Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
Interview: This will include a discussion of your current involvement with art. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of work, which should be no less than 20 pages, demonstrating your art practice.Where Art has not been studied as part of formal education, applicants should look to pursue art classes, night school and/or independent studio practice. Read our Essential Guide for more information.
Typical A-Level Offer
BCC to exclude General Studies
Typical Welsh Bacc Offer
Grade C and BC at A Level to exclude General Studies
Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit
Typical IB Offer
29 points to include 16 points at Higher Level
Typical Access to HE Offer
60 credits overall to include 45 Level 3 credits equating to 12 Distinctions, 18 Merits and 15 Passes
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances Other: You will also need an enhanced DBS check.
International Entry Requirements
We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.
However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.