With 2 different pathways to choose from, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests. You can specialise in one subject area, such as Fashion or Fine Art, or you can take a broader approach and explore lots of different subjects.
Once you've successfully completed your FAD, you'll be guaranteed a place on one of our undergraduate courses.
Study a variety of subjects or specialise in 3D Design and Architecture, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art or Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins.
Pre-degree courses for International students
Our pre-degree courses for International students are designed to help you adjust to living and studying in a new country. As well as workshop and studio-based learning, each course provides English language support and academic writing guidance.
Foundation year is really about finding out what specialty within art and design is for you. You get to work on projects in textiles, painting, sculpture, 3D design, theatre, everything! Then you choose which specialty you want to pursue and spend the rest of the year building a portfolio in that area.
Sister Emerson, USA, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
My Foundation Diploma has influenced me enormously and it has been extremely positive. It’s a great way to grow both your practice and as a person. It’s being quite fundamental to my development as an artist.
Charlie Waterhouse, UK, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design