As part of the selection process suitably qualified applicants will normally be required to submit a portfolio/attend an interview. This applies to all years of entry. You can find more information about what to include in your portfolio here.
Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Minimum year 1
Standard Entry Requirement
BBBB including one of: Art and Design, Design and Manufacture, Graphic Communication or Daydream Believers Level 6 Creative Thinking.
Minimum Offer Entry Requirement
BBCC including one of: Art and Design, Design and Manufacture, Graphic Communication or Daydream Believers Level 6 Creative Thinking at grade B.
You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.
BCC including one of: Art and Design/Design and Technology: (Product Design)
Irish Leaving Certificate
H2, H2, H3, H3 at HL including Art.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. Related subjects include - Art and Design/Art and Design Practice/Creative Media Practice/Creative Media Production/Creative Digital Media Production. Others may be considered please refer to admissions team.
BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades D*D* (Distinction*, Distinction*) in a related subject. Related subjects include - Art and Design/Art and Design Practice/Creative Media Practice/Creative Media Production/Creative Digital Media Production. Others may be considered please refer to admissions team.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three subjects at HL with grades 6, 5 and 4. These subjects must include one of: Visual Arts or Design Technology.
T Level must be completed in a Creative/Design subject or A Level Art/Product Design may be required. Please contact email@example.com to check if you meet the subject specific requirements.
Minimum year 2
Please note there are limited places available for Year 2 entry.
SQA Advanced Higher
BBC to include one of: Art and Design, Graphic Communication or Design and Manufacture.
BBB to include one of: Art and Design/Design and Technology: (Product Design)
Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit.
Minimum year 3
Please note there are limited places available for Year 3 entry.
Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disabilities)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
- All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.
See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies