Programme structure and content

At a glance


  • Brighton
  • London
  • Oxford

Start dates

  • January


  • 1 Academic Year (3 terms)


  • Average 21 hours per week (plus homework and private study)

Portfolio requirements

  • A presentation of your work in a pdf or powerpoint format – clearly organised and laid out with self-directed and/or most recent work at the top
  • Work can include good quality photographs of: drawings, paintings, sculptures, short films/animation, photography and or any other 2D and 3D processes
  • Show evidence of research and idea development
  • Organise your portfolio so that progression is evident for each project – from the beginning of the idea to the development of final artwork
  • A maximum of three different projects and/or a maximum of 10 different pages/slides

Other entry requirements

  • Academic: Completed 11-12 years of schooling
  • English: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
  • Minimum age:16.5

Course structure and content

  • Art & Design modules (80%)
  • Communication and Study Skills (20%)

Term 1: Learning skills and context

Unit 1: Art & Design Research Methods
Unit 2: Ideas and Development
Unit 3: Materials and Methods
Unit 4: Evaluation and Reflection

Term 2: Development and Progression

Unit 5: Integrated Art & Design
Unit 6: Preparation for Progression in Art & Design

Term 3: Proposal and Realisation

Unit 7: Project proposal and realisation of final major project.
Culminates in a public exhibition.

View Art & Design Foundation factsheet
Kings definitely helped me build a varied portfolio. I think that being able to show a wide range of skills helped me in my university interview.
Leeds Arts University
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Art & Design Preparation Programme

If you are below IELTS 5.0 and need extra English development it’s no problem.

You can first join our Art & Design Preparation programme.

The programme develops your language skills and core study skills so that you are ready to progress smoothly to the main Foundation.

At a glance

Start dates

  • September
  • January
  • April


  • Brighton
  • London
  • Oxford

Entry level

  • Academic: Completed 11 years of schooling
  • English: minimum of IELTS 4.0 or equivalent


  • Average 21 hours per week (plus homework and private study)

Class size

  • 8 - 12

Two main modules

  • Portfolio development
  • English Language Development

These can be adapted to your specific needs according to your language and/or artistic level.

View Art & Design Preparation factsheet

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