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.
All Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students who successfully complete the year will be guaranteed a place on an undergraduate course at UAL. This means that as long as you pass, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies at one of the 6 Colleges the following year. The offer(s) that you receive will depend on your portfolio. We cannot guarantee that you will be made an offer for each course you apply to, and, in some instances, you may be made an offer to an alternative course that you did not apply to.
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