We’re looking for aspiring artists to join our community who have the talent to succeed in the creative industries. We know the best way to judge this is by looking at your portfolio, not just a set of grades.
Applicants are required to bring their portfolio to a creative workshop as part of the admissions process. While we base our decisions on your creative workshop, applicants are expected to be predicted a minimum of two passes at A-Level or equivalent.
We also require GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 4/C or above, or equivalent qualifications. If you do not have traditional qualifications but can demonstrate the ability to succeed on the course, we encourage you to apply.
We don’t mind what sort of portfolio it is (drawing, painting, digital art, website, video, photography, software, sculpture, etc.).
The process is more important than the finished item: what were you aiming to achieve, how did you go about that, how successful do you think it was?
We want an insight into the way you think creatively (influences, problem-solving, etc.). What is important is that it’s something you’re passionate about and you’re pleased with it, so don’t just put things in that you think we want to see. We want to understand what you were trying to achieve and how you got there.
No, you just need a portfolio of creative work to show our tutors after you apply.
You don't need any prior knowledge of particular software but it helps if you are used to working on computers. It's more important that you have creative talent and a passion for the industry – we can teach you the rest.
You can study our courses full–time as either a three year Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a four year Integrated Master of Arts (MArt).
Those staying on for the extra year of the MArt are likely to want to start their own studios. As well as graduating with a masters degree, the fouth year adds entrepreneurship to the mix and you’ll spend it running your own studio just like a commercial venture (with guidance from us of course).