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 (for example, BTEC or Access diploma etc.) that is accepted for admission to this course. Find out more about foundation diplomas.
Typical entry requirements
individual offers may vary
Preferably an art and design foundation diploma. Interview and portfolio review.
For those applying with A-levels only, grades ABB are expected, supported by a high quality 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.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
A good profile including English language and mathematics.
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.
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