Entry requirements

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We welcome applications from students from a wide range of backgrounds. All applications will be assessed against the course entry requirements and criteria, irrespective of age. Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis and by their ability and readiness for university study.

For most courses, we require a portfolio of work to be submitted (either in person or online) to provide evidence of practical and visual ability appropriate to the course you are applying for. Specific information and guidelines about portfolio requirements can be found on each of the course pages and will be sent to you after you apply.

You may also be invited for interview or be required to submit other material as part of the application process.

Pre-degree entry requirements

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art & Design:

There are no formal entry requirements. Entry is by interview and evidence of ability and commitment in the form of a body of work or non-traditional portfolio.


Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

  • Normally one GCE A level (or two GCE AS levels) - minimum of 80 tariff points
  • OR Progression Diploma (Level 3) in a related subject area
  • OR Advanced Diploma (Level 3) in a related subject area

AND

  • Four GCSE passes at grade C or above, including English or Key Skills Communication Level 2.

In addition the Access Diploma (in appropriate subject) or BTEC National Award qualifications may be considered for entry.

Other relevant and equivalent qualifications are considered on an individual basis.


UALAB Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design

  • Normally four GCSE passes at grade C or above, including English or Key Skills Communication Level 2
  • OR Higher Diploma (Level 2) in a related subject area.

In addition the Access Diploma (in appropriate subject) or BTEC National Award qualifications may be considered for entry.

Other relevant and equivalent qualifications are considered on an individual basis.


UALAB Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

  • Normally five GCSE passes at grade C or above, including English or Key Skills Communication Level 2
  • OR Higher Diploma (Level 2) in a related subject area.

In addition the Access Diploma (in appropriate subject) or BTEC National Award qualifications may be considered for entry.

Other relevant and equivalent qualifications are considered on an individual basis.


English language requirements

A good level of English is essential to study for a degree. If English is not your first language, a certificate is required as evidence that you have the necessary level of English to succeed on your chosen course. Details of the English language requirements can be found on each of the course pages.

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