Fine Art - 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.

The portfolio should not measure more than 100 x 75 centimetres (40 x 30 inches) and must not include more than twenty-five A1 sheets (59.4 x 84.1 cm / 23.27 x 33.1 inches). Three dimensional work, large paintings and work under glass cannot be accepted. Work that is not packaged in a durable portfolio will also not be accepted.  Each item, including slides and photographs, must be clearly labelled with your full name (as stated on your application) and the date the piece was completed.

The portfolio may include written work, drawings and other two-dimensional works, including sketchbooks. Large pieces of work and three-dimensional work should be presented using photographs or slides. DVDs, CDs and VHS videos may also be included. You are advised to be selective when preparing your portfolio and to present those pieces that you feel best represent your creative ability.