What will I learn?

Overview

The International Foundation Programme at Solent University has been designed for students who have already completed their High School educaton overseas meet the demands of undergraduate study in the UK. As such, substantial support is given for language development as well as building your confidence and independence to learn effectively within this academic culture.

The Creative Industies Pathway introduces you to the key principles and skills in media, art and design. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge in an area of which you have a particular interest within the Creative Industries. The aim is to develop your creative capacity and to develop your confidence and skills so that you are able to communicate your ideas effectively. The course involves a Creative Project unit which allows you to build upon your ideas, well-preparing you to progress on to a creative industries or media-related programme at undergraduate level

WHAT WILL I STUDY

The Creative Industries Pathway will introduce you to the underpinning principles and skills in media, art and design. You will have the opportunity to develop the appropriate knowledge and creative capacity so that you are confident in communicating your ideas.

You will also take part in the Creative Project unit which will teach you to develop your ideas through initial research stage through to the final piece of completed work, preparing you for studying a creative industries or media-related topic at undergraduate level.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE LEAD TO

Subject to meeting the above, you will be able to progress on to the following programmes from the International Foundation Programme – Creative Industries Pathway:

  • BA (Hons) Animation
  • BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology
  • BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Visualisation
  • BA (Hons) Beauty Promotion
  • BA (Hons) Computer Games (Art)
  • BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery
  • BA (Hons) Construction Management
  • BA (Hons) Digital Animation
  • BA (Hons) Fashion
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Graphics
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

If you are studying the 2 Term programme, you will study Terms One and Two. If you are studying the 3 Term programme, you will study all Terms detailed below.

TERM ZERO

All units are 0 credits.

  • Understanding Texts – academic reading and vocabulary development
  • Academic Communication – listening and speaking in an academic context
  • Academic Communication – writing in an academic context
  • Language in Context

TERMS ONE & TWO

All units are 20 credits, unless otherwise stated.

  • Developing and Using Language in an Academic Context (40 credits)
  • Maximising Academic Potential
  • Mastering Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Foundations for the Creative Industries
  • Creative Project

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
3 term programme: £12,000

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected October 2020

Venue

Solent University

East Park Terrace,

Southampton,

SO14 0YN, England

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
2 term programme: £9,500

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected October 2020

Venue

Solent University

East Park Terrace,

Southampton,

SO14 0YN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Good High School Grades, or equivalent. IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 12 or 13 years of schooling dependent on the education system in your country. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 2 term programme: IELTS minimum 5.0 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in each individual component from a UKVI Approved Centre 3 term programme: IELTS minimum 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in each individual component from a UKVI Approved Centre
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About this uni

Solent University Pathway strives to transform students into confident, skilled and knowledgeable individuals.

  • Pathways to undergraduate degree courses
  • Based at Solent University in Southampton
  • STEM, creative and business programmes
  • 2 and 3 term options available