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Applications now open for September 2024!

How do I apply?

Undergraduate / Bachelors:

Undergraduate applicants can either apply via UCAS or directly by completing the below online application form or emailing the downloadable form to

Online Undergraduate Application Form (opens in a new window) Undergraduate Application Form Or apply via UCAS (opens in a new window)

Postgraduate / Masters:

Postgraduate applicants can only apply directly by completing the below online application form or emailing the downloadable form to

Online Postgraduate Application Form (opens in a new window) Postgraduate Application Form

What else do I need to apply?

Apart from emailing us your application form, you will also need to submit the below:

1. Portfolio:

After submitting your application, you’ll be asked to send a digital copy of your development portfolio, if your course requires one. Your portfolio should demonstrate your technical skills, ability to generate ideas and passion for the subject area.

View Our Portfolio Advice

*A portfolio is not required for the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Business
  • BSc (Hons) Games Development
  • BSc(Hons) Creative Technology
  • BA (Hons) Acting – Requires an online audition
  • BSc (Hons) Creative Computing

2. Academic / Educational Qualification:

You can find our range of academic/educational entry requirements by country by visiting your relevant country page below.

View our Academic Requirements

3. English Language Proficiency Proof:

The UKVI requires all students applying for a Student Visa to prove their English Language proficiency at a level equivalent to CEFR level B2 or above. This is an IELTS 6.0 overall with a 5.5 in each skill. We accept a range of other tests and qualifications that are listed below:

View our English Entry Requirements

4. Reference:

We require one educational reference, or where you have been working prior to applying to study with us, a professional reference that can vouch for you. There reference letter needs to indicate how long and in what capacity they have known you as well as provide us their candid opinion of you and your suitability to undertake the proposed course of study.

References must either be on an official letterhead, with the stamp of the organisation and signature or the referee or alternatively, must be emailed to directly. We cannot accept applications forwarded on by the applicant if they are not on an official letterhead.

When do I apply?

We recommend that international applicants apply as soon as possible as scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applying early will also allow you to time to fully prepare for your visa application and sort out your accommodation in Norwich. We accept applications up until the end of August of the year of entry.

What happens after I apply?

You can usually expect to hear from us within 15 working days of applying (ie, after submitting your application form and portfolio). If our academic needs to meet you, we will reach out to arrange an interview session, if not, we will directly make you an offer.

You can receive either an unconditional or conditional offer.

An unconditional offer means you have met all our entry requirements. This is usually for students who have completed their prior level of study and hold their final transcripts or certificates.

A conditional offer will outline which conditions you need to meet in order to fully secure a place with us. We will hold your place until you are able to meet the required conditions.

If we are your top institution of choice to study at, you can choose to go firm with us. our second institution of choice becomes your insurance choice. If you have applied via UCAS, there are set dates by which you need to respond to your choices using UCAS Track. If you apply directly, a deadline will be set by which you need to email your confirmation to us.

If you choose not to accept an offer or have accepted an offer from another university, you should formally decline our offer on the UCAS website or by emailing us at

Once you have accepted your firmly accepted your offer, you will be eligible to apply for housing and start the process to apply for your CAS and visa. We will also send you guidance and more information to help you prepare for your move to the UK.

Need help? Chat to our friendly recruitment team

We are pleased to work with you to discuss your questions at any stage of the application process.

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