Education: tariff score 160 to 280
We normally expect applicants to successfully complete a Foundation Studies course in Art and Design or an equivalent course at pre-degree level. Some applicants may be admitted directly after their Level 3 qualifications but will need to demonstrate more substantial experience in art and design, including relevant theatre design experience.
PLUS 160 to 280 tariff points from your Level 3 qualifications.
We accept all types of Level 3 qualifications including A-Levels, BTEC National Diploma, Advanced Diplomas, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, European, International and Welsh Baccalaureate, plus all types of equivalent overseas qualifications such as Abitur, Vitnemål and SAT/ACT.
We exclude any points from AS Levels, Key Skills, music grades or from the A-Level in General Studies. We can be flexible as far as educational entry requirements are concerned, because we also take the following four factors into account when checking your UCAS form (and where appropriate your LIPA application form).
We are looking for experience of working in different art forms, including 3D work in addition to 2D work and evidence of your ability to experiment with a variety of media. It is desirable to have experience in one or more areas of theatre or performance design but not essential. We recognise that some geographic areas don’t offer such possibilities, so signs of commitment and enterprise in seeking work and experience will also support your application.
All candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of performing art forms, including the live and visual arts, along with an interest in and aptitude for working collaboratively.
As communications skills are so important in performing arts, the ability to communicate effectively is essential.
We are looking for evidence that you are able to work on your own initiative. Good examples may be projects you have been involved with that are not part of your school qualifications.
Additional information for international students
We recognise a wide variety of qualifications obtained overseas and are able to translate overseas grades and transcripts to UK equivalents. If you are uncertain about whether your qualifications are at the correct level and grades, as a member of UK NARIC, we can quickly advise you on this.
If English is not your first language, you may be asked at your interview or audition stage to provide evidence of your linguistic ability. We accept a variety of English Language tests for study at our Foundation Certificate and degree level programmes. If you are entering the UK on a student visa (tier 4), your language test scores must meet the minimum standards set by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Please note that test scores must be achieved from one sitting of the relevant qualification. We will not accept individual component scores from multiple tests. For more information about the English Language tests and scores, please contact the International Team.