This International Foundation Year - Design Route is a one-year course foundation year (level 0) programme taught at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 3. The International Foundation Year - Design Route provides a firm grounding in the subjects required for the students intended undergraduate degree programmes. Those who successfully complete the International Foundation Year by achieving specific grades are admitted to level 1 of one of a wide range of design-related undergraduate degree programmes offered by the University of Leeds. For a list of these degree programmes please see the International Foundation Year website.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read International Foundation Year - Design Route in the course catalogue
Visual Research and Drawing
Materials, Media and Processes
Academic Study Skills
Throughout your degree you will benefit from the range of opportunities, expanding your intellectual horizons outside or within your subject area.
This course gives you the opportunity to choose from a range of discovery modules. They’re a great way to tailor your study around your interests or career aspirations and help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Find out more about discovery modules on our Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
You will be taught by University of Leeds academics typically within the departments which specialise in the module you are studying. You will study through a variety of formats including classroom and workshop style teaching sessions. This is all alongside a comprehensive Academic Skills module which will enable you to develop appropiate arts-related academic study skills so that you can succeed in your future degree. You will be assigned a tutor who you will meet with regularly. You will have access to the range of extensive libraries and learning resources we have on campus.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.