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.
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.
May enable you to start the course in year 2 or later depending on the qualification you hold and the level of your creative and 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 at least 5.5 in the other elements.
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?
When you come for interview you will be asked to bring an edited portfolio to show your work. We would like to see:
- 15–20 drawings and ideas on A1 or A2 sheets, not mounted onto heavy card or in plastic sheets
- your ability to develop an idea from concept through a wide variety of drawing and artwork
- your potential to experiment and explore ideas and techniques through a variety of media
- examples of life drawing
- two working sketchbooks
- awareness of contemporary fashion and textiles
- consideration of colour, pattern and texture.