Art Foundation Course London & Creative Business Course

Awarded in association with the University of Creative Arts, this foundation course is designed to prepare students for undergraduate study. The course is part of our 4-year degree pathways to enable students who have been out of study to gain the necessary skills to succeed at degree level.

Course details

The Foundation year is divided into two pathways for creative business and design, and your pathway will depend on your chosen degree programme. Taught by a team of expert practitioners, this foundation year will cover the key areas including creative business, hospitality, marketing, fashion, art and design.
  • Mode of study: 2 day campus weekday
  • Intake: October, March, June
  • Course length: 1 year
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London, UK | LCCA

Course overview

The first stage covers the key areas of related to your degree programme and will focus on either creative design or business. You’ll learn the theoretical knowledge and debates surrounding these disciplines and the historical and international contexts which underpin them. You will also will also being to build the foundations for studying at degree level.


Entry requirements

  • 64 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate subject
  • 24 points from the International Baccalaureate, see more information about IB entry requirements

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2)

Pathway to

Whether you’re completing your first degree or undertak­ing further study to progress your career or change your career direction, LCCA’s strong industry links and wide networks will help you develop your skills, gain valuable experience and make contacts to boost your career opportunities.


Students undertake a self-directed, specialist project which will synthesise and conclude their newly learned knowledge. The Final Major Project consists of three units which include advanced language and study skills needed for progression onto an LCCA design or creative business undergraduate degree.

  • Introduction to Creative Business (pathway dependent)
  • Introduction to Design (pathway dependent)
  • English for Academic Purposes, Research & Study Skills
  • Visual Culture
  • Final Major Project