Applying to the FdA
Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the start of the FdA course.
Applicants are not required to have any formal academic qualifications. All applicants will receive an interview. Offers of places will be based on your application, interview, portfolio of work and two references. At interview you will present a portfolio of art and design work, and will be invited to talk about previous experience, interests and inspirations.
Entry is based on an interview at which you will present a portfolio of art and design work, and will be invited to talk about previous experience, interests and inspirations. There are no academic entry requirements, however one of the following is desirable:
• Five GCSE passes and two A-Levels or
• Four SCE Higher Grade passes
• BTEC National or Higher National Certificate or Diploma with merit grades
• Foundation course (Applicants for BA (hons) top-up must hold a minimum of 240 credits).
• Access to Higher Education Diploma
Applying to the BA (Hons) Top-up Year
Applicants from Mountview’s FdA in Scenic Art and Prop making:
Students on Mountview’s FdA who wish to apply for the BA (Hons) in Secnic Art and Prop Making must make a formal application. We recommend that students apply as early as possible in their second year. An offer of a place will be based on an interview and you must pass the FdA in order to take up a place.
Application information will include a personal statement, information on education and work background and two references relating to your education and/or employment background. Applicants will usually have gained, or be studying for, an FdA equivalent in content to Mountview’s FdA in Scenic Art and Prop Making. They may also have accrued 240 credits on an equivalent BA (Hons) programme. Assessment of the equivalence of other courses will be made on a case-by-case basis.
If an applicant’s first language is not English, and they have not been taught in English or studied to A Level standard in the UK, they will need to demonstrate an acceptable minimum level of competence through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Band 6.5).
Mountview welcomes applications from people with disabilities and is keen to support all applicants to achieve their best. If applicants have any special requirements or access needs, these should be discussed with the course leader/administrator.
Mountview is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for students in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. No applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on grounds of sex, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.