Courses including a foundation year at the School of Art, Architecture and Design attract a wide variety of students who produce a broad range of work and who go on to many different destinations.

There is currently one general course including a foundation year :

Many of our degrees are available as pathways that include a foundation year:

Whether you choose a broad title or a more specific pathway, over the course of the foundation year you'll engage with different modes of creative practice – both intensively within your own subject area, and in the context of the other subject areas.

The foundation year is about engagement, production and gaining enough direct experience to confirm your initial choice of subject area. You'll be excited, guided and tested by confronting what it actually means to be an artist, architect, fashion designer, furniture maker, jeweller, filmmaker, textile designer, interior designer, product designer, animator or graphic designer; to be a thinker and a producer.

The cross-discipline element of some projects allows you to reflect on your own practice and production in the context of others’ relationship with your area of creative practice. This comparative and contextual experience is an explicit framing that the School offers all of our students. The majority of students at foundation level continue to degree level at the School (the foundation level offers a direct route onto the degree courses).

Almost all creative practice has an element of presenting work to a variety of audiences. Throughout the year, you'll develop different aspects of your work by presenting to fellow students, tutors, industry professionals, experienced critics and finally to the public at the end-of-year show.

'Shoes' by Wilma Kairyte

"I chose London Met because it was one of the few universities with a good diagnostic foundation year. The course is demanding but well worth the effort." National Student Survey

Degrees including foundation year courses


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