Clearing entry requirements

For all courses, we occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades.


If you would like to apply for a course that requires a portfolio* and you have earned at least 32 UCAS points from an art or design-related subject, we can consider your application without needing to see a portfolio.

If you haven't earned at least 32 UCAS points from an art or design-related subject, we may ask you to submit a portfolio for consideration with your application. We've put together some tips to help you put together and perfect your portfolio.

To save time we may ask you to submit your portfolio digitally. You can either upload this to an FTP like Dropbox or WeTransfer and email to us, or use an online platform like Flickr or Behance

*Courses that don't require a portfolio

  • BA (Hons) Advertising
  • BA (Hons) Animation (4 Years)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology
  • BA (Hons) Fashion (4 Years)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design (4 Years)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Media and Promotion (4 Years)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (4 Years)
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art (4 Years)
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design (4 Years)
  • BA (Hons) Illustration (4 Years)
  • BA (Hons) Music Marketing and Promotion
  • BA (Hons) Music Composition & Technology
  • BA (Hons) Photography (4 Years)

Non-UK Entry Requirements

In addition to the entry requirements shown above, non-UK students are required to have an English language qualification. For specific information about the level required see the entry requirements on the individual course pages.