Study Art and Design Foundation at Bellerbys

Prepare for a range of careers in the arts

Bellerbys College is a leading international college, helping students from all over the world prepare for university study in the UK. In our two locations across Brighton and London, we provide first-class teaching, expert guidance and the highest levels of pastoral support.

Our Art and Design Foundation is an intensive one-year programme designed to provide international students with the academic, language and study skills needed for university. You will learn from staff who are passionate artists as well as expert teachers, who bring real industry experience to the classroom. You will be learning from professional photographers, artists and designers to help you gain real-world experience.

We offer a range of structured academic enrichment activities, tailored to your personal interests and what you plan to study at university. As well as continuing to develop your subject knowledge outside of your lessons, this will help your university application to stand out. When you are accepted onto your Foundation, you will also receive letters of conditional progression to study at Coventry University; Kingston University, London; Leeds Arts University; University of Westminster and Lancaster University.*

Why study Foundation at Bellerbys?

Choose from 100 universities

Top results and progression

Links with leading UK universities

Chiung-Yun from Taiwan

An international student

“Since I am really crazy about art, especially painting and model making, Bellerbys gave me the chance to enjoy myself. During this foundation year, I learnt lots of skills. With my teachers’ patient help, I can finally get a place at my ideal university.”

Chiung-Yun from Taiwan – Studied Art and Design Foundation, now studying 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media at the University of Hertfordshire

What can you study at university?

Our students have gone on to study at some of the best universities in the UK, studying a wide range of degrees including:


Fashion Design

Fine Art


Study at Bellerbys

Art and Design at Bellerbys


Our Art and Design Foundation prepares you for university degrees in a variety of arts-related subjects. You will study modules in design, photography, digital art and more, as well as lessons to develop your English skills and improve your IELTS level.

Choose your College


You can study the Art and Design Foundation at our Brighton and London Colleges. Our Brighton College allows you to live in one of the UK’s most creative and vibrant cities. By choosing our London College, you will be in the middle of a global creative hub.

Tuition and accommodation fees


Your fees will differ depending on the College, residence and course length you choose. Visit our fees page to help plan for programme and accommodation costs, ensuring you are fully prepared for your time at Bellerbys.

* Offer of conditional progression subject to: submission of completed UCAS application, academic reference and personal statement meeting required standard, passing Foundation programme with the required grades and English language level. Kingston University and University of Westminster London only. Please note that the letter in itself is not a conditional offer from the university. You will receive a conditional offer if you meet all the requirements through your submission of a completed UCAS application.