Falmouth University
Drawing with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons)
Falmouth University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Art

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Art at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £15500 £18500
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £25000 £11500 - £19500 £12000 - £23500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Art

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18000 £16221 £19536
25-75 percentile range £15000 - £22000 £11190 - £21313 £13583 - £25698

Course Description

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on an Integrated Foundation Year degree. Taught over four years, these courses include an introductory year to build a solid foundation before you go on to specialise in your chosen subject at degree level.

If you're interested in taking on a new subject, or have been out of education for a while, then our Integrated Foundation Year courses might just be for you.

These four-year courses include an introductory year to help you build the core skills needed for degree-level study.

This is a chance for you to let your imagination run wild and explore your creativity, expand your professional skills and develop enhanced subject knowledge. We'll help you nurture your expertise in problem solving, risk-taking, designing and making as you develop your abilities.

Develop expertise and knowledge of drawing by exploring traditional and contemporary approaches to the discipline. Thinking through drawing, you’ll investigate the material and conceptual possibilities of the field and its applications in cultural and professional contexts to develop a drawing language of your own.

Falmouth is one of only a few UK universities to offer a bespoke drawing degree and is the ideal location to grow your skills and critical and contextual understanding of this exciting field of practice.

You will: Develop technical, design thinking and production skills in your chosen specialism Learn teamwork, leadership and project management skills through a variety of learning environments Develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills through the development of unique and innovative projects Go on to study your chosen course specialism at degree level Work in our purpose-built, dedicated suite of studios with like-minded peers where you can engage in critical discussions and student-led debates Engage with Cornwall's unique landscape and heritage Study a variety of approaches and processes to the discipline, including life drawing, printmaking, etching, digital methods and the moving image Have the opportunity to take part in a range of informative study visits Have opportunities to go on a work placement in your second year and make industry connections while exploring the practical applications of drawing in professional contexts Have the chance to exhibit your work throughout your degree. Previous spaces have included Trelissick House, Wheal Martyn Clay Works, Gallery Tresco, R.K. Burt Paper Gallery and ShelterBox Truro

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Drawing with Integrated Foundation Year, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Drawing with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons) at Falmouth University

35% Artistic, literary and media occupations
20% Elementary occupations
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Sales occupations
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Process, plant and machine operatives

Grading & Study Time

Foundation Year: Assessments are 100% coursework based Assessment will take place at the end of each module, and you'll get feedback and evaluation throughout the year. You'll be assessed through visual, verbal and written assignments, including your portfolio and a reflective journal. Progressing in your specialism Students studying on courses with an Integrated Foundation Year must successfully complete all foundation modules before they can progress to the next stage of their course. Your specialism: Continuous monitoring. Twice-yearly studio practice. Assessments. Written assignments. Self-evaluation. Final-year dissertation, project and exhibition.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Applicant Services team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.

P (Pass) grade must be C or above, not D or E

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.

60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISE A minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English Advanced A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic 55 A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to t

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Drawing with Integrated Foundation Year, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of Falmouth University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Falmouth University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #20 
    • #25 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #151 
    Art & Design
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

See all 8 university rankings of Falmouth University

About Falmouth University

Established in 1902, Falmouth University (FU) is located in the port town of the same name. This university dedicates itself to a variety of subjects related to Design & Art, particularly in the technological sense. Some examples of what to expect here include Games & Computing Courses, Photography, and Film Studies. As Falmouth is located in the famous surfer hotspot of Cornwall, watersport fanatics will quickly find themselves at home. If surfing isn’t for you, you can still enjoy the pristine beaches and the social scene in the surrounding area.

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Where is this programme taught

Falmouth Campus
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