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Foundation Diploma in Art & Design: Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2019

Typical offer

One of the following:

  • Advanced GCE (A-level) or an AS GCE (AS-level) in Art and Design or equivalent
  • BTEC National Diploma: Fine Art or a named Design pathway
  • A minimum score of 24 is required for those applicants with International Baccalaureate Diploma or Certificate awards

Plus candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading).

A portfolio is required for entry onto the foundation course. Please check the Applying for this course page to see what we look for in a portfolio.

For help in preparing your portfolio see our short courses:

For those who would like to follow a short summer course as an introduction to fashion design, and in particular, for students who are thinking of making an application to a degree or foundation course see our Fashion Design Summer School.

English language requirements

All international students requiring a visa to come to the UK to study full time on the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design will need to have a UKVI IELTS test as no other tests are currently accepted by the Home Office. On the UKVI IELTS test, students will need to score at least or more than 5.0 overall and none of the components/element should score less than 4.5.

Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Please note that progression from the foundation diploma course to the BA(Hons) undergraduate courses require an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with special conditions in all elements.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

A portfolio is required for entry onto the foundation course. Please check the Applying for this course page to see what we look for in a portfolio.

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Location

This course is taught at Kingston School of Art at Penrhyn Road

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Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9930*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Kingston School of Art at Penrhyn Road

View Kingston School of Art at Penrhyn Road on our Google Maps
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