What A-Levels should I pick if I want to study Fine Art at university?

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Hello, I have just finished Year 11, and I cannot pick what A-Levels will be right for me. I am determined to study Fine Art (or something similar, like Fine Art with History of Art etc) at a good university (my tops pick are UCL - Slade, any UAL colleges - probably Camberwell or Saint Martins, University of Leeds, Kingston University etc). I am expected to get a Grade 9 in Art and Design, and the rest of my grades are looking pretty good (English Lit/Lang - 8/9, Maths - 6 or 7, Triple Science - 7/7/7).
At first, I chose A-Level Geography and BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design, but then recently changed it (from advice from head of Art at my school) to A-Level Art and Design and the BTEC. My parents think I am mad picking 'Triple Art', and I am unaware what universities will prefer - having a humanities A-Level and a BTEC, or going the full hog and only studying Art for 2 years. I have tried for days at looking at Entry Requirements for different universities, but I find the web pages are very vague and I am struggling to find out the key information.

Any help would be so appreciated! Thanks so much!
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As long as you’re studying A-level Art you will definitely be able to get into a university. almost all universities will require a portfolio for fine art as an entry requirement and they will look at that to see your capability. the other subjects you do at A-level will not affect your ability to get into those universities so I’d say just do what you most enjoy !
I’m hopefully studying photography at university next year and as I’ve looked through different art universities i’ve noticed they all just require a good portfolio of work and preferably one A-level relating to creative arts. Hope this helps
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If you can’t see the information you are looking for on university websites then call up admissions and ask them directly.

For “triple art” universities normally expect to see either a btec extended diploma or A levels in multiple art subjects (fine art, photography, textiles, graphic design etc). The “overlap” taking an A level and a btec might not offer any benefits as overlapping subjects aren’t always considered as additional qualifications.

You need to check which btec your college is offering. They come in 5 or 6 different sizes worth anything from an AS level to the extended diploma equivalent to 3 A levels.
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If you can’t see the information you are looking for on university websites then call up admissions and ask them directly.

For “triple art” universities normally expect to see either a btec extended diploma or A levels in multiple art subjects (fine art, photography, textiles, graphic design etc). The “overlap” taking an A level and a btec might not offer any benefits as overlapping subjects aren’t always considered as additional qualifications.

You need to check which btec your college is offering. They come in 5 or 6 different sizes worth anything from an AS level to the extended diploma equivalent to 3 A levels.
Thanks for your insight. I was considering emailing admissions anyway, so I am going to give it a go!
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(Original post by millie9501)
As long as you’re studying A-level Art you will definitely be able to get into a university. almost all universities will require a portfolio for fine art as an entry requirement and they will look at that to see your capability. the other subjects you do at A-level will not affect your ability to get into those universities so I’d say just do what you most enjoy !
I’m hopefully studying photography at university next year and as I’ve looked through different art universities i’ve noticed they all just require a good portfolio of work and preferably one A-level relating to creative arts. Hope this helps
Thank you so much!
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