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Fast track your art degree

All students — UK nationals and international — need to complete an Art Foundation before starting their art-related degree.

The Kings Art & Design Foundation is equally appropriate for both UK and international students. It combines a flexible art curriculum with core skills development and language support for those who need it.

All in a single year.

The Art & Design Foundation course is available at our colleges in Brighton, London and Oxford.

This course is for:
  • Students who want to prepare for a top UK degree related to art and design
  • Students who can demonstrate artistic ability and the commitment to develop their chosen discipline

Acceptance by the UK’s best art institutions, including:

  • Fine Art at Goldsmiths University (#17)
  • Games Design at Brunel University (#19)
  • Product Design at Central Saint Martins (UAL) (#53)
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UWE pathway

This dedicated pathway gives you a conditional offer from UWE Bristol before you leave your own country.

Our UWE Pathway

Kingston pathway

Our Kingston pathway gives you a conditional offer from the university before you leave home.

Our Kingston Pathway
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Specialist teachers

Kings art teachers are highly experienced, passionate about their subject, specialists their field.

Many follow creative professions outside their role at Kings.

Most importantly they understand your needs and how to get the very best from your talents. Whether you are a UK or an international student.

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Tailored support

We have a very high teacher to student ratio.

It means we can tailor a development plan to your needs and carefully monitor your progress.

Our staff has a wealth and variety of expertise. It’s your guarantee of the specialist support you need to reach your goals.

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Finding inspiration

At Kings, your art studio is the whole world.

We want you to be stimulated, curious and engaged in art, not just in the studio but everywhere you look.

So you’ll have regular art excursions and the chance to explore some of the UK’s greatest art venues, both locally and nationally.

Interested in studying A-levels before your art degree?

If you have have finished high school and want to prepare for university entry in 1 – 2 years, our A-level programme may be the perfect option for you.

You can choose to take Art and Design alongside 2 or 3 other A-level subjects.

A-levels are a 'gold standard' qualification that are recognised by top universities around the world.

Read more about A-level courses

Need extra language support?

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.

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

Read more about Art & Design Preparation

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The Kings Admissions Team