What qualifications do you need to study art and design?
Unsure what qualifications will impress admissions tutors? Check out our art and design essentials to help you decide...
Art and design essentials
- Many courses require a diploma in foundation art and design, or a BTEC National Diploma in general art and design (or equivalent). This will help you to build up the portfolio you need when applying to creative arts degree courses.
- Art A-level or a design-related subject.
Useful A-levels (or equivalent)
- Design technology.
- History of art.
Other typical A-levels taken by current art and design students
- English literature.