A prospective student does not need to sit an English exam if they have an IELTS certificate with a score of 6 or above. Foundation Art and Design does not require an IELTS certificate; there is an assumed knowledge of English at Intermediate or Pre-Intermediate level.
You can learn more about the IELTS test here.
When applying for Foundation Art and Design, the student should present their portfolio, which should feature samples of work from the past several years. Try to show us your best and latest works, which fully showcase your creative abilities. There are higher expectations as regards conceptual and technical abilities of students applying for Year 1, compared to Foundation applicants.
*A personal statement is a letter of around 250 words, which explains your reasons for choosing the programme and describes your experience, skills, achievements and aspirations. The personal statement is an additional source of information about your motivation, professional interests and personal qualities and thus plays a part in the selection decision.