Art and Design Foundation Studies
Progression to undergraduate study
We are happy to offer automatic* progression to Foundation students who express an interest in the degree programmes listed below and who have a good attendance record (typically 75%), and have successfully passed Part One assessment.
The courses with which there is a progression agreement are:
- BA Graphic Communication and Illustration (Loughborough University Creative Arts)
- BA Fine Art (Loughborough University Creative Arts)
- BA Textiles: Innovation and Design (Loughborough University Creative Arts)
- BA Industrial Design and Technology (Loughborough Design School)
Successful applicants will have their Progression Agreement signed and returned to them by the Admissions Co-ordinator and this is confirmation that an offer will be processed for their chosen course (subject to receipt of a UCAS application by the 15 January deadline). A typical offer is to complete the Foundation course with an overall PASS grade. However, in some cases, additional conditions may be stipulated and some offers may be unconditional. Full conditions will be outlined in the formal offer communication received from UCAS. Final confirmation of a place will only be confirmed once all conditions have been met.
Alternative choice of degree course
If at a later date the applicant wishes to be considered for an alternative degree course within the Creative Arts, they should email the Admissions Co-ordinator. We will seek to meet such requests as far as is reasonably possible but applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Deferred entry to a degree course
If after signing the agreement the applicant wishes to defer entry until 2020 they must email the Admissions Co-ordinator, outlining their reasons for deferment. We will seek to meet such requests as far as is reasonably possible.
Closing date for progression applications
The closing date for students wishing to make an application, via Progression, will be 14 December. Applications received after this date will not be considered via Progression.
Students who have been referred at Part One should note that they may not be in a position to meet the 14 December deadline and therefore cannot be considered via Progression. However, these students are welcome to make an application through UCAS in the normal way and in this instance will be invited to attend an interview and will be considered alongside all other applicants to the Creative Arts.* The Creative Arts is committed to ensuring progression of Foundation students to our undergraduate programmes. However, in the unlikely event that the number of Foundation students seeking to progress onto an undergraduate programme exceeds the places available, all Progression applicants to that programme will be interviewed. Students will be notified of the outcome of their interview within three working days. Please note that in this instance, not all applicants will be successful and a maximum of 75% of available places will be filled by Creative Arts progression applicants.