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UAL Foundation Diploma 2024/25 Questions!

Hi! I got an email offering me a place for the foundation yesterday.
Just wondering what people's experiences doing a foundation year, specifically at UAL, have been like.
I am also confused about how many spaces there are at Lime Grove. Does anyone know? Apparently it's about 1,000
I have also received an offer from the City&Guilds Foundation, and am very conflicted about where I want to go. Anyone in the same boat??
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Original post by Anonymous
Hi! I got an email offering me a place for the foundation yesterday.
Just wondering what people's experiences doing a foundation year, specifically at UAL, have been like.
I am also confused about how many spaces there are at Lime Grove. Does anyone know? Apparently it's about 1,000
I have also received an offer from the City&Guilds Foundation, and am very conflicted about where I want to go. Anyone in the same boat??

Congrats!!

People have said positive things about the UAL foundation year in the past, but have had issues due to it being more of a sink or swim environment as students didn't receive a whole lot of individual support (especially at CSM). There are concerns about the course size basically doubling and it being the first cohort, but UAL as an institution is still pretty good regardless.

City and Guilds is also a really good school for art and haven't had as much disruption (+ more individual support, guidance + focused resources). I don't think they offer free spaces for those under 19, so I'm assuming you're willing to pay the fee? This is my opinion (please take with a grain of salt), but I think that City and Guilds might be better if you're not worried about fees or want to max out your chances to get onto an undergraduate course at UAL (but it's a good school that will probs enable you to make a very competitive BA application anyway, so maybe not as much of an issue?)

Ultimately it's your choice - I wish you the best of the luck and I'm sure you'll thrive wherever you go!
Original post by Anonymous
Hi! I got an email offering me a place for the foundation yesterday.
Just wondering what people's experiences doing a foundation year, specifically at UAL, have been like.
I am also confused about how many spaces there are at Lime Grove. Does anyone know? Apparently it's about 1,000
I have also received an offer from the City&Guilds Foundation, and am very conflicted about where I want to go. Anyone in the same boat??
Also, there are going to be approximately 1200 students, half international + home each for the entire foundation course at Lime Grove for 2024/ 2025
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Original post by Anonymous
Congrats!!
People have said positive things about the UAL foundation year in the past, but have had issues due to it being more of a sink or swim environment as students didn't receive a whole lot of individual support (especially at CSM). There are concerns about the course size basically doubling and it being the first cohort, but UAL as an institution is still pretty good regardless.
City and Guilds is also a really good school for art and haven't had as much disruption (+ more individual support, guidance + focused resources). I don't think they offer free spaces for those under 19, so I'm assuming you're willing to pay the fee? This is my opinion (please take with a grain of salt), but I think that City and Guilds might be better if you're not worried about fees or want to max out your chances to get onto an undergraduate course at UAL (but it's a good school that will probs enable you to make a very competitive BA application anyway, so maybe not as much of an issue?)
Ultimately it's your choice - I wish you the best of the luck and I'm sure you'll thrive wherever you go!

Thank you!!! This is very helpful, and puts everything into perspective.
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Original post by Anonymous
Hi! I got an email offering me a place for the foundation yesterday.
Just wondering what people's experiences doing a foundation year, specifically at UAL, have been like.
I am also confused about how many spaces there are at Lime Grove. Does anyone know? Apparently it's about 1,000
I have also received an offer from the City&Guilds Foundation, and am very conflicted about where I want to go. Anyone in the same boat??

Hello! I applied for ual's foundation but sadly didn't get through ☹️ and am currently waiting to hear back from city and guilds for their foundation, which one did you end up choosing if don't mind me asking!! 🙂

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