Media Portfolio Reviews
Once you have applied for one of our art and design* courses and have been shortlisted, you will be asked to provide a portfolio and for our three-year degrees, invited to attend a portfolio review meeting which will include a two-hour activity. Your portfolio is an opportunity to show us who you are, your creative ability, and your potential.
Courses: *Undergraduate Media courses include Animation, Computer Games Design, and Film and Television Production (including Sandwich Year routes).
*Postgraduate Media courses include MA Digital and Visual Communication and MA Fim and Television Production.
Please note for our Foundation Year Routes, you must attend a Prepare for Foundation Year Assessment Day before then submitting a digital portfolio, see below.
Interview method: Undergraduate 3-year degree Portfolio Reviews will be On-Campus for those wishing to start in 2024.
Postgraduate Portfolio Reviews are conducted digitally and will need to be sent to FABSSapplicant@wlv.ac.uk.
On Campus (for Undergraduates): George Wallis (MK) Building, Wolverhampton City Campus, WV1 1NT. Directions can be found here.
Pre-interview tasks required:
- Creative Portfolio - see details below.
- Have a form of identification (e.g. passport, driving licence etc.) ready to present on arrival.
- Do you know enough about the course you have applied for? Research information about the course and visit our open days or postgraduate open evenings to come and speak to our staff and students www.wlv.ac.uk/opendays.
Hints and Tips on what we expect of your Portfolio (Undergraduates only)
- Your portfolio should be well organised and presented. The portfolio should aim to demonstrate your strongest work, indicating your creative and technical abilities rather than the quantity of work.
- Include photographs of a range of artwork showing the development of skills and/or experimentation with different media.
- For many courses, drawing is a key element to your portfolio. Include examples of different types of drawing, such as life drawing, still life, and illustrations.
- Include examples of different projects you have undertaken and be prepared to talk through the project and the development of your work.
- Include at least one project that shows how you have developed an idea from start to finish - don't forget to explain the project and how you developed your ideas.
- Use good quality, well-lit photographs of your work and try and find a plain background.
- You can put your portfolio together either via a PowerPoint file or a pdf document with links to any moving image work or other digital work you have saved on another site like Youtube or Vimeo.
Digital Portfolio Reviews (Foundation Year Degrees and Postgraduates only)
If you have applied for a Foundation Year route and passed the Prepare for Foundation Year assessment day you will be asked to provide a digital portfolio.
If you have applied for a Postgraduate Masters program, you will be asked to provide a digital portfolio and may be invited to a portfolio review.
If you’re unable to attend your portfolio review, you can amend your date/time via e:Vision up to 72 hours before your interview/portfolio review/assessment day. If you’re unable to attend less than 72 hours before, please contact us by email or phone as soon as possible. Find out how to amend your appointment here.
Please note if you fail to notify us that you’re unable to attend, your application will be rejected.
After attending your portfolio review, you will be notified on whether or not you’ve passed within 3-5 working days. If you are successful, your offer will be confirmed within 14 working days.
If you’re unsuccessful, you will be made an alternative offer on another course that we think you are suitable for. Find out more.
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