The Foundation Study Framework programme offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for BA Illustration, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year BA Illustration programme which includes the Foundation Study Framework. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the technical grounding and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award. The Foundation Study Framework 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 Illustrators. We are also committed to engaging you with specialist Illustration modules from the outset, whilst extending support into your second year of study (Stage One). **By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:** - All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us. - If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. - Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.