We look at every Clearing applicant individually based on your experience, qualifications and personal attributes, so the qualifications and grades that you need will vary depending on the course that you are interested in and the number of places available.

If your qualifications and experience mean that you aren’t quite ready to study a standard three-year degree course, we can often offer an alternative course which will prepare you to study the three-year degree course next year:

- Four-year courses: Our four-year degree courses include an additional year at the start of the course which enables you to develop your skills before starting the three year course.

- Further Education courses: Our further education courses are one or two year courses which prepare you to study a degree course.


If you would like to apply for a course that requires a portfolio and you have earned at least 32 UCAS points from an art or design-related subject, we can usually consider your application without needing to see a portfolio. If you haven't earned 32 UCAS points from an art or design-related subject, we may ask you to submit a portfolio for consideration with your application. 

> We've put together some tips to help you put together and perfect your portfolio.


If you would like to apply for Acting & Performance you may be asked to attend an Audition or upload an audition piece. We will provide more details about this when we talk to you.