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Year of Entry 2019/20
Foundation Year

Art and Design

Course in clearing
Full-time Art and design

Learn useful techniques, attain expertise and specialise in preparation for an arts and design degree at Sheffield Hallam.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Whether you have your results or not, apply by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? 2Q3A
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Gain the skills and confidence you need tackle our art and design degrees.
  • Familiarise yourself with the staff, facilities and community at the Sheffield Institute of Arts.
  • Study a broad range of subjects which span those provided by the Department of Art and Design.
  • Acquire a well-rounded understanding of the creative industries, and typical roles within them.
  • Specialise and grow creatively, with excellent academic and professional development support.

This course allows you to study an art and design degree, even if you haven't got the right qualifications. You'll develop skills and familiarise yourself with our facilities, preparing for more specialised studies.

How you learn

This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.

In this one-year course, you'll be introduced to art and design disciplines — helping you to decide which area you want to specialise in. A multidisciplinary approach is embedded in the course, providing a broad understanding of creative careers and fields, as well as a chance to explore different processes, techniques and media.

Throughout, you're encouraged to push the boundaries of what you already know through challenging design briefs.

You learn through:

  • individual and group projects
  • skills development and workshop
  • tutorial support
  • critiques
  • lectures and seminars
  • field trips
  • Blackboard (VLE)
  • self-directed study

Applied learning

Field trips

There are field trips that take place throughout the course, providing you with insight into real-world creative roles and environments.

Networking opportunities

The course is based around familiarising yourself not only with the study areas on our art and design degrees, but with the Sheffield Hallam Institute of Arts in general. You'll meet students, staff and visiting lecturers throughout the programme, with ample opportunity for networking.

Future careers

This course allows you to progress onto one of our art and design degree courses.

After completing your degree you may go on to further study or work within a range of creative practices.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

48 UCAS points, including at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Extended Induction Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Extended Projects Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF)

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