Duration: 1 Year Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 1 A level or equivalent UCAS points up to 112 (depending on grade outcome)
The well-established Foundation course is designed for post A-Level (or equivalent) 18-year-old students, to provide a unique transitionary year between 6th form/college and creative degrees at university.
It’s an intensive experience which enables you to develop your own individual creative identity, discover which art and design discipline best suits you and equips you with the skills and confidence to apply and thrive at university on any of the many creative degrees available nationally and internationally.
The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.
FIONA CAMERON What do you enjoy most about your course? It’s the freedom to be able to do what you want to do and there’s so much support available. What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? It’s a really friendly atmosphere and a nice community. The teachers are always more than happy to help and support, too. What are your next steps? I have a place at Oxford to study Fine Art. I always knew I wanted to further my study in fine art but didn’t know where I wanted to go and then I finally plucked up the courage to apply to Oxford. The interview was really intense - I’m so happy to have been given a place. What's surprised you about your time here? I kind of knew the gist of the course as my brother studied it before me and he absolutely loved it. When I saw his progress it made me want to study here too. It's changed my style a lot and has given me so much more confidence, allowing me to experiment with lots of different disciplines. We can go into graphics and fashion textiles which really helps to develops areas in fine art too or whatever your chosen pathway is.