International Foundation in Art and Design

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects within the fields of Art, Design and Media at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

__On campus and online study options__
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

If your student starts online, they’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program the following term. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Key information

  • Students spend the majority of time on campus in the studio at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Met.
  • Access to University's specialist art and design workshops and studios.
  • Participate in interactive seminars given by speakers from the art and design community.
  • Taught by practicing artists and supportive teachers at INTO Manchester.
  • Field trips include Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Whitworth Art Gallery and London's Tate Modern.

Fast facts

Class duration

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 20

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Interactive seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Practical exercises.
  • Field trips.

Why Manchester Metropolitan University?

  • Access to a range of university facilities, including studios and workshops within Manchester School of Art.
  • Specialist facilities include metalwork, woodwork and photograpy studios.
  • The University is one of the largest providers of art and design courses in the UK.
  • Fashion Design courses offer work placement options.

Student success

100% Passed
84% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Foundation in Art and Design for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to Manchester Metropolitan University of those who passed

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio of six pieces of work (plus a personal statement). Three of the pieces of work provided as part of the portfolio must be observational drawing.

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio of six pieces of work (plus a personal statement). Three of the pieces of work provided as part of the portfolio must be observational drawing.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 12 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Thu 6 April 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 26 May 2023
Tue 30 May 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023


Modules

A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

English for Academic Study

30 Credits

Studio 1: Exploring Visual Language

30 Credits

Studio 2: Developing Specialist Pathways

30 Credits

Studio 3: Final Major Project

30 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Animation-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below C), interview and portfolio.


Fashion Art Direction-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below D), interview and portfolio


Fashion Design and Technology: Menswear-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below D), interview and portfolio


Fashion Design and Technology: Sportswear-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below D), interview and portfolio


Fashion Design and Technology: Womenswear-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below D), interview and portfolio


Fashion-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%


Filmmaking-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below D), interview and portfolio


Fine Art-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below D), interview and portfolio


Graphic Design-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below D), interview and portfolio


Illustration with Animation-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below D), interview and portfolio


Interior Design-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirements for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below D), interview and portfolio


Photography-BA (Hons)

50%

50%

Requirments for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below C), interview and portfolio


Product Design and Craft-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirments for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below C), interview and portfolio


Product Design-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirments for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below C), interview and portfolio


Textiles in Practice-BA (Hons)

P
A

50%

50%

Requirments for progression from A&D IFY: pass all units and achieve min. average of 50 across studio units and min. 50 in English for Academic Study; requirements for progression from Humanities IFY: 96 IFY points and EAP C (no component below C), interview and portfolio