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What qualifications do I need to apply for the Foundation?
We don’t ask for any particular qualifications. The course is carefully structured in such a way that even students who have pursued no formal art studies can both take part in and benefit from it. The application and interview process will help determine whether the course is right for you.
Is the Foundation course only for students immediately planning to go on to Higher Education?
No. Although certain aspects of the course are aimed at preparing students for further study, the course would benefit anyone who wants to explore a wide range of fine art disciplines and learn about life as an artist.
Can I specialise in just sculpture or painting?
The course is designed to cover a whole range of fine art disciplines, but you will have the possibility to steer your studies and projects in a particular direction and towards specific media, especially towards the end of the course when you may be developing specialisms.
How old must I be to apply for the Foundation course?
The only stipulation is that you must be 18 by the time you start on the course – we are happy to speak to and meet you if you are younger but are looking to talk about your future fine art studies.
Are scholarships, bursaries or student loans available for the Foundation course?
We have a small number of bursaries available for the Fine Art Foundation, which we can discuss with you at interview. Alternatively visit the Bursaries section of our website or contact us for more information. As our foundation course is internally accredited and awarded, it is not subject to funding from the EFA or SFA and therefore a full cost course. Neither is it eligible for student support under the Student Loans Company scheme. However, the Art Academy can offer advice on possible sources of funding. Please contact us to discuss.
Do you take mature students for the Foundation course?
Yes, applications from mature students are welcomed.
What is the structure for paying fees for the Foundation course?
Fees can be paid yearly or termly – full details can be found on the ‘Fees & Funding’ page of the website – but your first term of year must have been paid for by the time you start the course. A deposit is required for all students enrolling on the course.
Is the Foundation course accredited?
The course is focused on delivering a thoroughly useful programme suited to its students needs. Upon successful completion you will receive an in-house diploma (instead of a conventional accreditation), which attests your individual achievements. The Art Academy’s Foundation course is a well-recognised programme and our students are regularly accepted onto further study courses at top universities.