School of the Arts, English and Drama

Art and Design Foundation Studies

Excellent Progression

93% of our students were accepted by Higher Education institutions for higher degree study in 2016
"I absolutely recommend Loughborough if you are considering studying on a foundation course." Olivia Singh, BTEC Foundation Diploma, 2012-13
"The facilities at Loughborough gave me the chance to explore areas which would not be possible at other smaller universities." Lewis Allum, BTEC Foundation Diploma, 2012-13

Loughborough’s Art and Design Foundation Studies is a fast-paced, fun and creative course that encourages you to develop your artistic ability. You will learn a broad range of skills before tailoring the course to what you enjoy and eventually choosing the specialist undergraduate course best suited to you.

Our internationally renowned staff will help you grow as an artist over the year, teaching you both theoretical and practical learning in 3D Design, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Illustration and Textiles. You will gain a solid grounding in the conceptual, practical, historical and theoretical elements of each of these subjects, and then be given the freedom to tailor the course to focus on your preferred area.

Why Choose Us

  • Academic Excellence 

    1st in the UK for Fashion and Textiles (The Guardian University Guide 2017)

    2nd in the UK for Design & Crafts (The Guardian University Guide 2017)

    2nd in the UK for Art & Design (The Times Good University Guide 2016 and The Complete University Guide 2017)

  • World Renowned 

    Top 40 in the World for Art & Design (QS World Rankings 2015 and 2016)

  • Excellent Progression 

    93% of our students were accepted by Higher Education institutions for higher degree study in 2016

  • Independent recognition 

    Rated outstanding by Ofsted for learning outcomes (2012) 

  • Fantastic Facilities 

    6 Creative Hubs across the School
    Available for all students to use