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Four year degree entry requirements

Four year degrees are available in Film and Moving Image Production, Fine Art, Games Art and Design and Graphic Design.

Qualification Requirement
GCE A/AS levels 200 tariff points through A-Levels including two C grades or higher one of which must be in an Art and Design or Media related subject.
Advanced Diploma in Creative and Media Pass at Grade C in the Diploma and C in the Additional and Specialist Learning. Advanced Diplomas in other subjects would not normally be accepted unless accompanied by other Level 3 art and design related subjects.
International Baccalaureate A minimum of 28 Points

For the following vocational qualifications NUA does not specify tariff points, but will normally require the following grades:

Qualification Requirement
BTEC National (from 2011 onwards) Extended Diploma MMP (Merit, Merit, Pass)
BTEC National (from 2011 onwards) Diploma DM (Distinction, Merit)
BTEC National (qualifications completed prior to June 2011) National Diploma MMP (Merit, Merit, Pass)
BTEC National (qualifications completed prior to June 2011) National Certificate DM (Distinction, Merit)
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design P (Pass) normally in addition to A-level qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma in art and design or media related subject PASS

Combinations and other qualifications

The University will accept other pre-entry qualifications or combinations of different qualifications. For further information on the types of qualifications accepted, please consult the UCAS Entry profile for your chosen course. Applications may also be considered from candidates who do not meet these minimum entry requirements. NUA welcomes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and previous educational or professional experiences, including those with nonstandard qualifications.

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Appeals and Complaints

The University has in place procedures to allow applicants to make an appeal against a decision on their application, or to make a complaint about procedures involved in the applications process. Please see the following documents for details:

For further information, contact registry@nua.ac.uk.

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