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International Foundation in Art and Design

INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
International Foundation in Art and Design
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
Total Cost KES 2,630,861
1 Years On Campus Undergraduate Pathway Programme

Leads to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects within the fields of Art, Design and Media at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Key information

  • Students spend the majority of time on campus in the studio at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Met.
  • Access to University's specialist art and design workshops and studios.
  • Participate in interactive seminars given by speakers from the art and design community.
  • Taught by practicing artists and supportive teachers at INTO Manchester.
  • Field trips include Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Whitworth Art Gallery and London's Tate Modern.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

Standard Course Requirement
Age requirement 16
Academic requirements

  • Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. Applicants will need to submit a small portfolio of six pieces of work (plus a personal statement). Three of the pieces of work provided as part of the portfolio must be observational drawing.

English language entry requirements

  • 3 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Additional information

  • Guidance for portfolio submission: applicants for this course will need to submit a portfolio.
  • Portfolio Requirements: at least 6 digital images of previous work, of which 3 should be observational.

Other items that may be submitted include:

  • original photography
  • sketch books
  • original computer-generated imagery
  • photographs of three-dimensional work
  • evidence of sketching which shows the development of own artwork or design
  • annotated work.

Students must also submit a statement of up to 250 words. They should try and include the following subjects:

  • area(s) of Art and Design that interests them
    why they want to join the programme
  • key influences i.e. other artists or designers that inspire them
  • indication of how much Art and Design training they've already completed
  • which degree they would like to progress to.
  • Portfolios should either be attached to the application or, if externally hosted, a web link should be provided to the hosting site.

Extended Course Requirement
Age requirement 16
Academic requirements

  • Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

  • Portfolio Requirements: at least 6 digital images of previous work, of which 3 should be observational.

Other items that may be submitted include:

  • 4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Additional information

  • Guidance for portfolio submission: applicants for this course will need to submit a portfolio.
  • original photography
  • sketch books
  • original computer-generated imagery
  • photographs of three-dimensional work
  • evidence of sketching which shows the development of own artwork or design
  • annotated work.

Students must also submit a statement of up to 250 words. They should try and include the following subjects:

  • area(s) of Art and Design that interests them
  • why they want to join the programme
  • key influences i.e. other artists or designers that inspire them
  • indication of how much Art and Design training they've already completed
  • which degree they would like to progress to.
  • Portfolios should either be attached to the application or, if externally hosted, a web link should be provided to the hosting site.

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