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Can anyone give me some recommendations of universities for a graphic design foundation year?
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Can anyone give me some recommendations of universities for a graphic design foundation year?
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You would normally be recommended to take an art and design foundation diploma and then starting a degree in the first year.
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Can anyone give me some recommendations of universities for a graphic design foundation year?
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Hi,

The two options I know:

Art Foundation - At a college
It is free and you can do it at a college and live at home. You learn abit about all types of art.

Foundation Diploma in Art at Design - At Uni
You can do this at a Uni and you do a project on graphic design/interior design/product/fashion/ illustration etc and then you can decide which you want to take forward for degree.

But to me it sounds like you want to do graphics so is there a specific reason youre not going straight to do a degree?

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Hi,

The two options I know:

Art Foundation - At a college
It is free and you can do it at a college and live at home. You learn abit about all types of art.

Foundation Diploma in Art at Design - At Uni
You can do this at a Uni and you do a project on graphic design/interior design/product/fashion/ illustration etc and then you can decide which you want to take forward for degree.

But to me it sounds like you want to do graphics so is there a specific reason youre not going straight to do a degree?
And art foundation at a local FE college and a foundation diploma in art and design taken at a university are exactly the same course.
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And art foundation at a local FE college and a foundation diploma in art and design taken at a university are exactly the same course.
Not neccesarily. From my experience they are as I descibed so they are about a different in Subject matter. For example my friend was offerered a place on 2nd year Inerior Design at Sheffield Hallam after completeing the Sheffield Hallam Foundation degree. As her work was very goof for the Interior design project they did, as an Art foundation at a college you as far as I am aware dont do projects on product design and interior desig. Doing the Foundation degree gave her the advantage of getting to know the University tutors and a better chace of getting into Hallam specifically after her course.

And what the Art foundations at Colleges I personally looked into was more based around fine art/sculpure/ different media/ photography so you would know your art specialism when going to uni. And some more prestigious Unis require an Art foundation before entering onto a Fine art degree. But you dont neccesarily need a Art foundation or Foundation diploma on Art and Design to get into Interior Design and graphics etc.

It makes Quite a diffrence if you do that course at a college or the other one at a uni. And their are different benefits and reasons for doing both. So one makes more sense depending on your situation.

Hope that makes more sense!

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Not neccesarily. From my experience they are as I descibed so they are about a different in Subject matter. For example my friend was offerered a place on 2nd year Inerior Design at Sheffield Hallam after completeing the Sheffield Hallam Foundation degree. As her work was very goof for the Interior design project they did, as an Art foundation at a college you as far as I am aware dont do projects on product design and interior desig. Doing the Foundation degree gave her the advantage of getting to know the University tutors and a better chace of getting into Hallam specifically after her course.

And what the Art foundations at Colleges I personally looked into was more based around fine art/sculpure/ different media/ photography so you would know your art specialism when going to uni. And some more prestigious Unis require an Art foundation before entering onto a Fine art degree. But you dont neccesarily need a Art foundation or Foundation diploma on Art and Design to get into Interior Design and graphics etc.

It makes Quite a diffrence if you do that course at a college or the other one at a uni. And their are different benefits and reasons for doing both. So one makes more sense depending on your situation.

Hope that makes more sense!

Chandni
A foundation DEGREE is not a foundation Diploma

An art and design foundation DIPLOMA is a 1 year FE level course (at level 3 or 4). They're offered by both universities and FE colleges with an awarding body of ABC, WJEC, Pearson or UAL. See https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5017684 for more information.
A foundation DEGREE is a 2 year HE course that leads to a level 5 qualification. They're awarded by the university offering the course or if offered in an FE college they're awarded by the college's validating university. They can usually be "topped up" to a full BA/BSc degree with a 1 year top up course.
A foundation YEAR is an extra year added on to an HE degree. It leads eventually to a level 6 (BA) award. They're awarded by the university offering the course or if offered in an FE college they're awarded by the college's validating university.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualif...ifications.jpg
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You don’t really need a foundation year, just go straight to uni- it’s just more money you don’t need to spend. I did one and then I’m going to the Northern a school of Art to do graphics and they teach everything depending on ur level of software so it made no difference going. Wish I’d just gone straight there.
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You don’t really need a foundation year, just go straight to uni- it’s just more money you don’t need to spend. I did one and then I’m going to the Northern a school of Art to do graphics and they teach everything depending on ur level of software so it made no difference going. Wish I’d just gone straight there.
I'll apply for a foundation year as a backup, incase I ****ed up my exams
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