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.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in the other elements.
Applying through Clearing (2017)
If you are applying through Clearing and hoping to start in September 2017, please read the information on our create an online portfolio page.
Applying for a place in 2018?
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
- your potential to experiment and explore ideas and techniques
- examples of life drawing
- two working sketchbooks
- awareness of contemporary fashion and textiles
- consideration of colour, pattern and texture.