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    Can i do art at university with no art a level
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    Depends on the UNI’s but the higher up unis will defo want to see a art portfolio and a-level
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    (Original post by 5grhfe)
    Can i do art at university with no art a level
    Yes. But you’ll need to produce a portfolio in your free time. You’ll be competing for offers against people with A level art and those with A level art and an art foundation diploma.

    You may well be advised to take an art foundation diploma.
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    Hi! Yup agree with everyone above me, it's best to check particular courses as some may require an art a level and if they don't you will 100% be competing against people who do. Keep up a portfolio and find ways to extend your art learning, maybe start a blog or a youtube, something to gain an edge and it will motivate you to keep up a portfolio while doing your other subjects.
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    As above - generally no, but not because it's an absolute requirement but because it's unlikely you'll have a suitable portfolio to apply (even then, many with A-level Art & Design/Fine Art don't have suitable portfolios and hence pursue an art foundation year).

    I would suggest looking into Art Foundation Year courses - these are common "implicit" prerequisites to studying an art/design subject at uni, because while not required they allow you to develop a very strong portfolio in most cases, fully satisfying that requirement of unis. They are also useful in allowing you to explore areas of art/design that you probably wouldn't have had a chance to in 6th form, A-level Art or not. Many will require some portfolio on application, but the expectations are a lot lower than for degrees, particularly in terms of technical skill.

    But anyway, in short - it's very unlikely you could successfully apply without some formal design training, as in A-level or a Foundation, simply due to not having a suitably broad and deep portfolio. But there are ways to develop this, the Foundation being the best option if you're under 19, and reasonable for under 24s (where there seems to be some variance, but I believe you can get a significant amount of the fees covered in that realm)
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    As above - generally no, but not because it's an absolute requirement but because it's unlikely you'll have a suitable portfolio to apply (even then, many with A-level Art & Design/Fine Art don't have suitable portfolios and hence pursue an art foundation year).

    I would suggest looking into Art Foundation Year courses - these are common "implicit" prerequisites to studying an art/design subject at uni, because while not required they allow you to develop a very strong portfolio in most cases, fully satisfying that requirement of unis. They are also useful in allowing you to explore areas of art/design that you probably wouldn't have had a chance to in 6th form, A-level Art or not. Many will require some portfolio on application, but the expectations are a lot lower than for degrees, particularly in terms of technical skill.

    But anyway, in short - it's very unlikely you could successfully apply without some formal design training, as in A-level or a Foundation, simply due to not having a suitably broad and deep portfolio. But there are ways to develop this, the Foundation being the best option if you're under 19, and reasonable for under 24s (where there seems to be some variance, but I believe you can get a significant amount of the fees covered in that realm)
    Anyone 19 or over can now get an Advanced Learning Loan to pay the fees of a FAD (although it isn’t wiped off when you graduate like the ALL is for Access courses).
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Anyone 19 or over can now get an Advanced Learning Loan to pay the fees of a FAD (although it isn’t wiped off when you graduate like the ALL is for Access courses).
    PRSOM Thanks for the info!
 
 
 
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