A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBB–CCC (120–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range. We are looking for highly motivated and creative students. We will consider you on an individual basis. Your portfolio is the most important and mandatory part of your application. If your predicted or actual grades fall below the range below but you can evidence your thinking, ideas and abilities through a high-quality portfolio we will still consider your application.
Art foundation diploma
Pass. A foundation diploma is not a requirement for entry – it is just one of a range of qualifications that is accepted for admission to this course.
26 points, with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Art and design courses preferred. At least 45 credits at level 3, and 30 credits must be at merit or above.
Studied before or got relevant experience?
A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards your course at Brighton, and could mean that you do not have to take some elements of the course or can start in year 2 or 3.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
Portfolio and interview advice
Due to COVID-19, we expect interviews to be online and the processes may change slightly – check back here for updates. If you've already applied, we will tell you about any changes.
In your portfolio, we will be looking for:
your ability to develop an idea from concept
your potential to experiment, imagine, and explore ideas and techniques
a preference for thinking and making in three dimensions
good hand skills using any materials/things to make maquettes, models or finished pieces.
Your portfolio should show a range of art and design exploration. It should include:
- a collection of drawings, which should include objective, imaginative and selected life drawing
- drawings that show us a pathway from initial personal research, through to ideas, which could be made in a material or a combination of materials
- photographs of visual research and large three-dimensional objects and anything else that you have made
- any documental evidence that represents your artwork, this could include CAD work, 3D software print outs, Photoshop collages and prints
- include sketchbooks, idea sheets and samples to show us how you develop ideas into final pieces
- you will also be asked to submit a written piece of work, an essay or a contextual piece of writing on an art or design-based subject.