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    Hey, I want to apply to a foundation art course as I'm not sure what to do at uni...
    However, I'm not sure how the application process works...do I still have to apply through UCAS???

    I'm thinking of applying to Central Saint Martins and possibly Leamington so far. Do you know of any good foundation art courses?
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    (Original post by amxryliss)
    Hey, I want to apply to a foundation art course as I'm not sure what to do at uni...
    However, I'm not sure how the application process works...do I still have to apply through UCAS???

    I'm thinking of applying to Central Saint Martins and possibly Leamington so far. Do you know of any good foundation art courses?
    Art foundation courses (usually diplomas or FAD) are considered to be FE/sixth form level qualifications - so although a lot of universities offer them you apply directly to the university and not via UCAS.

    UCA offer a number of FADs - http://uca.ac.uk/study/courses/?subj...vel=Pre-degree
    AUB do too - http://aub.ac.uk/courses/preparation-for-he/

    A lot of sixth form colleges do too.

    Remember though that because it isn't a university course you can't get a loan to cover your living costs for the year (you don't pay tuition fees either but that doesn't help much when you're trying to find bus fare!) - some universities and colleges will have bursaries or funding available for students on foundation and you can often apply for grants from various charities as well - you can also sometimes be eligible for income support too (but that can be a bit of a pain to get sorted out). If you want to live away from home to take a FAD then it's worth getting saving ASAP to help cover your costs.

    They are excellent courses though - and perfectly suited to someone in your situation who isn't sure what to apply for. If money might be an issue then make sure to look into whether they're on offer from any of your local sixth forms or colleges too.
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    Edit: just noticed you're in Birmingham so it might be worth looking into http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/study/fur...ation-courses/ or http://middlesbrough.ccad.ac.uk/foundation/ or http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/foundation/ if you're interested in looking northwards

    http://www.bournville.ac.uk/courses/...in-art-design/ and http://www.bmet.ac.uk/courses/76000122775924 are probably your local colleges
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    Thanks so much!! This was very useful advice
 
 
 
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