The Foundation Year programme offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance, no matter what their educational background. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for BA Fine Art Painting and Drawing, The University of Northampton can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year BA (Hons) programme which includes a Foundation Year that will help you develop the technical, creative and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award. The Foundation Year provides a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst introducing you to key ideas and skills used by artists. We are also committed to engaging you with specialist painting and drawing modules from the outset, whilst extending support into your second year of study (Stage One). The fee for the Foundation Year is £6000; thereafter standard fees apply.