciaga, through to Hollywood’s blockbusters including Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

There are a range of course options you can choose from whether you have completed your A-Levels, GCSEs, a BTEC or other qualifications.

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