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.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language and maths.
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
Applying for a place in 2020?
Interviews normally take place in person, but temporarily from March 2020, we'll be asking you to submit an online portfolio instead.
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements will be asked to submit a portfolio via Flickr, Tumblr or as a pdf. This portfolio should show an informed awareness of fashion and textiles, a good understanding of drawing, composition, form, proportion and colour, as well as three to five pages that show an understanding of visual research and the design process.
It should demonstrate an experimental and enquiring approach to different media, include imagery of a substantial body of experimental work in 2D and 3D and have a personal identity to the work which demonstrates creative potential for fashion design. Please include imagery from at least two good sketchbooks which show your design development process.