Studying in autumn 2020 during coronavirus

Interviews and portfolios

The application is just the first step in our selection process, we also invite you to an interview and review your portfolio of art and design work. We've put together some simple notes to help you prepare:

Your portfolio

  • The portfolio is expected to consist of 5-10 pages showing a range of recent design work
  • Be selective about the work you show while continuing to show a range of skills and ability
  • Show mostly recent work that you are most proud of
  • Consider how to present your work and the impression the overall look of your portfolio will have on the viewer
  • We like to see lots of work but don't overfill your portfolio - you should be able to carry it by yourself!
  • You do not need to bring large pieces of 3D work, photographs are sufficient

Sketchbooks are extremely important. They should be a 'diary' of your thinking and include observational and speculative drawings/sketches communicating a visual sensitivity. We also look for evidence of how you develop and work through your ideas. Include photographs and collected images and importantly your reaction to them, but avoid letting your sketchbooks be merely scrapbooks

Your interview

Depending on student numbers some interviews will occur in 'teams'. You will be asked to undertake a mini design project within these teams. In the case of low student numbers you will be interviewed individually. We use the interview process to allow us to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests and for you to learn more about us.

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