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Find out more about admissions and applications for our undergraduate courses in Fine Art.

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BA/BFA Degree Show 2022
BA/BFA Degree Show 2022, Milka Sigalla, 2022

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Visit the Slade

Please visit UCL’s Prospective Student site for details of upcoming virtual and in-person open-day events. The next events are still to be confirmed, but will probably be at the end of April and June. We also recommend you visit our Degree Show in May.

Please note that the studios are private working spaces and ad hoc or unplanned visits can not be arranged.

If you are interested in applying for the Slade we strongly recommend you read the following before applying/attending any of the events below:

We recommend that you read about our courses before attending the event.

Application procedure for Fine Art programmes

All applications to the BA and BFA in Fine Art at the Slade must be made through UCAS by 31January 2024 at 6.00pm (GMT).

UCAS codes UCL: U80 / BA Fine Art: W100 / BFA Fine Art: W101

You may find the Podcast: Slade School of Fine Art Admissions Special of interest.

Portfolio inspection

All applicants are required to submit one portfolio for inspection by the entrance examiners. Portfolios upload date Monday 5th February 2024 at 16.00 (GMT).

Portfolio Instructions

See our Portfolio Guidance page for further information. You may also find the Portfolio Upload Video helpful.


If portfolios are not sent in the specified format, they will not be viewed and your application will be rejected.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview (details to be confirmed).

Whilst we appreciate the time and effort put into completing your application, regrettably due to the number of applications we receive we are not able to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to an interview.

Entrance Requirements

The BA and BFA programmes are of equal academic standing and have the same entrance requirements.

Details of entrance requirements, including grades for international qualifications and English language requirements can be found in the UCL Prospectus.

Special Entrance

In exceptional circumstances, a candidate who does not satisfy the published requirements may be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Slade Admissions Tutors and with the permission of the Dean of Students (Academic).

Mature Applicants

Applications from 'mature' candidates (aged 21 or over), who may not have a standard educational background, are welcome and are considered individually on their merits.

Deferred Entry

Applications for deferred entry are not normally considered.


Requests for deferral of a place, once an offer has been made, are not normally considered.

English Language Requirement

Any applicant whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme.

A list of all the qualifications accepted and the grades required can be found on the UCL website. The Slade requires the Standard level for the BA, BFA and Affiliate Study.