The University Foundation Programme

Architecture, Art & Design


Taught by practising artists and designers, this course provides students with a strong grounding in the creative industries. Small, studio-based classes ensure that class members receive individual attention. UFP graduates leave with practical and theoretical skills, so they can create and articulate ideas with clarity and confidence.

Teachers make use of a variety of teaching methods, from lectures and seminars to group tutorials and individual work. Students are encouraged to make the most of the artistic attractions around them. Inspiration can be sought in museums, galleries, cultural sites or even parks. On average around 50% of our students progress to the University of the Arts London.

*Please Note - The Architecture, Art & Design foundation course runs ONLY at David Game College London.

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Course Structure

In the first term, students enjoy a wide range of modules to develop the basic skills of art and design. With the guidance of their tutors, each student chooses four minor modules.

The second term allows students to refine their skills. Students pick one major and one minor module, which form the basis of their portfolio.

The third and final term lets students focus on a final project of their choice. This is based on personal interests, skills and their direction for further studies.

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Term 1

Pick four minor modules:

Fine Art

Graphic Design


Spatial Design


Term 2

Pick one major and minor module

Fine Art

Graphic Design


Spatial Design


Term 3

Final Project

Students receive one-to-one support from tutors in their specialist subject area.

Possible Undergraduate Degrees

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Textile Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Illustration
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Photojournalism
  • Fashion Photography
  • Garden Design
  • Games Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Animation
  • Set Design
  • Special Effects
  • Multimedia Design

The tutors at UFP provide you with the skills, techniques and support you need to create a comprehensive portfolio. The mock interviews also prepare you for your university application. It has been a great choice.

Sevdenur from Turkey, went on to study Interior Design, University of the Arts, London: Chelsea College of Art & Design

"I chose this subject because I wanted to strengthen my portfolio for university. I learned so much from my tutors. What I like is that they focus on each person’s ability and potential, helping us to develop our understanding. I couldn't have received any better support."

Karim, from Egypt, went on to study Architecture, Architectural Association School of Architecture

"I came here to live and study with people from different cultures, as well as to understand the future of modern art. Making my portfolio was a great experience. I realised that for artists it is very important not just to talk about your work but to know how to present it to other people. Without my tutors this would not have been possible."

Stepan, from Russia, went on to study Fine Art, University of Arts, London: Chelsea College of Art & Design

"I selected the UFP at David Game College because I have friends who did the course before me. Their comments and advice were all positive. I would recommend the UFP to my friends because of the high teaching standard. It also helped me to be more confident with my English."

Hanaa, from Italy, went on to study Architecture, University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

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