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.
for those applying with A-levels only, grades BBC 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 24 credits at merit or above.
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.
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.
- Art and design foundation diploma.
- Interview and portfolio review.
Direct entry to year 3 foundation degree or DipHE in related subject, or practical experience
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 (e.g. 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 (e.g. a previous essay about film or art)
- Awareness of contemporary artists’ moving image
- Awareness of film history / art history
We recommend using Tumblr to create a simple portfolio / 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.