Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I dropped out of school half way through my last year and so don't have any A-Levels, but i really want to go to art college next year (sept 2017), after I've taken a year out. I have decent AS levels in creative subjects and I have a portfolio, but every art college site I've been on says I need at least a couple A-Levels. Would I still have a chance of getting into one that says you do need A-Levels without them if I have a good enough portfolio/interview, or will they not consider me at all because of my qualifications?
    If there's no chance of getting into one without A-Levels, I'd really appreciate if anyone could tell me some art colleges they know of that don't need A-Levels to get in! Thank you!!
    • Official TSR Representative
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    Official TSR Representative
    Hi maxwellfox

    We're a creative specialist university and have some good news. Our admissions policy is designed to be fair and accessible for the most talented individuals. Our priority is always to see your work and, ideally, we'd love to meet you. This means that if you apply by the UCAS deadline of 15 January, we would guarantee you an interview. This is when you would bring your portfolio and discuss your practice and creative process with us.

    We would need you to show us that you have the right level of maturity, attitude and creative and academic ability; and this is usually done through your academic achievements in conjunction with your portfolio and interview. My advice to you is to embrace as much of your practice as possible, gain experiences that shows you have the right skills and attitude (through independent projects, work experience, volunteer work, etc) and look at the academic portion of the application (we ask every candidate to submit a piece of written work). Even though all of our courses are practice-based, we want to support you in being as successful as possible, so it means ensuring that you are able to meet the academic standards of an undergraduate degree.

    Sorry for the wordiness but I hope that helps. Go and visit Open Days, go and see as much work as you can, go and work on your own projects, ideas and ambitions; that should help you convince other universities to consider your application too. If you have any further questions or want to find out more - get in touch!

    All the very best,

    Lou
    Recruitment and Outreach
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.