When to submit a portfolio

If you're applying for practice or practical based modules, you must submit a portfolio of work when you apply.

We cannot consider you for practical classes if you do not submit a portfolio.

You'll need to submit a portfolio when applying to modules such as:

  • Audio Production
  • Film and TV
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Graphics
  • Fine Arts
  • Fashion Design
  • Animation
  • Urban Design and Architecture

What to include in your portfolio

Your portfolio must meet the following criteria:

  • Portfolios should show an example of the work you have produced, your level and your abilities.
  • The work should be relevant to the class you are applying to take.
  • Multimedia presentations, photographs, slides, videos, CD-ROMs and drawings are all acceptable.
  • All work should be clearly marked with your name and home institution. This is especially important for pieces of work consisting of more than one part, that could become separated.
  • Portfolio work should be supported by documentation to explain the piece (motivations, objectives, production methods, etc). You should also be aware that VHS formatting in the UK is different from the US/Canada/Australia.
  • Work should be PC and MAC compatible.

Due to limited capacity within our studios and other spaces, it may not always be possible for exchange students to take practical modules. Make sure you choose alternative modules in case our practical classes are full.