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 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.
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.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in the other elements.
Portfolio and interview advice
You should prepare a portfolio that specifically reflects your interest in joining a specialist fine art sculpture course. It should demonstrate your interest in working with materials, space, objects, live art, performance, video and installation. The portfolio should also reveal a self-motivated investigation and a clear commitment to fine art sculpture.
You should be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn through practical, imaginative and intellectual engagement and display an understanding of critical and cultural issues relevant to the broader context of fine art.
Interviews are informal, normally comprising of two members of the course team and one student representative. You should be prepared to discuss your portfolio with staff for between 20-30 minutes.