Do I really need an art foundation

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I really want to apply to uni to study fine art design - I'm looking at the following universities
• Lancaster
• Exeter
• A few others
I love art and tbh I dont want to do a foundation course the island I live on is incredibly boring and I just want to get away I wouldnt find a foundation course useful - but i don't have the money to study a foundation course in England - so what I'm asking is - is it possible to get into a university like Lancaster to study fine art and design without a foundation course
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(Original post by tinkereleanor)
I really want to apply to uni to study fine art design - I'm looking at the following universities
• Lancaster
• Exeter
• A few others
I love art and tbh I dont want to do a foundation course the island I live on is incredibly boring and I just want to get away I wouldnt find a foundation course useful - but i don't have the money to study a foundation course in England - so what I'm asking is - is it possible to get into a university like Lancaster to study fine art and design without a foundation course
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Follow the entry requirements to a T! Then, apply.
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(Original post by tinkereleanor)
I really want to apply to uni to study fine art design - I'm looking at the following universities
• Lancaster
• Exeter
• A few others
I love art and tbh I dont want to do a foundation course the island I live on is incredibly boring and I just want to get away I wouldnt find a foundation course useful - but i don't have the money to study a foundation course in England - so what I'm asking is - is it possible to get into a university like Lancaster to study fine art and design without a foundation course
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It’s possible to get in with just A levels but your portfolio will be competing against applicants who have A levels and a foundation diploma.

If you don’t have the option to fall back on a foundation then apply to a range of universities and not just the most competitive, spend this summer getting ahead on experimenting and building your portfolio and sketchbooks and speak to your college about timing your application so that it’s submitted after Christmas to make sure you don’t get an early interview/portfolio review.
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Exeter doesn’t offer fine art.
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Thanks - stupid me totally meant to put down another uni but for some reason I had exeter in my head 🤦*♀️
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(Original post by tinkereleanor)
I really want to apply to uni to study fine art design - I'm looking at the following universities
• Lancaster
• Exeter
• A few others
I love art and tbh I dont want to do a foundation course the island I live on is incredibly boring and I just want to get away I wouldnt find a foundation course useful - but i don't have the money to study a foundation course in England - so what I'm asking is - is it possible to get into a university like Lancaster to study fine art and design without a foundation course
Thanks
Hi there!

A foundation course is not essential if you have studied a creative A-Level/Level-3 and you have a strong portfolio of work. I was accepted onto Animation Ba (Hons) at Plymouth College of Art without having studied a Foundation Diploma, as I had an A-Level in Fine Art and a strong portfolio. In fact, on my course there is a much high proportion of people who don't have the foundation compared to those who do. Have you considered studying at Plymouth College of Art? We're are arts-specialist college in the South West and all of our degrees are creative, so it's a fantastic environment and atmosphere to work in! We offer Fine Art Ba (Hons) as well as other similar courses that might peak your interest! The course requirements for all of our courses are: a GCSE profile of at least five GCSEs, grades 9 - 4 (A* - C), including English Language. Applicants also need a portfolio and 112 - 120 UCAS points, earned through: an Art & Design Foundation Diploma, A-levels, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM grade, Access to HE Art & Design, Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, the International Baccalaureate, or other international qualifications. As you can see, there are a few ways into the Fine Art course without needing the Foundation Diploma.

I hope this helps!
Lauren
Student Ambassador and Second Year Animation Student
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