Helping you succeed

Access Creative College aims to offer creative opportunities for everyone. However, to study at higher levels, it is important that you have the right prior skills to succeed. This is a guide to what you will need.

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Application is via UCAS. The best way to access the course in UCAS is to go to APPLY in the top menu and click on the link for the campus you want to study at.


Our foundation degrees are practical and accessible. They are less academic in focus than some full degree courses, meaning it is more about the music. It also means you can access the courses with just 64 UCAS points.

The following are the specific entry requirements:

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age on 31st December on the year of entry.
  • You will be required to achieve a recognised Level 3 qualification (e.g.RSL, BTEC, A Levels) which generates a minimum of 64 UCAS points (2017 tariff) in a music related subject, or where music is a key component. This equates to a Pass, Pass, Merit grade for a RSL/BTEC extended diploma.
  • All candidates must have achieved A* – C in GCSE Maths and English.
  • You will be required to provide evidence of your prior qualifications (achieved or predicted).
  • Mature candidates (21+ years of age) with non-standard qualifications and/or substantial experience in the music or related industries, are encouraged to apply and will be considered if the demonstrate appropriate ability through interview.
  • Students who do not have English as a first language are required to achieve the equivalence of a minimum of 6.0 overall with no band below 5.5 from a Secured English Language Test (SELT), the most common being IELTS, PTE or CAE. A student may be advised to undertake additional language courses or receive language support toward achieving the required standard by the start of the course, during the first term or by the end of the first year, as the situation demands.