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    I'm thinking of applying for an art foundation course after I've done my A levels, but I don't know much about it and what the advantages, and disadvantages are to it. Anyone know any answers?
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    (Original post by maddyg)
    I'm thinking of applying for an art foundation course after I've done my A levels, but I don't know much about it and what the advantages, and disadvantages are to it. Anyone know any answers?
    It's free if you are under 19.
    It carries a large number of Ucas points.
    Most of the better art schools will expect one.
    You will have access to a wider range of materials and equipment than at school.
    You will produce a much better portfolio than you could do straight from school.
    You will find out which kind of degree course you prefer.
    You will be competing on a level playing field with the majority of other applicants, who will have done one.
    You will have a wonderful time.
    You won't get a student loan for it so you may have to go to your local college and live at home for another year. This won't matter because universities know how it is and it's all about the portfolio, not where you did it.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    It's free if you are under 19.
    It carries a large number of Ucas points.
    Most of the better art schools will expect one.
    You will have access to a wider range of materials and equipment than at school.
    You will produce a much better portfolio than you could do straight from school.
    You will find out which kind of degree course you prefer.
    You will be competing on a level playing field with the majority of other applicants, who will have done one.
    You will have a wonderful time.
    You won't get a student loan for it so you may have to go to your local college and live at home for another year. This won't matter because universities know how it is and it's all about the portfolio, not where you did it.
    Thanks! So when you join a uni after the foundation year are you joining with people your age? And in a foundation course do you stay in halls?
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    (Original post by maddyg)
    Thanks! So when you join a uni after the foundation year are you joining with people your age? And in a foundation course do you stay in halls?
    University students come in all ages. You are probably eligible for halls at some universities, but you'd have to check with them individually. Remember, you get no student finance at all for a foundation. You will have to support yourself entirely.
 
 
 
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