A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBC–CCC (112–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–MMM. You will be considered if your predicted grades fall within this range, but any offer will be made based on assessment of portfolio/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 language and maths.
May enable you to start the course in year 2.
Direct entry to year 3: foundation degree or DipHE in related subject, or practical experience.
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.
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.
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.
- Art and design foundation diploma.
- Interview and portfolio review.
Portfolio and interview advice
Applying through Clearing 2018
If you are applying through Clearing and hope to start in September 2018, please read through the information on our create an online portfolio page.
During Clearing your interview will be online, or by telephone and you will submit your portfolio online.
Applying for a place in 2019?
Before you come for interview you will be asked to send an online portfolio to show us your work. We would like to see:
- completed film or video works and / or works in progress
- other art work (for example, photography, drawing, installation)
- your ability to develop an idea from concept
- your potential to experiment and explore ideas and techniques
- any examples of written work (for example, a previous essay about film or art)
- awareness of contemporary artists’ moving image
- awareness of film history or art history.
We recommend using Tumblr to create a simple portfolio or blog and YouTube or Vimeo for embedding video. Please note that it is not a strict requirement to have previous film and video work at interview stage – we welcome any creative portfolio and an interest in exploring moving image in future works.