London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This extended degree includes an intensive foundation year (Year 0), which will allow you to progress on to one of our art or design undergraduate degree courses at The Cass. It is both preparatory and diagnostic, meaning you’ll gain the skills required for your subsequent three years of study as well as giving you the opportunity to explore a number of different directions before choosing your specialism at the end of the year.

London Met was ranked 4th in the UK for fine art and photography by the Guardian university league table.

**More about this course**

You’ll begin by undertaking a broad range of short studio and workshop projects in visual imagery and practical making. These will help you develop skills and techniques that are common across all our extended degree courses and are followed by short projects that focus more specifically on art and design. During these subject'specific projects you’ll have the opportunity to explore observational drawing, creative drawing, conceptual modeling, practical making, performance, colour, materials, process, collage, composition curating, exhibiting and more.

All our extended degree programmes allow you to develop techniques in observational, technical and creative drawing; 2D and 3D composition; framing; sequence/series and narrative, as well as studio and workshop skills. You’ll also attend lectures and seminars, which will frame creative practice within historical, contemporary, conceptual and cultural contexts.

You’ll present work'in'progress and finished projects to peers and tutors on a regular basis, preparing you for the public exhibition at the end of year. This will help you to explore your abilities and guide you towards establishing an individual focus and direction.

By the end of your foundation year you’ll have produced a substantial portfolio of work that will allow you to progress on to one of The Cass’s art or design undergraduate degree courses. You’ll also have developed as a confident, creative and socially'engaged practitioner with the ability to make more informed decisions about your own work within the context of the creative field you go on to study.

Take a look at art and design project work by our students Hannah Townrow, Florence White and Teo Rava.

**What our students say**

"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. There is strong support from the teaching team and excellent technical support. Most of my year progressed into the university’s undergraduate courses."

National Student Survey

"My current project started with an assignment based around the campus. To get started, I toured the building and documented surfaces, textures and things I found visually interesting. The freedom to develop my project how I want has given me a chance to make my work original. It has been challenging, but has given me confidence and independence in my way of working."

Hannah Townrow

"Thanks to my tutors ' and a bit of hard work ' I can now say that the months I have spent at The Cass are the very beginning of my career as a designer. Understanding the process of design and being able to evaluate my work in a critical way helped me explore creative alternatives, and I was able to bring them to life thanks to the technicians and workshops facilities."

Ewelina Bartkowska

Course Modules

The Year 0 course of the extended degree is made up of four modules, covering all areas relevant to the study of the spatial disciplines study at introductory level. Year 0 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies: Foundation (core, 30 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Techniques (core, 30 credits) and

Workbook (core, 30 credits)

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees