The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2017. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
We are looking for highly motivated and creative students. We will primarily be interested in your portfolio and will select via a personal interview. If your predicted grades fall below these requirements but you can demonstrate a high-quality portfolio, you are still encouraged to apply. We will consider you on an individual basis.
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. Find out more about foundation diplomas.
for those applying with A-levels only, grades BBB are expected, supported by a strong portfolio.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Art and design diploma preferred. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at merit or above.
GCSE (minimum grade C)
a good profile.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 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.