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Entry Requirements

We are looking for enthusiastic students with a deep interest in Visual Art, who wish to develop their critical abilities, their practical skills, and find out how they might become practicing artists working within the contemporary art world.

Typical entry requirements (individual offers may vary):

  • Art Foundation – Pass;
  • A levels: BCD – to include Fine Art at B;
  • Edexcel National Diploma: Fine Art – MMM;
  • Advanced / Progression Diploma: Grade D plus at least 80 points from the Additional Specialist Learning in Art or an Art related subject A level or National Award;
  • UCAS Tariff Points: The above offers typically translate to 240 - 280 UCAS tariff points with additional qualifications;
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points;
  • QAA-approved Access Diploma: Art - Merit;
  • GCSEs. For general entrance requirements regarding GCSEs please contact the Admissions Office.

Applicants without formal qualifications but who have relevant skills and work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be assessed through a written portfolio.

Applicants with qualifications from other countries

The University of Chichester considers applicants from a wide range of countries with appropriate A level equivalent qualifications. Non native speakers of English are expected to have IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).

Art Foundation or A- Level?

Single Honours, Major and Joint (with another Arts subject) students are normally expected to have completed a Foundation, Access, National Diploma or equivalent course in Art and/or Design.

A level students who already know that they want to be Fine Artists (i.e. not graphic designers, fashion designers, photo-journalists, furniture designers etc) and who have good portfolios are welcome to apply directly to the Degree. We consider Foundation courses to be primarily diagnostic (i.e. helping students to make up their mind which direction to take their art or design careers), but skipping this level doesn't necessarily disadvantage the students.

In special circumstances, students who haven't done a Foundation/Access/National Diploma but whose work shows exceptional maturity, will also be considered for Single Honours Fine Art.

Basic Requirement

Art Foundation Course with Pass, National Diploma Art with Merit, OR Pass in approved Access course, OR 2-3 A level passes, including Art A-level grade C/B, OR equivalent mix of A levels and AS levels, OR equivalent.