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    Hi!

    I study Fine art (AS) Geography, Biology and I.T (all A2s) at my sixth form.

    I kinda really want to study Fine Art at either Newcastle University (I'm on PARTNERS) or Northumbria University.

    What are the chances they would let me have an interview considering I only did art at GCSE and AS?

    I constantly do a lot of art work at home, mainly watercolours, sketches, oil paintings (a lot of canvas and sketchbook things!) I wouldn't consider myself bad at art, I do sell my paintings for family memebrs and friends for birthdays etc., but would only an AS in Fine Art weaken my chances?
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    (Original post by bv123)
    Hi!

    I study Fine art (AS) Geography, Biology and I.T (all A2s) at my sixth form.

    I kinda really want to study Fine Art at either Newcastle University (I'm on PARTNERS) or Northumbria University.

    What are the chances they would let me have an interview considering I only did art at GCSE and AS?

    I constantly do a lot of art work at home, mainly watercolours, sketches, oil paintings (a lot of canvas and sketchbook things!) I wouldn't consider myself bad at art, I do sell my paintings for family memebrs and friends for birthdays etc., but would only an AS in Fine Art weaken my chances?
    No, as long as you had a strong portfolio (coming from your work at home) you should be able to easily make it onto an Art Foundation course - which many undergraduate art courses require you to do before a degree.
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    (Original post by bv123)
    Hi!

    I study Fine art (AS) Geography, Biology and I.T (all A2s) at my sixth form.

    I kinda really want to study Fine Art at either Newcastle University (I'm on PARTNERS) or Northumbria University.

    What are the chances they would let me have an interview considering I only did art at GCSE and AS?

    I constantly do a lot of art work at home, mainly watercolours, sketches, oil paintings (a lot of canvas and sketchbook things!) I wouldn't consider myself bad at art, I do sell my paintings for family memebrs and friends for birthdays etc., but would only an AS in Fine Art weaken my chances?
    I strongly recommend your doing an art foundation course, which will build up your portfolio. They are free if you are under 19 and most art degrees will require one.
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    I don't know but I've looked at other universities for art and they basically said just bring in a portfolio of your work some old and some resent! call them or email them about it and find out one to one that was is always best so they can expect you


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    I only have done art at GCSE and A-Level, I doubt they would want to see other art qualifications such as a Foundation degree because everyone is in the same boat as you! Loads of people go onto do art without a foundation because that's what you do, do gcse's, a levels then uni. I was always taught that foundation degrees are for people who may need to show a bit more, maybe who doesn't show the full potential the uni wants. Doing work outside of school is great, it shows that you are interested. Think about doing still life drawings: uni's LOVE them!

    Don't stress or anything and remember there's millions in the same possition as you! And good luck and keep drawing!
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    (Original post by justkiddingmace)
    I only have done art at GCSE and A-Level, I doubt they would want to see other art qualifications such as a Foundation degree because everyone is in the same boat as you! Loads of people go onto do art without a foundation because that's what you do, do gcse's, a levels then uni. I was always taught that foundation degrees are for people who may need to show a bit more, maybe who doesn't show the full potential the uni wants. Doing work outside of school is great, it shows that you are interested. Think about doing still life drawings: uni's LOVE them!

    Don't stress or anything and remember there's millions in the same possition as you! And good luck and keep drawing!
    You are misunderstanding the difference between a foundation degree and a foundation course in art and design. A foundation degree can be in any subject and is intended for people who didn't get the grades for the full degree. They can top it up to a full degree if they pass high enough after the 2 year foundation degree. An art and design foundation course is a one year course designed to build a portfolio in a specialised art subject and is the norm for getting into most art degrees and most certainly the best ones. The average art applicant will have done the foundation course and either a pass or a merit in that course will be the usual conditional offer for entry onto the degree, since all candidates will be post A level.
 
 
 
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