When you apply to Brighton we want to hear about who you are. Grades are never the whole picture; we're interested in things like creativity, resourcefulness, persistence and the capacity to think big and find new ways of doing things. And we recognise that not everyone has the same background. That's why we treat everyone who applies as an individual. We recognise many qualifications and we care about all of your achievements and the experiences you've had that set you apart.
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Art and design diploma. A foundation diploma is not a requirement for entry – it is just one of a range of qualifications (for example, A-level, BTEC or Access Diploma etc) that is accepted for admission to the course.
A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBB–BCC (120–104 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–MMM. You will be considered if your predicted grades fall within this range, but any offer will be made based on assessment of your portfolio.
30 points, with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.
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.
Note that we do not defer places on the course for first year entry or accept direct entry or transfer to year 3 of the course. Transfer or direct entry into year 2 may be possible if there is space, but is considered on an individual basis.
Once we have received your application we will ask you to share a digital portfolio of your photographic work with us via your website or blog. This should show:
- the current stage of development of your creative photographic work
- your influences and artistic and photographic interests
- a critical essay on the work of a photographer or a photographic genre.
Portfolio images are expected to demonstrate appropriate consideration and organisation. We want to see images in your portfolio that show consideration and organisation. We are primarily interested in project work that explores your ideas. We are not interested in work that only demonstrates command of technique – we can teach that upon successful entry to the course, it’s our job to help you develop that once you are here.
Find out more about how to create and submit your portfolio.