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Applying to BDes Sound for the Moving Image: 

Your application to study for an undergraduate degree at the GSA is in two parts:

When the School receives your application form from UCAS, you will be issued with an acknowledgement of your application and directed to upload your files. You can do so as soon as you receive your acknowledgement and no later than the deadline communicated to you in the e-mail you receive. 

Guidelines on submitting the portfolio for BDes Sound for the Moving Image are available here. 

If you are submitting a portfolio, we would advise you to contact Jessica Argo ( to discuss your portfolio ahead of submission. 

We expect that you have familiarised yourself with the learning, teaching and research we offer at the GSA and that your expectations align with the learning experience that we try to provide in the specialists pathway and departments. If you experience any problems during this process, please contact us by email at: 

Direct Entry to Third Year

Entry to this programme is to year 3 only, either from FE college via articulation OR with appropriate HND or equivalent qualification and portfolio. An appropriate college qualification would be a minimum pass in a HND programme with a significant sound and/or music production element. Direct applicants will have to provide evidence of skills in sound production via a portfolio. Entry via equivalent professional experience will also require a portfolio as well as at least one reference from a practicing audio-visual professional. 

Acredited Prior Learning

We recognise that our applicants come from a wide variety of social, cultural and educational backgrounds and we are willing to consider applications for admission from those who do not have the published conventional qualifications for admission and/or who wish to gain recognition for formal or informal study undertaken elsewhere.

English Language Requirement

The School of Simulation & Visualisation expect all students to demonstrate proficiency in the English language, which for UK students is normally shown by a pass in Higher or GCSE English.

For international students required to evidence their English language proficiency, the GSA’s preferred test is the IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test taken at a UKVI approved test centre.

International students required to evidence their English language proficiency by sitting a Secure English Language Test (SELT) will be asked to complete an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test taken at a UKVI approved test centre. Our current requirement for BDes(Hons) Sound for the Moving Image is IELTS for UKVI (Academic) with 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in each component. 

A full list of UKVI approved test centres can be found here. A full list of other tests that may be presented can be found here.

For more information, please email or call +44 (0) 141 353 4512