Arts Foundation Year

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Introduction

The Arts Foundation Year at Lincoln provides an alternative integrated entry route onto a wide range of degree-level programmes in the College of Arts, including Animation and Visual Effects, Architecture, Graphic Design, Creative Advertising, Illustration, Interactive Design, Interior Architecture and Design, Design for Exhibition and Museums, Fashion, Fine Art, Photography, and Product Design.

Students on the Arts Foundation Year study common modules that allow students the opportunity to experiment, explore, and develop the core skills and knowledge required to pursue a degree within the creative arts and become increasingly more specialised as the course progresses. 

The modules have been developed with degree programme staff to support students wishing to progress onto their chosen specialism. The course has also been designed to support students who know they want to study a creative subject but are unsure of which pathway to take.

The Arts Foundation Year is part of a four year degree programme and is not a stand-alone foundation course.

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Entry Requirements

The Arts Foundation Year is designed to open up a pathway to undergraduate study for those who may not have the standard entry requirements for a degree. This can include students not having the required combination of subject areas or having lower-than-expected grades. It could also be an ideal entry route for students who have taken a break from education or are wishing to enter university with non-traditional qualifications.

Our standard entry requirements for each degree programme can be found on the relevant course pages. Foundation Year requirements for these programmes are shown within the individual subject sections in the table below.

Course Title UCAS Code Validation Status Entry Requirements (A Level) Entry Requirements (GCSE)

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BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects with Arts Foundation Year W271 Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification. 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English. MPP
BA (Hons) Architecture with Arts Foundation Year K103 Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.  3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Mathematics.  MPP
BA (Hons) Creative Advertising with Arts Foundation Year W215  Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.  3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP
BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums with Arts Foundation Year WP23 Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.   3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP
BA (Hons) Fashion with Arts Foundation Year W232 Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.   3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP
BA (Hons) Fine Art with Arts Foundation Year W103 Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.   3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP
BA (Hons) Graphic Design with Arts Foundation Year W292  Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.   3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP
BA (Hons) Illustration with Arts Foundation Year W224 Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.   3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP
BA (Hons) Interactive Design with Arts Foundation Year W218 Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.   3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design with Arts Foundation Year W252 Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.   3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP
BA (Hons) Photography with Arts Foundation Year W602 Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.  3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP
BA (Hons) Product Design with Arts Foundation Year W202  Validated 64 points from 2 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent qualification.   3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English.  MPP

 

 

How You Study

The Arts Foundation Year is taught by highly qualified academics, creative practitioners and professional support staff at the University. Students will be taught through a combination of studio-based projects, workshops, lectures, seminars, group and individual tutorials, and have access to specialist teaching facilities, equipment and purpose-built workshops.

The foundation year also provides an introduction to university student life and the opportunity to engage with an exciting range of extracurricular activities. The University of Lincoln’s campus provides a modern, student-centred environment on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, with the city centre just a short walk away.

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Modules

The Foundation programme is structured around modules that are designed to develop core creative and academic skills needed for successful University study. The practical modules will be taught in the studio though thematic projects that can be interpreted through a range of disciplines. As the programme progresses students will work closely with specialist staff and students from their chosen pathway, and will be expected to become increasingly independent. The final module provides an opportunity for students to complete an extended project, which aims to develop students' personal creative direction.

Arts Foundation Year Programme Specification

Throughout this integrated programme, students will be working with and alongside specialist staff and students and be invited to participate in activities, talks, trips and events run by the degree programmes wherever possible. Further information about the potential costs of these can be found under the fees section below.

How You are Assessed

The way students are assessed may vary between modules. Examples of assessment methods that are used include creative works, written assignments, presentations, sketchbooks, documentation of your working process and development of ideas. Group work is a feature of contemporary creative practice and is assessed through presentations, shared outcomes, and records of individual contribution towards a shared goal. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

 

2018/19 EntryUK/EUInternational
Full-time  £9,250 per level  £15,600 per level
Part-time  £77.09 per credit point †  N/A
Placement (optional)  Exempt  Exempt

 

2019/20 EntryUK/EUInternational
Full-time  £9,250 per level  £15,900 per level
Part-time  £77.00 per credit point †  N/A
Placement (optional)  Exempt  Exempt

†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages.

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

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Further Information

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