A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBC–CCC (120–104 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–DMM. You will be considered if your predicted grades fall within this range, but any offer will be made based on assessment of portfolio and interview.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English and maths.
May enable you to start the course in year 2 or year 3, subject to a review of your experience and portfolio.
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.
We have a history of accepting outstanding students with strong portfolios and consider all applications on an individual basis. We encourage you to apply even if your predicted grades might fall below the entry requirements.
For the interview, applicants will be expected:
- to present a portfolio of their own compositions or sound works. This should be presented as a showreel of five minutes maximum (on a CD or DVD) containing a selection of works.
- to demonstrate a good knowledge of musicianship, affinity for experimentation, awareness of related art forms, and an experience of working with sound/music related technologies.
- to bring two samples of academic writing.
Interviews generally take place between January–May.