Please apply direct to the University for our further education courses using the links on the course pages.

Application process

Once we receive your application form, we will check that you meet or have the potential to meet our entry requirements.

If you meet or have the potential to meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to submit a maximum of six examples of work via our Applicant Portal (they must not exceed a total file size of 30MB). You will have ten days to submit your images. Click here for our application image guidance.

It is highly important that you regularly check our portal and your email inbox for updates as your application may not be progressed if we do not receive your images by the given deadline.

When to apply

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

In order to guarantee that your application will be considered it must reach the Admissions department by 25 January 2023 (the previous deadline of 15 January has been extended this year by UCAS).

Applications received after 25 January 2023 will be considered on a first come first served basis according to availability. 

Extended Diploma in Creative Practice

Whilst there is no formal deadline for applications for these courses, we recommend submitting as soon as possible as demand is very high. 

If you need any assistance completing your application, please contact the Admissions team at

Whilst we hope to get a decision to you within four weeks of receiving your application, please note that the current pandemic may affect our ability to meet that timeline.

Click here to see our Admissions Complaint Policy and Procedure