A Level: ABB
IB: 34 points
BTEC: National Extended Diploma: DDM
Personal Statement, Interview and Sample of Work
We are open to subject areas studied: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Studies or Sciences in any combination because we believe anyone can be creative. As long as you can show evidence of a passion for media, creativity and culture in your Personal Statement we will consider your application. You must also be able to demonstrate a convincing commitment to the course and a sense of where you see your future in the media and creative industries at home or abroad.
We interview for this course (face to face, online or over email as appropriate). This is because the course is particularly competitive due to the boutique nature of its design, and we keep our intake low so that we can offer you bespoke learning and industry opportunities. Having reviewed your UCAS application, we will write (by email) asking applicants who are through to the second round to submit an example of work and to answer some questions.
An example of creative work might be something you have made in the past -- a piece of art, media, film or internet communication -- though preferably it will be very recent or made in order to demonstrate the skills and aptitudes we are looking for. We do not expect high level technical skills or practitioner experience -- we are looking for a tangible demonstration of your intelligence, creativity, passion and the willingness to experiment. Here are some ideas of the kinds of things students create in our department: short videos, curated images, blogs, animations, memes, adverts, posters, events, creative writing, a creative business idea, an illustration, logo or brand design, a game or app proposal. Your work should be ORIGINAL. If it is a mashup, appropriation of stock imagery, or a recycling of other content, then you will need to include (with credits, or a document) references to your sources (telling us where your content or material came from).
The example and answers should be submitted promptly – there will be full details in our email. Having viewed your sample and answers, we would then be able to make offers (via UCAS in the usual way) to successful applicants and to invite you to visit us and meet other applicants in Spring.