Applications to Arts Foundation Courses are generally made direct to the colleges and not via UCAS. It is best to check with the institution at the earliest available opportunity. This can mean filling in four or more separate forms if you want to maximise your chances of getting a place.
Visit the relevant website to see the latest online application forms. The Portfolio The most important part of your application is the portfolio of work. This is usually A1 in size and contains approximately 15 to 25 A1 presentation boards or equivalent displaying your best work + on average 2 sketchbooks. More detailed specifications for 2017/18 can be found here.
The Statement This is between 300 and 500 words depending on the institution. It plays an important in getting a portfolio inspection or interview. It also helps students to think through and articulate the ideas in their work. There is no strict template but a good starting point is to produce four paragraphs about four key projects that you have undertaken. This usually means writing about work that has been completed during the sixth form but you will need to demonstrate that you have been self directed and developed your work independently. Above all be very specific, for example, 'I am passionate about Picasso' is clearly a very different statement to 'When I went to the Courtauld Gallery to see how Picasso had painted the cup in Woman with Child 1907, I decided to explore the relationship between light and movement in three short animations that I screened in a local shopfront.' For some examples of statements click here