Further Education Entry Requirements

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Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

You are required to have a minimum of 72 UCAS points, which are typically achieved through:

  • Pass for UAL Extended Diploma
  • MMP for BTEC National Diploma
  • A minimum of two A Levels or three A Levels with minimum grades DDD

All home applicants must have GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4/Grade C or above. International applicants must have a minimum IELTS for UKVI overall score of 5.0, with no individual component below 4.5 (or recognised equivalent).

You will be required to send three examples of your work which shows your interest and ability in art, design and/or technology.


Extended Diploma in Creative Practice

This course is only open to applicants between the ages of 16-18 years old.

Our Extended Diploma in Creative Practice minimum requirements are:

  • Four GCSEs with English and Maths at Grade 4/Grade C or above. International applicants must have a minimum IELTS for UKVI overall score of 5.0, with no individual component below 4.5 (or recognised equivalent); or
  • Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design at merit or above

You will be required to send three examples of your work which shows your interest and ability in art, design and/or technology.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

Leeds Arts University has a commitment to widening access to higher education. The University demonstrates this commitment through its widening participation schemes, arrangements for transfer and recognition of prior learning. 

For further information about recognition of prior learning, please contact the University’s Admissions team at admissions@leeds-art.ac.uk.