Art and Design University Applications

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Application support for university of art and design  degrees

Why study at an art and design university?

‘Are you curious, innovative and a team player? If so the creative industries are for you’.

To quote Professor Anne Carlisle, vice chancellor and CEO of Falmouth University. Which is a leading university of art and design.

In a recent interview by Uni Direct.

Professor Carlisle's describes that the growth of automation is leading to a surge of employment opportunities in the Creative Industries. This is not just in what we would normally class as 'art and design' sectors but across all sectors that will make up the workplace of the future.

What degree choices are available?

Whilst the majority of our students who want to apply for art and design degree courses start through undertaking an art and design foundation diploma. There are options to apply straight to an art and design degree. You can do this if your art and design personal statement and portfolio and is of a high enough standard.

Our art and design specialists can help you decide which route is right for you. They will work with you to review your art and design personal statement and portfolio. Which will allow them to identify the most appropriate route and degree course.

As part of your application to study art and design, you will be expected to submit a diverse portfolio of your art and design work. Submitting a successful art portfolio requires specialist advice. This is key to ensure you both display the diversity of your work, and that it is presented in the correct format. This is particularly important for international students who are required to submit a digital art portfolio.

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Securing your art and design place

We will review your design personal statement and portfolio. Then if required, support you in developing it further to ensure it complements a winning application. Most of our students want support in applying to an art and design university throughout the whole process. However, we can also provide bespoke mentoring programmes to help you develop your art portfolio. This can be either if the wider application support is not required. Or if more in-depth support is needed to develop your art personal statement and portfolio prior to application.

Some of our students will apply for both art foundation diploma courses and degrees. We can support you with both options. If you  decide to undertake an art and design foundation diploma, you should consider your longer-term progression on to an art and design degree course. Our specialists will help you do this, by helping you to map out your academic journey.

Art and design, fashion and wider creative industries courses are often highly competitive. In addition to your well prepared art portfolio, submitting an excellent design personal statement which demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of art and design is essential. We can guide you through this process and help you acquire a suitable school reference. We can also book you on open days so you can look around different art and design universities. To get you started if you are interested in a fashion degree you can read more on the best universities for fashion in the UK.

Our specialist art and design application support is delivered as a part of our undergraduate degree university application support service. If you would like to find out more please contact us to speak to one of our advisers.