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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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. 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.
30 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.
Once you have applied, we'll ask you for a digital portfolio (Tumblr, Flickr or any other type of folders via link) consisting of 15–20 images containing:
- drawing ability and experimentation
- conceptual ideas
- two or three sketchbook pages
- ideas related to fashion
- 2D or 3D experimentation ideas or tests.
In usual circumstances you would have the opportunity to bring a physical portfolio to interview. As we are focusing on online portfolios this year, you may wish to use our guidance for physical portfolios as inspiration on what to include:
- evidence of an awareness of concept, image, illustration, film
- evidence of use of drawing to record and develop ideas
- experimental approaches to investigation and discovery of materials/processes
- ability to carry an idea forward from concept
- potential to experiment and explore ideas, techniques
- examples of life drawing
- 2D visual evidence of development
- two working sketchbooks, source ideas, experimentation.
We also expect applicants to demonstrate an awareness of fashion and fashion communication within a wider context, eg fashion trends, artistic, cultural and social movements.
Find out more about how to create and submit your portfolio.