Are you fascinated by film and television? Do you love learning foreign languages? We'll give you the opportunity to merge these two passions.
This course is designed for talented UK students looking to combine an interest in the media with their aptitude for languages but whose personal circumstances make achieving our usual entry requirements difficult (see Personal Circumstances below for more information). This could be your opportunity to study your subject of choice at a top 20 UK university (Times Higher Education Rankings 2022).
Through a range of engaging modules spanning the arts and humanities, the foundation year gives you an opportunity to develop key skills such as communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and digital capability. Your foundation year tutors will support you in developing the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence for undergraduate study.
During the foundation year you will be a full member of the university, with all the opportunities this offers including the same accommodation options as direct entry students.
Upon progressing from the foundation year to the three-year International Media and Communications Studies BA you'll explore media and communications using a range of approaches including sociology, communication theory, politics, and cultural studies. This wide range of approaches means you'll develop a comprehensive skill set that can be applied to many careers, whether media-related or not.
Language learning is an integral part of the course and you can learn a language from beginner level or build on existing abilities.
Visit our Foundation Arts webpages to discover more about the foundation year.
What do past students say about the Arts Foundation Year?
"I've absolutely loved it, I've really enjoyed the course, it's challenging but not too challenging. It's a really great introductory year with six modules all surrounding different subjects within the Faculty of Arts. It teaches you how to become a student, and is a really good foundation to university life. I’m really glad I decided to take this amazing opportunity." Zoe, a past Arts Foundation Year student