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 47% 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.

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.

Term 1

Pick four minor modules:

Term 2

Pick one major and minor module

Term 3

Final Project

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

Possible Undergraduate Degrees

  • Architecture
  • Art and Design History
  • Fashion Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Furniture Design
  • Games Design
  • Garden Design
  • Illustration
  • Interactive Media
  • Interior Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Model Making
  • Multimedia Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Printmaking
  • Product Design
  • Sculpture
  • Set Design
  • Special Effects
  • Textile Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation

“I really enjoy the friendly environment here. The tutors are approachable and helpful whenever we get stuck at a certain point in our projects. We get a lot of support from our tutors, whether it’s on projects or portfolios. This course has definitely prepared me for more intense tasks ahead at university.”

Jennie from the Phillipines (who went on to study Architecture at the University of Sheffield)


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