University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Art, Media & Architecture

About this route

The International Foundation Year in Art, Media & Architecture will prepare you for an undergraduate degree in a range of fields such as media, design journalism and fashion design.

You will study core modules, which are general skills subjects, and optional modules such as media campaigns tailored to your chosen area of study, all of which are important for your academic development.

Why study Art, Media & Architecture?

  • Build your portfolio of creative work ready for your undergraduate degree
  • Start preparing for your future work placement with the International Study Centre’s CareerAhead activities
  • Choose from career-focused, professional degrees with a high graduate employment rate
  • Progress to a degree which incorporates cutting edge practices, ensuring you graduate with an up-to-date knowledge on your chosen industry
  • Benefit from top facilities on a modern campus, such as the new £30 million Barbara Hepworth building – the home of all things art, design and architecture at the University.

This programme pathway is available in the following subject pathway:

  • Art, Media & Architecture
Within this pathway, you will choose modules which both interest you and support your chosen progression degree. 

Core modules

You will develop your academic and study skills through a range of core modules, including:

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, enabling you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

In this module you will focus on basic topics and methods in Numerical Techniques, Algebra, Calculus, Statistics and Probability with a view to strengthening your background knowledge and improving your skills in handling and presenting data.

Personal, Learning and Critical Thinking Skills are essential skills for work and learning, and will prepare you to confidently enter university and later working life. The six groups of skills are:

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

This module is assessed by a project that focuses on your chosen degree subject and is an essential component of the International Foundation Year Programme.

Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (minimum of 4.0 in writing), or equivalent*
Age on entry: 17+ (in the September or October of the academic year you begin your course at the International Study Centre)

Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific requirements.

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Course length: 2 semesters 
Entry points: September and January

Term dates:

September 2019:
Semester 1: 23/09/2019 - 31/01/2020
Semester 2: 10/02/2020 - 05/06/2020

January 2020:
Semester 1:  13/01/2020 - 08/05/2020
Semester 2:  11/05/2020 - 07/08/2020

IELTS March June Aug Sept Dec Jan Feb May June Aug Sept
4.0 (4.0 in all skills)   12-week ELP IFY semester 1 IFY semester 2 Holiday Start your undergraduate degree
3.5 (3.5 in all skills)   24-week ELP IFY semester 1 IFY semester 2
4.0 (4.0 in all skills)   12-week ELP

To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.

Progress to Huddersfield

This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Animation BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Architectural Technology BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Architecture/Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1) BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Computer Games Design BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Contemporary Art BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Contemporary Art and Illustration BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Costume with Textiles BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Creative Media and Production BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Fashion and Textile Buying Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Fashion Brand Marketing BA (Hons) 40% 50%