If you are invited to an interview, you will be asked to bring
along a portfolio that contains samples of your work. Your
portfolio should contain a collection of work, which shows your
skills and knowledge across a number of project studies.
It is a visual representation of your interests, explorations,
work in progress and final pieces. When preparing for this, you
might find the guidelines below useful.
Your portfolio should be clearly laid out and easy to look
through. It can be any size that works for the content. The
portfolio should aim to demonstrate your strongest work, indicating
your creative and technical abilities rather than quantity of
For many courses, drawing is a key element to your portfolio.
Include examples of different types of drawing, such as, life
drawing, still life, illustrations and show different uses of media
Include examples of different projects you have undertaken and
be prepared to talk through the project and the development of your
Sketch books or work books should show what has influenced you:
research, preparatory work, analysis of your work, ie, working
through an idea and testing various approaches. Remember, work in
progress is just as important as finished work.
If you have developed your work with the use of computers, you
could include video clips and animations, please bring along
a CD or laptop.
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