Once you have filled in our Clearing application form or called our admissions team, the relevant member of teaching staff will call you to talk about the course you are interested in. They may call from an unknown number.
If they would like to see examples of your work, you will be invited to make a submission within 2 working days so that we can let you know the outcome as quickly as possible.. It does not need to be an extensive or formal portfolio, 2 or 3 simple examples of work in progress will be perfect.
You will receive information from our admissions team during the clearing application process so look out for emails and check your ‘junk’ folder!
Non- Clearing Portfolio advice
What should I include?
Your portfolio doesn’t haven’t to be long or full of finished work. It can be as simple as a collection of a few ideas, some work in progress or things you’ve experimented with. It doesn’t need to be work from your school or college; it could be something you’ve done at home or in your spare time.
The main thing to remember is that it should show your interest in the area you are studying!
We have put together this guide to help you to create your portfolio
For all programmes:
- Show the range of work you have done and your interests, including relevant personal work and course work.
- Don’t be too selective, and include materials that show your process and the final outcome, such as notes, plans, sketches, and schedules.
- Present your work in logical, ordered fashion-related pieces of work or themes that can work well.
- Make it clear where work has been done in collaboration with other people and what aspects of the work are your own.
- Keep audio, video or film work to a maximum of 5 minutes long.
For design and making programmes:
- Try to show work in various media, such as colour and texture studies, 2 & 3-dimensional work, photography, character drawing, sketchbooks containing visual notes and marks, found material, reference, and research.
- Include pictures of anything you’ve previously designed, like any set, costume or lighting for a performance, or made sets, props or costumes.
If you are an International Student, you will follow all of the above steps. In addition to this, once you have been made an offer, you will need to provide the Admissions Team with specific documents to meet the conditions of applying for your visa. Please visit our International Students page for further information.