Fashion - BA (Hons) - Portfolio Guidelines

The purpose of the portfolio interview is to try and assess each student’s potential and ability to benefit from the course. This will take the form of a discussion around the applicant’s range of interests and focus on their portfolio of work. The interview is a two-way process: the interviewer wants to see what skills and interests the applicant has, so it is important to spend some time preparing your portfolio.

Your portfolio should demonstrate evidence of your artistic and creative potential. You may show examples of work in any specialism of your choice, however you should demonstrate a potential for textile design throughout your work. Three-dimensional work can be presented as photographs, the content and quality of the photographs will be considered important. We welcome an example of sketchbook work to show your design thinking and ideas, along with drawing and experimentation with a variety of media (for example; inks, paints etc) and techniques. It is also important to include a short written piece of work.