University of the Arts Requirements

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We are interested in your creativity and individuality.

Any of the following levels of qualification meet NUA’s requirements for applications to undergraduate courses (excluding Year 0).

Qualification Requirement
GCE A/AS levels (for all courses except BA (Hons) Architecture and our BSc courses) 3 A-level qualifications at grades BBB, at least one of which must be in an art, design or media related subject. Where candidates are not taking 3 A-levels, NUA will consider combinations of A-level/AS-level and other Level 3 qualifications.
GCE A/AS levels (for BA (Hons) Architecture) 3 A-level qualifications at grades BBB, at least one of which must be in an art, design or media related subject. Candidates should also have achieved at least four GCSE passes which should include Grade C or above in English, Maths and a Science subject. Where candidates are not taking 3 A-levels, NUA will consider combinations of A-level/AS-level and other Level 3 qualifications.
GCE A/AS levels (for BSc courses) 3 A-level qualifications at grades BBB, at least one of which must be in a science/technical subject (e.g. maths, physics, computer science). Where candidates are not taking 3 A-levels, NUA will consider combinations of A-level/AS-level and other Level 3 qualifications.
Advanced Diploma in Creative and Media Pass at Grade B in the Diploma and B in the Additional and Specialist Learning. Advanced Diplomas in other subjects would not normally be accepted unless accompanied by other Level 3 art and design related subjects.
International Baccalaureate A minimum of 32 Points

For the following vocational qualifications we do not specify tariff points but will normally require the following grades:

Qualification Requirement
BTEC National (from 2011 onwards) Extended Diploma DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit)
BTEC National (from 2011 onwards) Diploma D*D* (Distinction*, Distinction*)
BTEC National (qualifications completed prior to June 2011) National Diploma DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit)
BTEC National (qualifications completed prior to June 2011) National Certificate DD (Distinction, Distinction)
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design M (Merit) normally in addition to A-level qualifications
Access to HE Diploma in art and design or media related subject PASS
UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design Merit

Combinations and other qualifications

The University will accept other pre-entry qualifications or combinations of different qualifications. For further information on the types of qualifications accepted, please consult the UCAS Entry Profile for your chosen course.

Applications may also be considered from candidates who do not meet these minimum entry requirements. NUA welcomes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and previous educational or professional experiences, including those with nonstandard qualifications.

Applicants with Disabilities or Specific Learning Difficulties

NUA welcomes applications from all groups in the community including those with disabilities or specific learning difficulties. You are advised to contact the appropriate Course Leader (contact details available on the appropriate course pages) to discuss your situation before submitting a formal application.

The University encourages applicants to disclose information about a disability as early and as fully as possible as this allows us to put in place appropriate support. Failure to disclose a disability, or to give full information, may lead to a delay in the provision of that support. NUA is housed in a range of buildings that date from the medieval period onwards. While students with a variety of disabilities and specific learning difficulties have successfully studied at the University, the inaccessibility of some of our buildings may cause difficulties for wheelchair users, or those with mobility difficulties. Wherever possible we will make arrangements for you to visit the University in order that you may assess the learning environment at first hand. The University is fully committed to continuing its policy of improving and extending access where practicable and to increasing awareness of the requirements of people with disabilities and special needs.