When you apply to any of our Visual Arts and Film + Media courses you must submit a portfolio and you may be required to attend an interview afterwards.
Are there any alternatives to the Portfolio Assessment?
Yes, there is an alternative option for the courses listed below. In February you can attend a half day practical project workshop for these programmes.
- DL827 BA (Hons) Art
- DL828 BA (Hons) in 3D Design, Model Making, Design + Digital Art
- DL829 BA (Hons) Design for Stage + Screen – Costume Design
- DL830 BA (Hons) Design for Stage + Screen – Character MakeUp
- DL831 BA (Hons) Design for Stage + Screen – Production Design
- DL839 BA (Hons) Interaction & User Experience Design
If you do not have a portfolio of work that you feel strongly about due to exam pressures or you have been out of education for a while, etc., you can be assessed on your performance on the Practical Project Day without the need to submit a portfolio for that course.
You can equally attend the Practical Project Day in February and submit a portfolio in March if you wish.
The grading system is of equal weight both for the Practical Project Day and the portfolio submission. If you decide to opt for the Practical Project day and not to submit a portfolio then the grade you receive for the Practical Project day will represent your final score for that course. If you decide to opt for both the Practical Project Day and portfolio submission then the highest grade achieved in either the Practical Project Day or the portfolio will be your final score for that course.
Once you have applied for one or more of the above courses via the CAO before 1st February, our Admissions team will contact you via email regarding the Practical Project Days. Please note this initiative only applies to the above courses.