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Clearing 2017 via Kingston University
Clearing 2017 via Kingston University

Graphic Design BA(Hons): Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2018

Typical offer

  • The preferred entry route for this course is for applicants to be taking a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, or the recognised equivalent.
  • Applicants will need a minimum of 112 tariff points from recognised level 3 qualifications.

Plus GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings): five subjects including English and Maths (Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths).

Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS application, portfolio of work and interview for selected applicants.


You will be notified by email giving you advice about how to upload your online portfolio, once we have received your application. Read our portfolio guidance to find out more. 

Mature applicants

We welcome applications from mature students (aged over 21) who can demonstrate, through portfolio/written work and relevant experience, that they have developed cognitive and technical skills through their life experiences.

Accelerated entry

If you have already gained credits from a degree course, HND/C or the equivalent UK or overseas qualifications, you may be able to apply for exemption from part of a course and/or enter directly onto other levels. Exemptions will depend on the level and subjects you have previously studied.

Widening participation – every route counts

We are keen to hear from all applicants who are passionate about their subject and whose previous qualifications have adequately prepared them to succeed at degree level. Applicants may also apply if they hold relevant level 3 qualifications, such as A-levels, BTECs, 14–19 Diplomas, IB etc.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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