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Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Leeds Arts University encourages applications from talented and motivated students. The University uses a wide range of methods to assess applications, these can include:

  • personal statement

  • predicted grades

  • contextual information

  • reference

  • examples of your work

  • digital auditions or interview

If you are successful in your application an offer will be made to you, if conditional we will ask for between 104 and 120 UCAS tariff points from any combination of A Levels/T Level/Extended Diploma/Foundation Diploma. The expected subjects will depend on the course you are applying for.

All applicants must have GCSE English Language or Literature at Grade 4/Grade C or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass.

For BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance you will also need a level of performing ability equivalent to ABRSM/Rockschool/Trinity Grade 8, and music theory understanding to Grade 5 level. Performing ability and theoretical understanding will be assessed through a practical performance. Please see the course specific guidance for examples of work section below for further information.

Additional entry requirements

As part of the application process, many of our courses require examples of work to be submitted. The files should be no larger than 30MB in total. Please see below for course specific guidance on what we require:

Course specific guidance for examples of work

Select area of interest

Further Information


You’ll need to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at Grade 4/Grade C or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. For mature students, an Access to Higher Education qualification in art and design will also be acceptable to demonstrate English language ability.

Currently studying a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design?

If you are currently studying a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, you will have already achieved level 3 qualifications which carry UCAS tariff points. When considering your application, we will, collate your achieved tariff points with those you are predicted. You will also need a GCSE grade 4/ Grade C or above in English Language or English Literature or equivalent, or Functional Skills level 2 at a pass.

Studying for Access to Higher Education or any other qualifications?

We accept several other qualifications, please contact us to discuss before you apply. The UCAS tariff point calculator can be found here on the UCAS website.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you’re over the age of 21 and don’t have traditional qualifications, we may be able to consider your relevant experience as well as your educational background through the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL). Where experience is being presented in lieu of academic achievement applicants must be able to demonstrate substantive experience, for example employment in a related industry.

Your application form should provide as much information as possible for consideration by our admissions department.

Following receipt of your application the admissions team may ask you for further information and you may be asked to attend an informal interview.

For further information about recognition of prior learning, and whether this could be applied to your experience in lieu of academic achievement please contact the University’s admissions team at admissions@leeds-art.ac.uk.

Contact information

To speak to our admissions team, please contact us by email: admissions@leeds-art.ac.uk or by telephone 0113 202 8000 (our team is available to help you 8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri).

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