Fashion and Textiles Extended Degree with Foundation Year BA (Hons) - Portfolio guidelines

Your Foundation Year portfolio should demonstrate your creative thinking, technical ability and potential. It should include an edited selection of highlights from your work – whether completed on previous courses or self initiated – and illustrate a range of different skills.

The process and the way you work is just as important as the final image, so demonstrate the progress and method behind them for example sketches, worksheets, storyboards, scripts, development drawings/models or contact sheets.

It is hoped that all applicants will include in their portfolios a good selection of work that reveals their individual interests and skills. Essays, photographs, creative writing, film, animation, music, photos of 3D objects or self-generated projects can all be included.

Offers of admission are based on evidence of motivation as well as intellectual and practical creative ability.

There are no hard and fast rules about the format of a foundation year portfolio but an A3 to AO portfolio is the usual format for hard copy work, while films and music can be provided on DVD/USB as Quicktime/WAV/MOV files.

Make sure that the work in your portfolio is organised logically – either chronologically or grouped so that development work is placed next to finished piece.

Online/digital portfolio submissions

An online portfolio may be requested if you are an international student or cannot attend an interview for some other reason.

The same course guidance applies as for a hard-copy portfolio but selected work needs to be scanned (where necessary) and arranged in a clear way in either Microsoft Powerpoint or a PDF.

You will be asked to upload the file to the London Metropolitan University Applicant Portal – a username and password will be sent to you in an official email.

PowerPoint submisions

You can provide a digital portfolio as a Microsoft Office PowerPoint Show file (.pps or .ppsx), ideally one image per slide, with a maximum of three.

Include a clear contents slide at the start of the PowerPoint file.

Notes should be used for each slide image including the title of the work, date, materials and dimensions (in cm x cm for 2D and cm x cm x cm for 3D).

Please use stills only – do not attempt to 'embed' any moving image in the PowerPoint Show file. Name the PowerPoint file only as below (ie, in no other way).

Maximum file size: 5MB.

PDF submissions

Provide your portfolio as a single Adobe PDF File, one to three images per page with clear annotations and notes.

Please include a clear contents page at the start of the PDF.

Notes should be used for each slide image including the title of the work, date, materials and dimensions (in cm x cm for 2D and cm x cm x cm for 3D).

Please use stills only – do not attempt to embed any moving image in the PDF file. Name the PDF file only as below (ie, in no other way).

Maximum file size: 5MB.

What to call your file

Please name your portfolio file in this way: 'Portfolio' followed by your surname in upper case, then by your first name in lower case and finally your London Met or UCAS ID Number.

(For example: Portfolio_SMITHJohn_1234567890).