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    Hey.
    Today was the results day as many of you know. Was really nerve wrecking. I pretty much got a messed up results for my AS level. EUD - Chemistry, Biology and Maths. I also do BTEC Art and Design (I go to sixth form). It's all my fault because my time was just me sleeping and procrastinating. Please be gentle.

    Don't ask me why I picked those. I just didn't know what to do with life before. I am not trying to sound arrogant or anything but GCSE was just too easy, I got As and Bs without studying and Cs in languages. But AS level I wasnt expecting anything, it was just I didnt have habit of studying/revising and I couldn't find my motivation.
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    My main question is that do art uni and their courses accept 2 Alevels because I am thinking about dropping Bio and taking Graphic art. I am particularly looking for courses like Animation/Game Art designer.

    Should I continue Sixth form with Chemistry, Maths, Art and Graphic Art (2 AS level and 2 A level)? To be honest, my tutor told me to just drop both bio and chem but that would just make 3 AS levels and 1 A level.

    And how important portfolios are, comparing to grades?

    I did research and ask my tutor, 3 A levels is required for most Unis is what they said.
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    I was looking through UCA and Bournemouth courses but the requirement confuses me.
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    A fashion student here from UCA. Your portfolio is very important especially if you haven't met the 220 UCAS tariff points to do your degree at UCA.

    Also if you're doing a 2 years BTEC Art and Design that could be equivilant to a Foundation degree, meaning you may go straight onto an undergraduate degree if you do well.

    Hope this helps and feel free to ask anything else.

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    (Original post by wkazma)
    Hey there

    A fashion student here from UCA. Your portfolio is very important especially if you haven't met the 220 UCAS tariff points to do your degree at UCA.

    Also if you're doing a 2 years BTEC Art and Design that could be equivilant to a Foundation degree, meaning you may go straight onto an undergraduate degree if you do well.

    Hope this helps and feel free to ask anything else.

    Widad (Dodi)
    Ah thank you. That's cool cuz someone who goes there and also does fashion actually suggested me Bournemouth. Yup, I am doing the 2 years Art and design BTEC. If I get Dis/Dis* so, will it increase my chances?

    And also having a really great portfolio because I did read somewhere in the internet that some people got in Art uni even when they didnt have the grades but had an exceptional portfolios.
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    (Original post by Rain09)
    Ah thank you. That's cool cuz someone who goes there and also does fashion actually suggested me Bournemouth. Yup, I am doing the 2 years Art and design BTEC. If I get Dis/Dis* so, will it increase my chances?

    And also having a really great portfolio because I did read somewhere in the internet that some people got in Art uni even when they didnt have the grades but had an exceptional portfolios.
    Hi rain09,

    A Dis/Dis* from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma National qualification would be around 260 UCAS tariff points and from a 90 Credit Diploma would be 200 UCAS tariff points. Most of our degrees at UCA require 220 UCAS tariff points, so you would definitely be eligible. I've found a list of tariff points on the Edexcel site - you can check here.

    A strong portfolio, personal statement and interview will go a long way to make up for a lack of tariff points, so if you don't get what you need, it's not the end of the world.

    Let me know if you have any questions - I'd be happy to help.

    Emma
    University for the Creative Arts
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    (Original post by University for the Creative Arts)
    Hi rain09,

    A Dis/Dis* from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma National qualification would be around 260 UCAS tariff points and from a 90 Credit Diploma would be 200 UCAS tariff points. Most of our degrees at UCA require 220 UCAS tariff points, so you would definitely be eligible. I've found a list of tariff points on the Edexcel site - you can check here.

    A strong portfolio, personal statement and interview will go a long way to make up for a lack of tariff points, so if you don't get what you need, it's not the end of the world.

    Let me know if you have any questions - I'd be happy to help.

    Emma
    University for the Creative Arts
    Thanks Emma. This was helpful, I guess this means I have to concentrate on getting Dis* and my portfolio.

    Also, does it matter if I only have 2 Alevels or just 1 A level others being 2/3ASlevels because my teacher just keep telling me I need 3 Alevels for any Uni.
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    (Original post by Rain09)
    Thanks Emma. This was helpful, I guess this means I have to concentrate on getting Dis* and my portfolio.

    Also, does it matter if I only have 2 Alevels or just 1 A level others being 2/3ASlevels because my teacher just keep telling me I need 3 Alevels for any Uni.
    Honestly it depends where you are aiming for - if you know you want an art & design degree, focus on your BTEC and 2 A Levels. If you wanted to do any other course I would listen to your teacher and keep 3 A Levels.

    I hope this helps,
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    an easy option for you would be to go on to do an art foundation diploma. i know it's not as important as you're doing BTEC as opposed to A level art, but it would mean that you wouldn't have any problems with your qualifications. if you have a foundation, they won't care about your previous education, especially if we're talking about universities that offer the kind of course you want (they're mostly specialist art schools rather than academic universities).
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    (Original post by beccafairy)
    an easy option for you would be to go on to do an art foundation diploma. i know it's not as important as you're doing BTEC as opposed to A level art, but it would mean that you wouldn't have any problems with your qualifications. if you have a foundation, they won't care about your previous education, especially if we're talking about universities that offer the kind of course you want (they're mostly specialist art schools rather than academic universities).
    Yea...I am now thinking about art foundation or not. Because I thought hey maybe I should apply for game art in unis and if I dont get any offers, I will apply for art foundation in either Farnham or Basingstoke. I read that foundation course application deadline is till march not sure if it's true or not but I am just a bit confused.
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    (Original post by Rain09)
    Yea...I am now thinking about art foundation or not. Because I thought hey maybe I should apply for game art in unis and if I dont get any offers, I will apply for art foundation in either Farnham or Basingstoke. I read that foundation course application deadline is till march not sure if it's true or not but I am just a bit confused.

    Each college sets its own deadline for art foundation applications, so you need to check on each website. Some of them are 31st December, so don't hang about.
 
 
 
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