Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Entry guide

Full details can be found on specific course pages.

Qualifications required

Entry requirements for 2 and 3 year courses

We have a range of entry requirements and are keen to assess each application individually, recognising that our applicants have a range of backgrounds and qualifications. Each application will be assessed individually, including a review of your grades, interview, portfolio/audition (if relevant) and any experience. Typical entry requirements are outlined below, but individual offers may vary.

UCAS tariff points – Different applicants may have UCAS points ranging from a minimum of 48 up to 168, usually with a qualification relevant to the course they have applied for.

Non-tariff courses – The MET accepts a wide range of level 3 qualifications, some of which may not currently be on the UCAS tariff. These include a range of vocational level 3 diplomas, NVQs and EU qualifications. The qualification is usually relevant to the course applied for.

Interviews, auditions and portfolios – Many courses will require applicants to attend an interview, often including an audition or portfolio review (if relevant).

Work experience – The MET will consider applicants who are currently in work and/or may have completed their education some time ago. To apply, applicants will usually have at least 3 years work experience in the relevant industry.

English as a second language - Applicants who have English as a second language and do not have GCSE in English will be asked to take an IELTS assessment or equivalent as part of their offer conditions. They will need to achieve an overall score of 6.0, with 6.0 in the writing element and 5.5 in all other sub elements.
The exception to this is students who have English as a second language but have been schooled here, i.e. taken GCSE in English, if they have a achieved a grade D/ 3 they would not need to take the IELTS assessment.

English and Maths GCSE
We strongly advise that applicants will have achieved 9-4 grade in Maths and English or equivalent qualification, to enable them to successfully complete their studies at the MET and enhance their future careers.

Entry guide for direct entry to optional Year 3 BA/BSc top-up courses

Completion of FdA (Foundation Degree) or HND or equivalent. Industry experience may be taken into account. Most applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Creative arts applicants are required to provide a portfolio or audition (depending on the course).

Interview and portfolio / audition

The following courses will require an interview in addition to the above qualifications. You can find specific requirements on individual course pages. 

Full details about the audition / portfolio requirements will be provided with your invite to interview.

Interview and portfolio / audition

Courses with specific interview requirements

Visual Art and Design
A creative portfolio containing up to 20 pieces of your best work, such as drawings, paintings, sketches and collage. We will also ask to see examples of your written work.

In addition to your portfolio, you should bring original garments that demonstrate your technical/construction skills. We will also ask to see examples of your written work.

A show reel of your best work, both course and individual, which demonstrates your creative, technical, written and visual abilities. 

Performance courses
You should prepare a performance for audition that is no longer than three minutes in length. Musical Theatre students must also be prepared to take part in a dance class, which is part of the audition process.

Music Performance
Students will be expected to sit an ear test, a written theory paper and a sight reading test, as well as to perform a prepared audition piece.

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